I trust this message find you well. News of our 70th Anniversary celebrations and plans will follow in subsequent messages.

It was pleasing to see the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reporting that seasonally adjusted estimates for total Construction work rose 2.4% in the March Quarter to almost $52 billion.
Building work completed rose by 2.5% to just over $30 billion with Engineering work also completed, rising 2.2% to almost $22 billion.

Whilst the signs are promising, report back from AIB’s wide supplier network, reveal shortages and delays in freight for certain products and materials.  As well as delaying completions, for commercial and residential builds, this is overlaid with price increases of between 6% to 13% now being applied and passed on to builders and tradespeople.

Professional Excellence in Building Awards:
Please find below the schedule of Events for the upcoming PEA’s and if not already done so, please head to our Awards Website to get your tickets.  They are sure to be fantastic events.

State Date Venue
Queensland 18 June Pullman Hotel, Corner Ann and Roma Streets, Brisbane City QLD 4000
South Australia & Northern Territory 2 July National Wine Centre, Corner of Hackney Road & Botanic Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Victoria & Tasmania 16 July RACV City Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
New South Wales 30 July Strangers’ Room, NSW Parliament, 6 Macquarie Street Sydney, 2000
Australian Capital Territory 12 August Ainslie Football Club, 52 Wakefield Avenue, Ainslie ACT 2602
Western Australia 14 August The Westin, 480 Hay Street, Perth WA 600
National 11 September The Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston Street Melbourne, 3000


In recognition of AIB’s preeminent position, through our members and influence in the building and construction industry, we are pleased to announce three new Corporate Partners; Fairview, UVEX and Legrand. These leading suppliers join ASSA ABLOY, Milwaukee, DesignBUILD, Bunnings, Kaboodle, Lahey Constructions and Solid Support/Powerproject as AIB Corporate Partners.

Please keep an eye out for these suppliers and introduce yourselves at your Chapter’s CPD Events over the coming year. I’ve been attending some of the sessions and encourage you all to take part and I’m sure there is much to learn of the exciting developments these companies have in store.

Take care,

Geoff Dart
Executive Director