President urges builders, students to join institute

National, Normal

The National, Monday 28th November 2011

BUILDING professionals and students who have or are attending the building course at the PNG University of Technology have been urged to sign up with the Institute of builders.
Newly-elected president Richard Angeli said the institute had about 200 members but anticipated an increase as there were many professionals like quantity surveyors, contract administrators, construction managers, site supervisors and technical officers not yet linked to the institute.
Angeli, who took over leadership from George Tipping during the institute’s recent annual general meeting, is optimistic about the institute’s visions and planned developments for 2012.
He commended Tipping and his team for bringing the institute to where it was.
“These are obviously changing times for PNG and for development, on any level, to take place, change is inevitable,” Angeli said.
“The institute is functioning because of its members. If there were no members there would be no institute, therefore a lot of focus will be centred towards harnessing the network of professionals in the construction industry,” Angeli said.
Angeli is employed by PNG Ports Corporation Ltd as manager building.