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.

About Dale Kennedy - Accredited Consultant

Member - President 2013 - 2015

Dale is a proactive advocate for the building inspection and consulting industry in Australia & New Zealand. He has over 35 years commercial and residential building experience in Australia and is the founding director of Alpha Building Services Pty Ltd. Dale has built this business from start up to become a well respected Australian inspection company.

Dale is an enthusiastic supporter of the 3D Inspection System and enjoys helping other inspectors achieve the most from their reporting software. Dale’s unique ability to understand inspectors reporting needs has enabled him to offer education, training and support for the 3D Inspection System software to users in the Australia & New Zealand region.

Dale is a 3D Inspection System Authorised Distributor and is the founding member of 3D Users Australia & New Zealand. Dale also convened the first 3D Users Conference Australia in March 2012, Sydney. He followed on by providing another 3D event in October 2012 and again on the Gold Coast in August 2013. These conferences have become a regular event providing a forum for 3D users to network with like-minded inspectors from all over Australia and New Zealand.