George Zillante is Associate Professor and Head of Construction & Project Management at the University of South Australia. He has qualifications in Architecture, Urban & Regional Planning, Building Surveying, Business Administration and Construction and has worked (and continues to work) at the professional level in those fields. Over the years George has done a lot of work in the field of Building Legislation and this has resulted in his appointment to many Government Committees including, inter alia, Chair of the South Australian Building Advisory Committee, member of the South Australian Development Policy Advisory Committee, member of several Australian Building Codes Board Committees as well as representing the Australian Construction Industry on the International Association for the Professional Management of Construction. This interest in Building Legislation led George to establish the Centre for Building & Planning Studies at UniSA in 1993 and has resulted in several research projects dealing with the impacts of legislation on development and, more recently on bushfires and Government Policy responses to the impact of bushfires and Organisational Change. George is also a member of several Professional Bodies (RICS, AIBS, ACCE etc) and serves on a number of Education and Accreditation Committees.