I trust you had a relaxing Easter break with your family. It is always a special time of year.

We have recently been meeting with the Conference Curator for Constructing Our World 2019 Robyn Hardy and our Professional Conference Organisers. The meetings have been productive and things are certainly shaping up to deliver a world class conference.

With this, I am happy to announce that Constructing Our World will be held from 18 – 20 September 2019 in Sydney. Please make a note in your diaries for this, as I am sure once we do release tickets early in the new year, these will sell fast. With the theme ‘People, Process and Politics’ we are also planning to nestle the conference alongside our National Professional Excellence Awards, plus we are in the throes of looking at a number of fringe events. We look forward to welcoming you to Sydney for the conference.

I trust that you are enjoying the new look Construct Magazine. We have made some subtle design and content changes which we believe are more in line with contemporary publishing. Notwithstanding this, can I put out a call that if you have material that you would like to be considered for the magazine, then please feel free to send this through to Content may include, but not limited to technical articles, opinion pieces, recent Awards of significance etc. We look forward to hearing from you.

A reminder as well that if you have not had the opportunity in your busy lives to renew your membership with the Institute, can I again urge you to do so. Your renewal fees fuel our organisation and without your ongoing support and personal contribution through committees etc, we would not be on the position that we are in today – that of a positive and vibrant Institute.

Have a great weekend ahead everyone.

Greg Hughes