Awards & Grants


Research Initiative: The Defects Dilemma seeks to explain the high level of defects in the Australian multi-apartment high rise sector through systemic  analysis.

The Defects Dilemma initiative is a continuation of several decades of research by Dr Drane across several academic institutions including Macquarie Graduate School of Management (1992 and 2010), UNSW Built Environment ( 2011 to 2015) and then Western Sydney University School of Business (2016 to 2018).

The most recent summary of the research is titled ‘The State of Contemporary Property Development Structures’ which was the subject of an initial seed grant and then a early career research fellowship grant in 2017-8.

See web page :

and One Page Flyer Prop Dev Structures- Drane 2017

The Defects Dilemma initiative liaises and recongnises both City Futures Research Centre ( Professor Bill Randolph) and Deakin University Senior Lecturer Nicole Johnston . Both are involved in defects based research projects and collaborations are in process.

The initiative was spurred initially by Jonathan’s invited attendance as a speaker at both the Griffith University  Strata and Community Title in Australia for the 21st Century 2015 Conference

and then the Building Regulatory Reform Summit held in Canberra (2018) by the Building Products Innovation Council.

The Defects Dilemma initiatives are recognised by the State Government Ministry of Finance Services and Innovation and the Building Professionals Board.See article: