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David Chandler OAM

NSW Building Commissioner

NSW Government

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David was appointed to the role of NSW Building Commissioner in 2019 after an impressive forty-year career in the Australian construction industry. David is improving the quality of construction and restoring trust in the industry through leading the delivery of Construct NSW in collaboration with the sector. David delivered major infrastructure and urban renewal projects, including the new Parliament House in Canberra and Sydney’s Quay Apartments. As Adjunct Professor in the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics at Western Sydney University, David helped shape the next generation of construction professionals and founded the Centre for Smart Modern Construction, which invests in new academic and research capabilities for the construction sector. David was awarded an Order of Australia Medal in 1989 for his services to the construction industry.