Changing cultures – lessons from construction

Changing cultures – lessons from construction

  • 4 December 2020, 12.30–1.30pm
  • This is a free event, but bookings are essential to access the Zoom meeting.


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Click the image above to watch the chat between Naomi Stead and Justine Clark

Please join Parlour and Monash Architecture for our Light at the End of the Tunnel session on cultural change within the construction industry – with Alison Mirams and Natalie Galea in conversation with Naomi Stead and Justine Clark.

Alison Mirams is CEO of Roberts Pizzarotti, a Sydney-based construction firm at the forefront of cultural and organisational change in the sector. 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 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 into equity in the construction industry.

Join us for a 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.

See you online for an informal yet informative Q&A session.


Light at the End of the Tunnel is a Q & A event series, happening every Friday lunchtime AEST, for as long as we all need it. Hosted by Parlour and Monash Architecture this online talk series is to help our communities navigate the world of work, the futures of the profession and paths forward in the midst of the pandemic.

Each week one or two speakers will be online to answer our questions and yours on a wide range of topics – from the nitty gritty of how to negotiate, polishing up your CV and portfolio, and what to do with an unexpected career break, to broader speculations about the kind of profession we want and need, and how we might best position the discipline for the future.

These will be informal, interactive sessions aimed at equipping the Parlour communities for the path ahead, and encouraging the to actively participate in making the future of our profession.

In the meantime, watch Naomi and Justine chat about the idea, and do get in touch if there are topics you would like covered.

Previous Light at the end of the tunnel recordings can be found on the Parlour website.

Mutual support, solidarity and camaraderie!