Building industry peak body welcomes new Chair


15 June 2017

Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF), the peak consultative body for the Australian building and construction industry, has welcomed a new Chair at its recent Annual General Meeting.

Norman Faifer, immediate past president of Australian Institute of Building, was warmly welcomed to his new position by ACIF Members. Norman brings to the role a wealth of experience and broad range of skills, having achieved much in his 40+ year career in building and construction.

Norman’s unique mix of skill sees him a great choice as Chair for the meeting place of the trades and professions that work together to build important assets from homes to bridges and hospitals. Norman’s career began as a builder, and he has built upon his skills with qualifications from related professions including quantity surveying. He currently consults widely in the industry as a building consultant, superintendent, assessor and certifier. He also appears in tribunals and courts as an expert witness in building and construction matters.

As a Fellow of each of Australian Institute of Building, Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia and the Resolution Institute, Norman is well positioned to moderate the dynamic and sometimes challenging debate between the various partners in the asset development process, from architects to builders, trades and prefabrication manufacturers.

“Our industry is undergoing significant change, with international and domestic market forces as well as technology and process change demanding new approaches from all of us,” said Mr Faifer. “I look forward to working with ACIF Members as well as government and industry partners to continue to improve the productivity, safety and profitability of our industry.”

Executive Director of ACIF, James Cameron said, “As a representative to ACIF over a number of years, Norman has demonstrated his broad experience and deep understanding of the industry and the relationships between different parties. Now as Chair of ACIF, Norman is well positioned to use this experience to benefit the 1.1 million people working in our industry, and the rest of Australia that utilises the assets our industry creates.”

Outgoing Chair of ACIF, Ian Pedersen, was thanked and his efforts recognised by ACIF Members of at the Annual General Meeting, for his leadership over the past two years as Chair, and over 10 years as a Director.




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