Ten guys turned up on the 12th of November. I took the guys through the first "pre-inspection checklist system" for footings.
The participants gave good feed back during the evening and judging by the test they listened very well. I personally also learnt alot about my ability to be clear when asking questions. Being sure to be prepared for every issue that might arise. Peter baxendale felt that we should be asking for donation of $20.00 per night for the privilage of having the night put on. I really want to emphasise the core reasoning for the fund to exist. It is to provide cost effective,quality,timely and relevant building industry information. With this in mind I do have to cover my costs and not to the detriment of my family. But in saying that we must position ourselves as an organisation to provide appropriate information that is not out of the reach of the average punter.
Some really good news is that the registrar at the Department of Building And Housing has awarded us 2 CPD points for the next 2 years.This is for every night that we participate in the Building Industry Education Fund seminars. As you know you need to acheive 36 points per annum. My hope is that what we do here at the BIEF works for your company and we will be your preferred option for upskilling.