Sunday, January 30, 2011

Our Next Seminars

Welcome back to a new year. 

We will be commencing our new year with 2 options for your CPD training. The 1st venue will be at the Leys Institute, Saint Marys road, Ponsonby at 7.30. The date is Tuesday February 1st. The subject will be Concrete Block/Retaining walls

Our new venue out south is the Manukau City Baptist chapel. The 2nd venue is 9 Lambie drive, Manukau at 7.30. The date will be Tuesday February 8th. The subject will be Footings.   I hope to see you their.
 feel free to contact me after hours on 09-268-0649 or on the email

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Our first meeting

Hi all,
We had a good meeting at the Leys Institute in Ponsonby on Friday 22nd. As a past member of many organisations I note it is very important to have open conversations and debate.

As part of the debate the guys made it very clear that there seems to be no mechanism for open debate about the real issues that effect them. Here are some of the issues discussed were:
  1. Licensed builder practictioner(LBP)continued professional development details.
  2. Personal business family trust
  3. What I intend to teach.
  4. Responsibility of material manufacturers 
  5. Why I wanted to teach.
Point 1

Please refer to the above link for the direct information from the DBH. A Site 2 license and a carpentry license requires 36 CPD points per 2 years. The debate is the cost and the time away from your building site. The BIEF intention is to provide support and appropriate cost effective and relevant teaching sessions. We beleive that we can acheive this and it would be our intention to approach the DBH to approve the courses that we provide so we can give CPD points.

Point 2

With the upcoming licensing we would recommend it be important that you follow up on protecting your assets in a family trust.