David Chandler OAM is the NSW Building Commissioner.

David has extensive experience across construction in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. He was the Construction Director for Australia’s New Parliament House. Since, he has led enterprises involved in major projects, public capital works procurement, business transition and transaction due-diligence.

David has experience in distressed project and company workouts. He has been Chairman and Director on a range of private and public boards, joint-ventures and enquiries into the performance of the construction industry.

David has strong interests in the urban renewal, housing and education sectors. He was the Deputy Chair of the BER Implementation review.

David is widely published, sharing modern construction insights and commentary across all of today’s media platforms. He is a regular industry presenter and facilitator of modern construction learning and workshops.

David has until recently been an Adjunct Professor in Construction Management at Western Sydney University. He was the founding Industry Engagement Lead for the successful Centre for Smart Modern Construction – c4SMC. The Centre involves industry and academic collaboration to invest in modern construction research, academic and industry capability building to help prepare the next generation of constructors to be future ready.

David is an advocate for the modernisation of a viable Australian construction sector.

David Chandler OAM

NSW Building Commissioner

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