Governor of New South Wales to Present AIB Medal to Dr William T Mansell FAIB

Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, Governor of New South Wales, is to present theAIB Medal, the profession’s highest award, to Dr William (Bill) Mansell FAIB DEng (honoris causa) in a presentation ceremony this evening at Government House. Bill is the first New South Welshman in around 20 years to be so recognised with the AIB Medal.

In recognition of his meritorious career and distinguished service to both the science and practice of building, the National Council of the Australian Institute of Building, at its229th meetingheld on 1 March 2013in Canberra,unanimously decided to accept the recommendation of its Select Committee of Judges to award him the highest honour, the AIB Medal.

His name rightfully belongs with the list of previous distinguished recipients.

The AIB Medal honour was established in 1954 when the Council, bearing in mind the objects and purposes for which the Institute is constituted, determined that these circumstances should be kept before members as a constant reminder of the purpose of its founders, and saw fit to achieve this in the award of a medal at biennial intervals to a member who has made a contribution of merit to the practice and science of building.

For further information, please contact: –

Mr. Robert Whittaker, AIB National President

Mobile 0418536046 Email: robert.whittaker@aib.org.au