Ten Truths About Builders in Victoria
Between corporate collapses, strikes and overall weak conditions surrounding Victoria’s building and construction industry in recent months, those outside the industry could be forgiven for thinking that building might not be an ideal sector in which to work right now.
Such thinking, however, would be dead wrong according to those in the industry.
A recent survey of 800 registered building practitioners (RBPs) across Victoria revealed that the majority were highly satisfied with their occupation and that most want to stay in the game for a long time, with pride in the finished product being the most rewarding part of the industry.
Interestingly, the survey revealed that there are many similarities between how builders see themselves and how, according to a related survey, consumers in the same state see the industry. Both builders and consumers reported positive impressions of the industry, valuing sustainable building and saying they generally experience few problems throughout the building process.
While the survey, conducted by the state’s Building Commission, pertained only to building practitioners in Victoria, some of the findings may well apply to those in other states.
The following 10 underlying themes emerged from the survey results: