Elizabeth McIntyre

Think Brick Australia

Think Brick Australia is the peak body representing Australia’s brick industry and is funded by the clay brick and paver industry nationally. Think Brick Australia is responsible for the development and dissemination of research and the nurturing and promotion of great brick design while undertaking advocacy on behalf of their members in dealings with Government, industry and the media

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Clinton Skeoch

The Australian Glass & Glazing Industry (AGGA)

The Australian Glass & Glazing Industry is a major element of the Australian Building Industry employing close to 15,000 people and contributing in excess of $3bn to the Australian economy. The Australian Glass & Glazing Association (AGGA) represents this Industry, and in particular, glass manufacturers, glass importers, glass and window installers, glass processors, and numbers of window suppliers and machinery suppliers in each State.

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Tony Dixon
BPIC Company Secretary

The Australian Steel Institute (ASI)

The Australian Steel Institute (ASI) is the peak industry body for steel in Australia. It promotes the use of Australian steel in manufacturing and construction, with a specific vision to influence profitable growth for the complete Australian steel value chain. The ASI promotes increased use of Australian steel and improved industry competitiveness by providing representation, technical and marketing leadership, industry development and an independent industry forum.

ASI represents all the major sectors within the steel value chain including the two major manufacturers, BlueScope Steel and OneSteel, as well as their Distribution channel members and also Fabricators, Detailers, Designers, Engineers, Architects and many others who service the industry. The ASI has offices in all major capital cities and provides a comprehensive variety of services.

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Clinton Skeoch

Australian Windows Association

With more than 600 member companies representing 17,000 employees, the AWA is a co-operative; all members have one vote irrespective of size and financial contribution. The Association Business Plan is monitored and reviewed by an elected Board representing all states and territories of Australia.

The AWA manages NATA accreditation and compliance programs for manufacturers, handles dispute resolution with consumers and owns and manages the Window Energy Rating Scheme (WERS) that provides the industry with energy ratings for their fenestration systems in alignment with the emerging energy regulations and greenhouse gas reduction targets and was a co-founder of the Australian Fenestration Rating Council (AFRC).We provide a National technical voice through representation on 20 Australian Standard Committees, the Building Code Committee, Residential and Commercial Building Regulation Committees and Committees for Mandatory Energy Requirements and keep the window industry informed via magazines, website, meetings, conferences and industry exhibitions and promote the industry through media outlets, trade exhibitions and presentations at industry conferences.

The AWA is a Registered Training Organisation, through our Australian Fenestration Training Institute, which runs both accredited and proprietary training offering a career path for the industry and we have strong working partnerships with Australian and international building industry associations that include the HIA, MBA, AIBS and ABSA and government bodies including Window Associations in NZ, China, USA, Europe, Canada, UK, Japan and South Africa.

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Ken Slattery

Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia (CCAA)

Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia (CCAA) is a not-for-profit organisation established in 1928 and committed to serving the Australian construction community. CCAA is acknowledged nationally and internationally as Australia’s foremost cement, concrete and aggregates information body – taking a leading role in market development, education and training, research and development, technical information and advisory services, and being a significant contributor to the preparation of Codes and Standards affecting building and building materials.

CCAA’s principal aims are to protect and extend the uses of cement, concrete, and aggregates by advancing knowledge, skill and professionalism in Australian concrete construction and by promoting continual awareness of products, their energy efficient- properties and uses and the contribution the industry makes towards a better environment.

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Elizabeth McIntyre

Concrete Masonry Association of Australia (CMAA)

Concrete Masonry Association of Australia (CMAA) is a national organisation funded by the Australian concrete masonry industry to extend and improve the masonry market in Australia.

Members and their customers benefit from the technical manuals and data sheets published by the CMAA which are mostly free on its web site.  The Association also conducts conferences and courses, provides a technical advisory service for the construction industry and other users of concrete masonry products, and represents the industry on national issues, especially in technical marketing areas.

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Dave Gover
BPIC Chair

The Engineered Wood Products Association of Australasia Ltd (EWPAA)

The Engineered Wood Products Association of Australasia Ltd (EWPAA) can trace its origins back to 1934 as the Queensland Plywood Board originally established to promote the “orderly marketing of plywood in Queensland”. This included setting factory gate benchmark prices and production and sales quotas.  Obviously much has changed since those times with the modern EWPAA representing plywood, laminated veneer lumber and more recently particleboard and medium density fibreboard.

The Association has developed and maintains a high respect across the broad range of its contacts and clients both domestically and internationally as an industry wide organisation whose emphasis is on self help.  The activities of the modern EWPAA are almost entirely market developmental and its mission is to assist in maximising the medium to long term financial benefits to all of its members.  This mission is to be achieved by using the EWPAA as a vehicle to provide those functions which none of the members, as individual corporations can effectively provide for themselves.

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Bill Thompson

The Gypsum Board Manufacturers of Australasia

The Gypsum Board Manufacturers of Australasia, founded in 2000, was formed with the aim of advancing the development of the gypsum wallboard industry in Australasia.  The Group comprises the five existing manufacturers who act on a co-operative basis in the areas of safe work practices, industry capability and sustainability.

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Dennis D’Arcy

Insulation Council of Australia and New Zealand

ICANZ works closely with members and allied organisations both locally and oerseas to provide better data and cost-effective, energy efficient solutions for buildings.

The issues of energy supply, energy efficiency, climate change and sustainability are now high on the agendas of Governments, Councils and Industry. Insulation has an important role to play to address these issues.

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Allen Mitchell

Insulated Panel Council Australasia Ltd (IPCA)

The Insulated Panel Council Australasia Ltd (IPCA) is the peak industry body for manufacturers, installers and distributors of insulated panel products, including Insulated Sandwich Panel (ISP), in Australasia. IPCA is a not-for-profit organisation and is represented on various Australian Standard Committees.

In an Australian first, IPCA has developed and implemented the IPCA Industry Code of Practice (the CODE), which is endorsed by the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC). IPCA continues to administer the CODE and incorporated IPCA Panel Certification Scheme with a view to ensuring safety and uniformity within the industry.

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Elizabeth McIntyre

Australian Roof Tile Association

The ARTA is an incorporated association consisting of concrete and terracotta roofing tile manufacturers and persons with an interest in the roofing tile industry.

The ARTA manufacturing member companies are responsible for the installation of about 60 per cent of the tiled roofs in Australia.  Among them are some of Australia largest companies; Boral Limited, Brickworks Limited, CSR Limited and the BGC Group. Of the remaining 40 per cent, the vast majority are supplied and installed by ARTA associate members.

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Scott Munter
BPIC Deputy Chair

The Steel Reinforcement Institute of Australia

The SRIA is Australia’s leading non-profit Institute for reinforcing steel.

  • Supports Australian capability and quality
  • Offers practical solutions to the Australian building industry
  • Disseminates knowledge via publications, seminars, research and tours
  • Educates University undergraduates nationally
  • Provides technical support
  • Contributes to Australian codes, standards and regulations

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