Important Information Regarding AIBS and COVID-19

18 March 2020

Following recent announcements and the increase in crowd limiting strategies to restrict non-essential gatherings in order to contain COVID-19, AIBS have made the decision to postpone a number of upcoming events. Below is the current status for scheduled AIBS events.

Date Event Venue  Status 
30 March Fundamentals of Fire Compartmentation and Lightweight Construction in Multi-Storey Building & Timber Frame Inspections Launceston Postponed
31 March Fundamentals of Fire Compartmentation and Lightweight Construction in Multi-Storey Building & Timber Frame Inspections Richmond - Melbourne Postponed
27 -29 April QLD/NT Chapter Conference
Sofitel -  Brisbane
Postponed - revised date TBC likely September to November
29 April Fundamentals of Fire Compartmentation and Lightweight Construction in Multi-Storey Building & Timber Frame Inspections
Canberra Postponed
30 April Fundamentals of Fire Compartmentation and Lightweight Construction in Multi-Storey Building & Timber Frame Inspections
Adelaide Postponed
7 May Fundamentals of Fire Compartmentation and Lightweight Construction in Multi-Storey Building & Timber Frame Inspections
Perth Postponed
19 June Victoria Professional Development Day
Melbourne Under review and monitoring developments
3 - 4 August NSW/ACT Chapter Conference
ICC - Sydney Under review and monitoring developments

All postponed events will be re-scheduled when non-essential gathering restrictions are lifted.

Members registered at postponed events can seek a full refund or maintain their registration for the rescheduled event.   

To seek a refund members should send an email to Mika Mitry at members3@aibs.com.au for conferences or for training to Laura-Jayne Milton at training@aibs.com.au.  

Members who don’t seek a refund will be automatically registered in the rescheduled events.

In relation to ongoing professional development, AIBS is very fortunate to have AIBSTV in place with a range of content already available.  Through this platform, we are able to continue to provide quality relevant training available to members 24/7, in the workplace, home or any other area that suits them.   We are currently in the process of developing additional training sessions in this format while current restrictions are in place. 

At this point of time, AIBS remains open and staffed, however if the situation changes, we have a contingency plan in place so the office can continue to provide services to members.

We recommend members follow the advice of Federal and jurisdictional Governments relating to the management of COVID-19 and their own health and well-being.

Further updates will be provided as appropriate and please do not hesitate to contact the AIBS office if you require further information or assistance.