The AIB is actively engaged in all forms and levels of education and training in the building and construction industry. In the higher education and TVET sectors, the AIB actively works with all the key program providers through the AIB’s accreditation process. Details on these programs and the various providers are located elsewhere in this website under the dedicated education tabs.
The AIB strongly supports a number of important stakeholders in the building and construction industry. Members, and for that matter the general public should be make themselves aware of the roles, responsibilities and the products and services offered by the following important entities:
The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) – www.abcb.gov.au
The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is a Council of Australian Government (COAG) standards writing body that is responsible for the National Construction Code (NCC) which comprises the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and the Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA). It is a joint initiative of all three levels of government in Australia and was established by an Intergovernmental agreement (IGA) signed by the Commonwealth, States and Territories on 1 March 1994. A new IGA was signed by Ministers, with effect from 30 April 2012. The ABCB’s mission is to address issues of safety and health, amenity and sustainability in the design, construction and performance of buildings. It is also a regulatory reform vehicle for COAG. The AIB has a permanent seat on one of the most important advisory groups in the ABCB – the Building Codes Committee. The AIB’s representative is actively promoting professional and best practice behaviour through this committee and regularly reports to AIB members on the committee’s activities.
Standards Australia (SAI) – www.standards.org.au
Standards Australia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, recognised by the Australian Government as the peak non-government Standards body in Australia. Standards Australia develops internationally aligned Australian Standards® that deliver Net Benefit to Australia and is the Australian member of ISO and IEC.
The AIB has representative on various standards sub committees including the latest to be formed on building information modelling. An updated list of committees involved and the AIB’s work on them is currently being compiled and will be available here shortly (updated 4 April 2013)
The Council of Australian Governments has been working on streamlining and improving the licensing of building and building related occupations since 2009. The AIB successfully lobbied for a permanent seat on the advisory committee for building related occupations. As at April 2013 the COAG process has not yet commenced in earnest on the building related occupations which have been included in what COAG are calling the second tranche. There remains uncertainty on when this work may commence.
Please refer to the various AIB Chapters for information on building licensing for each State and Territory.
AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL BODIES
The AIB is the only Australian professional body representing the interests of professional builders throughout Australia and internationally. The AIB has close links with all the Australian professional bodies in the Building Environment and are proud to list links to these close professional stakeholders
- Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS) www.aibs.com.au
- Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) www.aiqs.com.au
- Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) www.aia.com.au
- National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) www.nawic.com.au
- Engineers Australia (EA) www.engineersaustralia.org.au
OVERSEAS PROFESSIONAL BODIES
The AIB has close associations with several key overseas professional bodies who concentrate on their individual sovereign issues and the AIB works well with these institutes and we all respect each other’s domain. Of particular focus for the AIB are working relationships with the following overseas Institutes:
- New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB) www.nziob.org.nz
- Singapore Institute of Building Limited (SIB) www.sib.com.sg
- Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers www.hkicm.org.hk