The Australian Institute of Building (AIB) organises and supports a number of events within Australia’s building and construction industry that support the professional development of building and construction professionals in Australia and internationally.

AIB Online

The AIB is pleased to make available to professionals, working in the Built Environment, an easily accessible online platform to fulfil their CPD obligations known as AIB Online.  All the programs on offer have been individually reviewed and assessed to the highest standard of what is expected by the AIB in continuing professional development, whilst keeping in mind the need for any program to be topical and easy to access.  The AIB’s Education Committee is regularly reviewing and updating the offering on AIB Online to ensure a wide ranging and interesting sets of programs are offered.

To review, access and complete the AIB Online courses, please click on the following link: ENTER AIB ONLINE 

Past AIB Addresses

AIB Address Speakers

  • The Honourable Sir Laurence Street AC KCMG QC HonFAIB
    Former Chief Justice and Lieutenant Governor of New South Wales
    ‘The Role of Mediation in the Settlement of Building Contract Disputes’
  • The Honourable Sir Llewellyn Edwards AC
    Former Deputy Premier, Treasurer of Queensland and medical practitioner who commenced his career as an Apprentice Electrician
    ‘The Role of the Building Industry in a Buoyant Economy’
  • The Honourable Sir James Gobbo AC CVO QC
    Former Justice of the Victorian Supreme Court and Governor of Victoria
    ‘Skills Shortages in the Building Industry and the Role of the ISS Fellowship’
  • Colonel Ian Cumming CSC RAE FAIB
    Commanding Officer 1st Combat Engineering Regiment Aceh Tsunami Relief
    ‘The Aceh Tsunami Relief: Total Project Management’
  • Sir Eric Neal AC CVO HonFAIB
    Chancellor of Flinders University, former Governor of South Australia and former Chairman of both Boral and Westpac Bank, who commenced his career as an Apprentice Plumber
    ‘Management in the Building Industry: from Technical through to General Management’
  • Sir John Holland AC HonFAIB (vale)
    Founder of the John Holland Group, and Colonel WWII North Africa and Special Operations
    ‘Building: One of the Noblest of Professions’
  • Lieutenant General Ken Gillespie AC(Mil) DSC CSM FRSN
    Chief of Army, and former Deputy Chief of the Australian Defence Force who commenced his career as an Army Apprentice Bricklayer
    ‘A View from the Top, Military Building and Engineering: a Personal Experience’
  • The Honourable Terence Cole AO RFD QC
    Federal Royal Commissioner into the Australian Building Industry, Chair of the Enquiry into the Australian Wheat Board’s sales to Iraq, Former Justice of the New South Wales Supreme Court, and Commodore of the Royal Australian Navy
    ‘Construction in the 21st Century: Understanding Risk’
  • Dr(Hon) James Service AO HonFAIB
    Deputy Chairman of Australand, Chairman of the Australian National Museum Construction Committee, former Chairman of the Australian Capital Territory Energy and Water Authority
    ‘Builder, Heavy Hitter or Paper Shuffler: What is Your Life’s Aim?’
  • Dr(Hon) Janet Holmes a’ Court AC HonFAIB
    Chairman of the John Holland Group and Chairman of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra
    ‘The Role of Culture in Safety’
  • Professor Murray Coleman OAM FAIB
    Former Global CEO of Bovis Lend Lease (now Lend Lease), Professorial Fellow (Building and Construction) University of Melbourne, Adjunct Professor (Building and Construction) University of New South Wales, and former Commissioner Construction Work Skills(UK)
    ‘The Construction Industry and Sustainability – Saints and Sinners’
  • The Australian and former Chief Scientist of the UK, Professor Lord May of Oxford OM AC FRS HonFAIB Kt DistFRSN (Robert MacCredie May)
    Copley Medal recipient (as were Captain James Cook RN and Benjamin Franklin), Professor at Sydney, Princeton, Oxford universities and the Imperial College London.
    ‘Re-Thinking the Dynamics of Financial Networks’
    ‘Climate Change: Facts, Uncertainties and Appropriate Actions in the Aftermath of Copenhagen’
  • Dr Harry Triguboff AO PhD (Honoris Causa – at both Hebrew and Griffith Universities)
    Founder of the Meriton Group
    ‘Reflections and Recollections from a Challenging and Successful Career as a Builder’
  • The Honourable Sir Anthony Mason AC KBE QC HonFAIB GBM(HK)
    Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal Justice, former Chief Justice of the High Court of the Commonwealth of Australia, Former Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, former Solicitor General of the Commonwealth of Australia
    ‘Liquidated Damages and Penalties in Building Contracts’
  • Major General Aziz Gregory Melick AO(Mil) RFD SC
    Chairman of the Enquiry into the Beaconsfield Mine Collapse, Chairman of Cricket Australia’s Enquiry into Corruption, who commenced his Army career as a Private
    ‘The Role of Leadership and Ethics in Management’
  • Dr Mukesh Haikerwal AO FRACGP
    President of the World Medical Association, Former President of the Australian Medical Association
    ‘Healthcare in the New Age: Building Technology in Care Delivery, OHS and Keeping the Work Place Safe’
  • Major General Michael Jeffery AC AO(Mil) CVO MC
    Chairman of the Global Foundation, Former Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Former Governor of Western Australia,
    Former Commandant of the SAS Regiment
    ‘Influencing Climate Change through Greening our Cities’
  • Lieutenant General, Professor Peter Leahy AC(Mil) HonFAIB FRSN
    Former Chief of Army, Professor of Strategic Studies – Canberra
    ‘Leadership, Management and Administration – What is the Difference?’
  • The Honourable Mark Vaile AO
    Former Deputy Prime Minister (Nat), former Australian Minister for Trade, former Federal Minister for Regional Development:
    ‘Planning Policies of the Various States – Challenges for the Construction Industry’
  • The Honourable John Anderson AO
    Former Deputy Prime Minister (Nat) and former Federal Minister for Regional Development
    ‘Australia in Asia – Opportunities and Risks for the Construction Sector’
  • Reverend, the Honourable Professor Brian Howe AO FRSN
    Former Deputy Prime Minister (Lab), Methodist (now Uniting) Minister of Religion, Professorial Associate in the Centre for Public Policy – University of Melbourne, former Federal Minister of Housing and Regional Development
    ‘Employment Insecurity and its Implications – Lessons Learnt from the Construction Sector’
  • Dr Christopher Kent PhD
    Assistant Governor (economic) of the Reserve Bank of Australia
    ‘Recent Developments in the Australian Housing Market’
  • Senator Arthur Sinodinos AO
    New South Wales Senator (Liberal) Former Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
    ‘Construction Economics – Macro Overview and Perspectives on Future Policy’
  • Professor Philip Cox AO FAHA LFRAIA PhD
    The noted architect
    ‘An Australian Organic’
  • Conjoint Professor Glenn Palin FAIB
    National Managing Director of the John Holland Group President of the Australian Constructors Association
    ‘Smart is Not Enough: The Future of Leadership in Construction’
  • Dr Simon Longstaff AO FRSN FCPA
    CEO of the St James Ethics Centre
    ‘Ethical Challenges facing the Built Environment’
  • The Honourable Justice Terry Sheahan FRSN AO
    NSW Land and Environment Court and former NSW Attorney General
    ‘Finding Better Ways – Issues Affecting the Development Process’
  • Dr Ron Silberberg AO
    former National MD of the HIA
    ‘Housing Affordability – A Policy Choice?’
  • Professor Jose Torero PhD
    Recipient of the Arthur B Guise Medal by the Society for Fire Protection (USA) and the Rabash Medal from the Institution of Fire Engineers (UK) Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the BRE former Charge de Recherche at the French Centre for Scientific Research, former BRE/RAE Chair of Fire Safety at the University of Edinburgh, former Director of the BRE Centre for Fire Safety, former Landolt and Cia Chair for Innovation at the Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne
    ‘A Modern Approach to Fire Safety in Buildings’
  • Nigel Hadgkiss APM
    Director of Fair Work Building and Construction; Former Assistant Commissioner of the Federal Police
    ‘Law Enforcement in the Construction Industry’.
  • Commissioner Rod Stowe PSM FRSN
    NSW Commissioner for Fair Trading responsible for the licensing/accreditation oversight of: Builder’s Licensing; the NSW Architects Registration Board; the NSW Building Professionals Board; the NSW Board of Surveying and Spatial Information and Trade Contractor Licensing
    ‘The Responsibilities and Expectations of License Holders’.
  • Dr, The Honourable Robert Stokes MP PhD
    NSW Minister for Planning
    ‘Planning Challenges for New South Wales’.
  • The Honourable Victor Dominollo MP
    NSW Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation
    ‘The Future Regulation in the NSW Building and Construction Industry’.
  • The Honourable Craig Laundy MP
    COAG Convenor of State and Territory Building Industry Ministers; Federal Assistant Minister for Industry Innovation and Science
    ‘The Federal Agenda of Building Industry Regulation and Product Certification’.
  • The Honourable Peter Dutton MP
    Federal Minister for Immigration
    ‘The Benefits of Immigration for the Construction Industry’.
  • Professor, The Honourable Justice Brian Preston FRSN SC(Legal)
    Chief Justice of the NSW Land and Environment Court
    ‘Adapting to a sustainable energy future: The role of planning and environmental law’.

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