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MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

Our National Council Meeting was held last Saturday here in Canberra. Of particular note, we discussed:

Ways that we (AIB) can better engage and deliver benefits to our students and graduates in the industry A review of the Institute’s delivery of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and are we hitting the mark? Discussion/next steps around the […]

THE NATIONAL PRESIDENT – WEEK THAT WAS …

15 March 2019

This week I am currently in Canberra ahead of a Council Meeting tomorrow. We also learned last Monday of the passing of a past National President Mr Graham Fricker AM LFAIB. Graham served the institute with distinction for all of his building career and he was our National President from 2001 to […]

ACIF WELCOMES RELEASE OF THE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF SHERGOLD WEIR REPORT

The Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) has welcomed the implementation plan for the recommendations of the Shergold Weir report released yesterday.  ACIF commends the Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) and the Federal, State and Territory Governments for the release of the implementation plan, albeit 13 months after the release of the Shergold Weir Report in February […]

BMF RELEASES BUILDING CONFIDENCE REPORT

The BMF commissioned the Building Confidence report, an independent expert examination of the broader compliance and enforcement problems within Australia’s building and construction system. The report concluded that there are a number of significant systematic deficiencies with Australia’s building industry culture and Australia’s governance arrangements, and made 24 recommendations to address these (see Table 1).

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AIB – CURRENT ISSUES COMMENT

In the first case in Australia brought against a Member’s company, in relation to aluminium composite panels (ACPs), VCAT apportioned zero costs directly to the builder.

His Honour Judge Woodward, ruled that L.U. Simon Builders Pty Ltd, the Registered Building Practitioner and AIB Fellow, Jim Moschoyiannis “did not fail to exercise reasonable care in the […]

COALITION BUILDS OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION

Kelly O’Dwyer MP / Minister for Jobs and Industrial Relations & Minister for Women

Media Release

COALITION BUILDS OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION

The Coalition Government is determined to see more women in work in Australia’s building and construction industry, our nation’s third largest industry.

Minister for Jobs and Industrial Relations […]

MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

One of the things that I am most look forward to in this role is working with an energetic and strategic thinking National Board – or as we like to call it, National Council. Every now and again in my E News column, I will introduce you to a Council member so you can get […]

THE NATIONAL PRESIDENT – WEEK THAT WAS …

This week saw the NSW State Government release the final report from the independent investigation into Sydney’s Opal Tower issue/s.

As articulated by the NSW State Government (media release), one of the biggest recommendations related to the report is about ‘registering engineers’. The AIB welcomes Minister Kean’s response as a […]

MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

One of the first significant meetings of the year was the Building Ministers Forum held in Hobart last week, where state and territory Ministers gathered to talk about a myriad of current issues confronting the profession. National President, David Burnell attended the meeting and I have asked him to give us a brief overview of […]