President CIOBA 2006 - 2008
Chair Asia Pacific Time Zone 2009 - 2011
Delegate to CIOB Members Forum 2009 - continuing
you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get knocked down.
But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again.
A man flattened by conformity stays down for good."
CIOB Time Management Working Group
is a member of the CIOB time Management working group. Between
2008 and 2010, the group was responsible for developing and publishing
CIOB Guide to Good
Practice in the Management of Time in Complex Projects
(published December 2010), he is currently leading the update due for
publication in 2014.
The on-going work of the group is also focused on developing a
qualification framework for project schedulers world-wide; starting
with the Project Time Management Certificate. For more on the
qualification framework see: CIOB Time Management Credentials.
To allow the innovations in The Guide to be
used effectively, CIOB are also developing a new construction
contract,its first major contract form in 140 years.The new Complex Projects
Contract which puts time management at its heart can be
used with, or without, Building Information Modelling (BIM) and has
been drafted to work within any country and legal jurisdiction around
the world. Patrick has delivered a number of presentations
in the Asia Pacific region outlining these developments; download the presentation.
Pacific Time Zone & Delegate to CIOB Members Forum
Members Forum is the link between the Trustees and the
membership with a central role in the governance and development of
CIOB internationally. The full Members Forum meets at least
annually and members of the forum from geographic regions (Time Zones)
meet more frequently to further the initiatives of the organisation.
Patrick is one of the Asia-Pacific representative to the Forum
(2009-2013), was the Time Zone Chair for 2010 and 2011, and
the Forum's nominee to the CIOB Nominations Committee responsible for
managing the election and selection of Trustees (2010 to 2013).
first time in its history the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
held its 2010 Annual General Meeting (AGM) outside of the UK. Patrick
was invited to participate in the CIOB International Construction
Conference 2010 held in conjunction with the 2010 Members Forum and AGM.
Against the backdrop of the Shanghai World Expo 2010, CIOB has designed
a week of
events from the 27th June to 2nd July 2010 to
create the opportunity for members from different countries to build
links with each other through a series of meetings, site visits and the
Download the International
Construction Conference brochure.
For comments on the meetings and World Expo see our Blog at: http://mosaicprojects.wordpress.com/category/ciob/
Continuing the internationalisation, the 2012 meeting was held in
Dublin to celebrate 50 years of service to the Irish construction
The Member's Forum has been central to the CIOB's transition from a UK
based organisation with overseas interests to an International
organisation based in the UK. In the 1990s, CIOB decided international
growth was core to its development and set up the International Board
in the early part of the 2000s. The International Time Zones were
created in 2007 and in 2011 the distinction between
‘international’ and ‘UK & Ireland’ Time
Zones was removed. From 2012 CIOB moves forward as a single
In association with the CIOB Time Zones, Patrick was an invited speaker
at the CIOB Malaysia, International
Construction Conference 2010 (ICC2010) Kuala Lumpur, see Conference
was the regional president of the Chartered Institute of Building
Australasia from May 2006 to May 2008 and Immediate Past President
Australasia for 2008/2009. He has been a CIOB member since
joining as a student in 1971, was Victorian Committee Chair from the
formation of CIOBA in 2003
to 2004, and 2008 to 2010 and Vice President in 2005.
Currently he is involved
in a number of CIOB initiatives.
Australasia is part of CIOB International network of CIOB branches
comprising CIOB China, CIOB Hong Kong, CIOB Malaysia, CIOB Singapore
and CIOB Africa. CIOB Australasia plays an active role in promoting
professionalism and innovative thinking in the construction industry
throughout its region
with members located around the Australian continent as well as in New
Zealand and the South Pacific. Since its launch, CIOB Australasia has
played an important role in the region by organising events and
seminars relevant to the industry and established close links with
Universities, construction professionals, academics and government
primary focus of his first year as President was to move CIOBA to a
properly structured Region supporting a number of dynamic Centres; with
a focus on three main areas:-
members in the various Centres to grow and develop CIOBA in their State
or Country. The first and biggest Centre remains
Sydney, other locations include Brisbane, Auckland, Melbourne
- Membership: in two
spans one sixth of the world’s time zones; there is a 4 hour
difference between New Zealand and Perth (not to mention the 3315 miles
or 5334 km)! Dealing with these distances requires effective
virtual and networked systems to provide equality of support to all of
the Region’s members and Centres.
The focus of his second
was to build on the momentum from 2006 and consolidate active centre
committees in the existing locations and potentially expand into new
areas such as Newcastle, Canberra, Adelaide and Wellington (subject to
local members being willing and able to establish centre committees).
- Continue to provide a high quality of member
each of the Centres including events, newsletters and networking
opportunities; joining wherever possible with kindred organisations.
- Drive for growth including a new focus on
and student members (as a foundation for the future) and maintaining
our existing efforts to attract corporate and professional members.
Key initiatives for the 2007 year included:
At the international
was actively involved in the CIOB Governance review. This review
resulted in the abolition of the International Board and the creation
of a new body, the 'Members Forum' that takes on some of the roles of
the old CIOB Council and some of the roles of the International Board.
The forum has a representative of every CIOB region as a member plus a
number of appointees and is charged with developing the ideas needed to
keep CIOB growing and relevant in the years ahead, as well as providing
a forum for internal discussion and review. The full forum will meet
regularly and the regional components of the
forum (Time Zones) meet ‘locally’ twice a year. CIOBA's
‘local’ area is ‘East Asia and the
Patrick attended the first local meeting, held in Kuala Lumpur on the
19th May 2007.
- The formal
recognition of Universities that deliver accredited courses (in Australia
accredited by AIB).
the development of business management systems appropriate for a
diverse region, including supporting the work
undertaken by CIOB’s overseas management leading to improved
budgeting, finance and administrative support from ‘head
a permanent administrative office in Sydney for the region.
- Working on
the CIOBA constitution
between the UK and Australian education systems to allow CIOB
qualifications and training to be recognised in Australasia.
CIOBA's dependence on the financial subsidy from CIOB, working towards
achieving a positive
cash flow within a few years.