Entries by Darryl Butler

Restore the ABCC Now Say Chartered Builders

The Australian Institute of Building (AIB), the voice of professional chartered builders, says it is time to act and restore the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner (ABCC) without delay. The AIB is gravely concerned at the continued revelations at the Royal Commission and the latest report of CFMEU malfeasance aired on the ABC earlier this […]

Chartered Builders Applaud NT Advisory Council to Reduce Construction Red Tape

The Australian Institute of Building (AIB) today gave due credit to the Northern Territory Government for establishing a new Construction and Development Advisory Council to make recommendations about reducing red tape.

“With the Council to make recommendations to Government by 30 June 2015 about how to further reduce red tape in the construction and development […]

Chartered Builders Welcome HIA Report Housing Australia’s Future

The Australian Institute of Building (AIB) today welcomed the inaugural edition of Housing Australia’s Future, an in-depth analysis of Australia’s housing requirements, published yesterday by the Housing Industry Association (HIA). AIB acknowledges the contribution that HIA have made to researching this field and informing key stakeholders and the public on this important issue.

“With this […]

AIB Announces 2014 National Professional Excellence in Building Awards and Building Professionals of the Year

The Australian Institute of Building recently announced the 2014 AIB National Professional Excellence in Building Awards in Melbourne.

The presentation of the awards was made at a gala awards dinner at the Hyatt Hotel in Canberra, which was attended by the building and construction industry’s leading figures.

“These awards are the ultimate personal achievement for […]

VET Reforms Welcomed By Chartered Builders

The Australian Institute of Building (AIB) today welcomed the reforms to vocational and education training (VET) announced yesterday by the Minister for Industry, The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, at the National Skills Summit in Canberra. As the body that strives to lift educational standards in the construction industry, the AIB has a keen interest in […]

Professional Builders Give Thumbs Up to Free NCC

The Australian Institute of Building (AIB) today hailed the State and Federal building ministers’ forum agreeing in principle yesterday to make the 2015 National Construction Code (NCC) and future editions freely available and online, with details to be finalised in the coming months.

“This is a significant improvement for the construction industry and very welcome […]

AIB Welcomes Changes to Qld Payment Disputes Legislation

The Australian Institute of Building (AIB) today came out in support of the Queensland Government’s changes to resolving payment disputes in the Queensland construction industry. As part of its consultation process, the Queensland Government has listened to key stakeholders and changed the way adjudicators are appointed and the timeframes for responding to large and complex […]

ABCC Must Be Re-Instated Without Delay

The Australian Institute of Building (AIB) today stated that latest reports of corruption in the Construction, Forestry, Mining amp; Energy Union (CFMEU) and links to organised crime highlighted the need for the ABCC to be re-instated as soon as possible so the construction industry can be quickly put back on the right path. AIB requires […]

Lowering of Standards for National Licensing is a Step Backwards and Sets a Worrying Precedent

The Australian Institute of Building (AIB) today came out in support of the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) and urged the Standing Committee on Federal Financial Relations (SCFFR), due to meet in November, to vote no on the latest proposals for national licensing for the property profession. AIB shares REIA’s concerns about the Decision […]