Given that the 2020 Professional Excellence Award entries are now open, I think it’s timely just to reflect on what the Awards are about. While there are many organisations that salute the property that has been built, whether it be from an architectural, engineering etc perspective, our Awards focus on the individual.

Our members, whether they are from a project management, construction management, contracts management or site management background are regularly faced at times, with a barrage of challenges that they must overcome in order to deliver a project on time and importantly, on budget.

With this, AIB Chapters are working hard as we speak to ensure that we deliver an appropriate event that will not only acknowledge, but celebrate in the success of the sheer hard work and determination that often goes into a project. So get behind the Awards program and take the next step and get an entry in ASAP. Details on how to do this can be found here.

I am also excited to announce that we have already locked down the venue for this year’s National Awards – to be held in Melbourne in September. Have a look at this video to show you more.

Due to the Coronavirus, one of the AIB’s national Corporate Partners DesignBUILD has postponed their expo until 27 to 29 October this year. As you have no doubt read, numerous businesses and organisations in our industry are being affected by the virus by way of such things as events, travel and to a degree, supply chains to and from China.

While the future of the virus is still an unknown at this point in time, it is understandable and generally agreed that the measures that we are seeing put in place are necessary to try and minimise the chance of further outbreaks.

We look forward to working with the DesignBUILD team later in the year.

Have a great weekend ahead everyone.

Greg Hughes