ASBC Opening and Welcome Speech April 2014 Seminar

ASBC Opening and Welcome Speech April 2014 Seminar – Dale Kennedy President

1992,  30 to 40 Building Consultants, led by Geoff King (retired), came together in Parramatta NSW to discuss forming a Professional Building Consultants organisation.

At that time, there was associations like the Masters Builders Association (MBA) and Housing Industry Association (HIA), these associations represented Builders. The Builders Licensing Board were receiving consumer complaints. There became a need for independent advice to prevent and or support litigation relating to builders.

For Building Consultants, who often had matters arising from builders’ actions, being a member of a builders association felt like a conflict of interest?

Geoff King’s idea was to ‘get away’ from aligning themselves with a trade based association.

In 1993, 25 members of the original group formed, The Australian Society Of Building Consultants, an independent professional organisation representing Building Consultants who can act for builder and client on equal terms. They developed a code of ethics and constitution that is still used today.

Today, 22 years after inception, we still have 5 active Founding members;

Richard Blakey

Arch Tanti

John Worthington

Warren Holley

Neil Monteith

David Hall

Please join me in putting our hands together to thank these men for their valuable contribution to the Society …

I take great pleasure in welcoming you all to our Seminar today.