Watch our Light at the End of the Tunnel session looking at cultural change in construction and what we might learn from work underway – with Alison Mirams and Natalie Galea.

Alison Mirams is CEO of Roberts Pizzarotti, a Sydney-based construction firm at the forefront of cultural and organisational change. She is a strong advocate for women and is committed to improving mental health in an industry plagued by challenges.

This includes trialling the five-day work week on the Concord Hospital site in Sydney. The outcome of a non-conforming bid, this project aims to demonstrate how better workplace practices can improve mental health and wellbeing, and increase productivity and building quality. Natalie Galea is conducting a study into the impacts of the program as part of her wider research and action on equity in the construction industry.

Watch the conversation to find out more about how the project came about, how it is going, and what lessons we might learn for ongoing cultural change in our own contexts.


1 formal point on completion of the CPD questions found here. You will receive an email with your responses. This provides the evidence of attendance and completion for the session named at the top of this document. Please keep the response email for your records, it counts as your certificate. The series learning objectives are here.

Light at the End of the Tunnel is a collaboration between Parlour and Monash Architecture, and is supported by all our Parlour Partners. This session was held online 12.30–1.30pm AEDT, Friday 4 December 2020.