Committees

The Concrete Institute of Australia has several Committees that assist with the strategic direction and every day operations of the organisation.

The Committees have representation from members that cover all of the sectors and professions with an interest in concrete. We encourage our Members to be involved and Committee representation is a key avenue for this.

National Council

The National Council of the Concrete Institute of Australia is elected by the Members and is responsible for the stewardship of the organisation. The National Council is governed by the Institute’s Constitution to provide financial stability and to deliver the Institute’s Mission.

State Committees

The State Committees are responsible for the identification and development of activities to satisfy the needs and entitlements of Members within their respective states. The Committee’s responsibilities and activities are guided by the Institute’s Constitution, Mission and Strategic Plan.

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Standards Committee

The State Committees are responsible for the identification and development of activities to satisfy the needs and entitlements of Members within their respective states. The Committee’s responsibilities and activities are guided by the Institute’s Constitution, Mission and Strategic Plan.

Education Committee

The Education Committee is primarily responsible for the identification of Member and industry needs in relation to training and education. The Committee is responsible for the professional development and delivery of education programs for National distribution, including into regional centers.

Membership Committee

The Constitution of the Concrete Institute of Australia sets out the rights and categories of Membership both for individuals and corporations.

The Membership Committee is responsible for the research of Member needs, Member communication and the development of Member benefits and services. The Committee is further responsible for the creation of segmented Member value for the retention of existing Members and the acquisition of new Members.

International Committee

The International Committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of relationships with like minded international organisations.

The Committee seeks knowledge sharing, education and membership opportunities through major international associations, including the American Concrete Institute and the UK based Concrete Society.

The Institute is also the Secretariat for the Australian membership group of the internationally recognised fib.

‘Concrete in Australia’ Committee

The ‘Concrete in Australia’ Committee is responsible for the management of the Institute’s magazine program. The Committee develops the strategy and objectives for the magazine and evaluates and selects the publisher and suppliers. The Committee undertakes a formal annual review of the magazine, including the overall structure, departments, editorial content, advertising policies and ‘look and feel’. Member feedback is sought through formal research. The magazine program is further supported by an Editorial Committee, which provides content and technical advice and technical proof reading.

The policies of the Concrete in Australia Committee and the financing of the magazine is approved by the Council of the Institute.

Technical and Publications Committee

The Technical and Publications Committee is responsible for the identification of Member and industry needs in relation to technical information; and the development and delivery of appropriate technical publications. The Committee approves and provides funding for the formatting, editing, printing and distribution of publications. Development of content for publications is undertaken by various Member volunteer committees and task groups.

The policies of the Concrete in Australia Committee and the financing of the magazine is approved by the Council of the Institute.

Recognition of Excellence Committee

The Recognition of Excellence Committee is responsible for the identification of opportunities to openly recognise the achievements and contributions of Members to the Institute and industry at large. The Committee develops the policies and manages the programs for the delivery of the biennial Awards for Excellence and National Engineering Bursary.

The Committee also develops the policies and manages the programs for the Life and Honorary Membership Awards. A formal Nominations Committee comprising representative Members of the Institute, is appointed to evaluate and makes recommendation to the Council on applications received for Life and Honorary Membership.

The policies and operations of the Recognition of Excellence Committee are approved by the Council of the Institute.

The Convenor of the Recognition of Excellence Committee is supported through the judging panel for the Awards for Excellence and the National Bursary together with the Life and Honorary Nominating Panel.