William McCormack Place 2 - CA Architects & Cox Rayner Architects

William McCormack Place 2, CA Architects & Cox Rayner Architects
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What's on

in Queensland

About the Queensland Chapter

The Queensland Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects represents the Institute's interests and conducts its business in Queensland.

Queensland Chapter Staff

Message from New Executive Director - QLD

10 July 2017

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new Executive Director for the QLD chapter. I come to the chapter with a strong background in association leadership and member engagement from both the mining and health care sectors. My passion is member engagement and as a result you will no doubt begin to see a few changes occurring over the next few months from the chapter office.

I have been very lucky to spend a few days with the outgoing Executive Director Judith Gilmore, along with the dedicated team here in the chapter to gain an overview of the QLD council, committees, events and member programs in place. It’s impressive to see the hard work that is occurring “behind the scenes” to ensure members are put first in all that we do. I certainly look forward to working with the Chapter President Bruce Wolfe, the chapter team and all involved to build on the success of existing programs as well as looking to the future.

I would like to put my first request to all members that you take a couple of minutes to get involved in the current national survey on the Institutes Strategy for 2018 – 2020, the survey is only 3 questions, but your input will ensure QLD needs are well represented in the strategy, you can access the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/InstituteStrategicPlan

Response to the Building and Construction Legislation (Non Conforming Building Products – Chain of Responsibility and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 2017.

Last month the Practice Committee completed a submission to the QLD State Government Public Works and Utilities Committee detailing the institutes concerns regarding legislative changes to non-conforming building products. The institute overall welcomes the amendment bill as a positive move forward for the building industry however we did raise several concerns regarding the implications of everyone in the building chain to now confirm that all building products used on a project are indeed conforming. Including the need to obtain and verify the accuracy of product documentation supplied by manufacturers and suppliers.

To read our full submission via the website click here

The proposed amendment bill explanatory notes can be accessed via the Government website here.

I would like to ensure members I am only a phone call away if you would like to discuss any issues or concerns via 07 3828 4102 or 0422 312 022, alternatively you can always send me an email Melissa.Greenall@architecture.com.au


Mell Greenall
Executive Director 
Courtney Fair
Awards & Events

Joyce Liu
Professional Development

Madelynn Jenkins
Member Services Officer

Gemma Hayward
Administration Officer

Leah Falcocchio
Admin Assistant

History of the Queensland Chapter

The Queensland Institute of Architects was founded in 1888. The highly esteemed architect Francis DG Stanley became the foundation president and continued in that position until 1890. He served as the Institutes vice-president from 1890 to 1896. One of the Institutes early actions was to come to an agreement with the Queensland Master Builders’ Association about standard conditions of contract that were to remain in use until 1914.

Following the establishment of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects on August 18th, 1930 the Queensland Institute ceased and the Queensland Chapter Council of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects took up the succession under the presidency of Vincent Price.

The following document was graciously compiled and supplied by Associate Professor Peter Skinner FRAIA.