FROM THE NATIONAL PRESIDENT

Mr Paul Heather AM FAIB

Paul is a second generation builder with vast construction industry experiences spanning over 40 years working within the residential, industry, commercial, retail, mining sector and major infrastructure projectsas has worked with likes of Woodford Constructions. J.P. Cordukes, KB Hutcherson, Concrete Constructions, Theiss Watkins White, Triden Contractors, Balfour Beatty, Coles Myer Group, Optus Communications, Olympic Co-Ordination Authority, McDonald’s Australia, One.Tel Ltd, Hutchison 3G, Hansen Yuncken, Jones Lang LaSalle, Bensons Property Group and Chadwick Technology.

Joining as a Corporate Member in December 1999 and now a Fellow of the Institute Paul has served the Australian Institute of Building at Chapter level as an Honorary Secretary, Vice President and Chapter President, and further at National level as Chapter Representative, National Senior Vice President and is the current National President.

In relation to industry related education and in order of achievement Paul is the holder of a Carpentry and Joinery Trade Certificate, Building Foreman and Clerk of Works Certificate, Building Certificate, Associate Diploma Applied Science (Bld), Advanced Diploma in Building and Construction (Management), Graduate Certificate in Project Management Degree and a Master of Project Management Degree and most recently has commenced part-time study at the University of Canberra as aPhD Candidate.

Amalgamating of all Paul’s skills, experiences, education and continued personal development from humble beginnings as an Apprentice Carpenter through to Senior Management on an Major International Infrastructure Project it would be safe to say that Paul has “Advanced Through Learning”.

Advance Through Learning

Founded in 1951, the AIB is the leading institute for building and construction professionals, acknowledged for its ability to bring individuals together who share a common interest in improving the standing of the building profession and their career within Australia and overseas.

The AIB is incorporated by Royal Charter and is the preeminent professional body for building professionals in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

Recognised as the accrediting body for building and construction degrees at educational institutions, the AIB has a long and proud history of supporting and servicing the building profession. For more than fifty years, the Institute has worked with the building and construction industry, government, universities and allied stakeholders to promote the building profession, support the development of university courses in building and construction whilst promoting the use of innovative building techniques and a best-practice regulatory environment.

AIB is proud of its role in promoting the exchange of information amongst individuals and accomplishes this through publications including the Construct Magazine and the Australasian Journal of Construction Economics & Building (AJCEB).

The AIB also has an extensive continuing professional development program in Australia and overseas and facilitates the annual AIB Professional Excellence in Building Awards Program.

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