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Industry News

New era for civil infrastructure industry

Sat 10 November 2018

By CCF NSW Communications @ 12:38 PM

Supervisors and managers overseeing construction of New South Wales’ infrastructure will have their own continual learning and career progression program with the launch today of the Institute of Civil Infrastructure.

ICI will give anyone managing or seeking to manage people in the civil construction and maintenance industry a structured, continual learning and development program that will provide recognised standards while strengthening and sustaining the industry.

The Civil Contractors Federation NSW, the peak representative body for employers in the NSW civil construction and maintenance industry, created ICI in response to calls from industry – one undergoing rapid expansion – for a program that would support continual management and leadership learning.

CCF NSW Chief Executive David Castledine said ICI was a major innovation for a critical industry that is constructing the state’s roads, motorways, railways, tunnels, bridges, utilities and ports.

“The civil industry is booming with recent estimates showing employment growing from about 50,000 jobs to 200,000 jobs over the past five years in NSW alone,” Mr Castledine said.

The NSW Budget 2018-19 contained $87.2 billion spending on infrastructure over the next four years, ensuring a projects pipeline for years to come for the industry.

“The industry recognises it needs the highest quality supervision and management to ensure infrastructure projects are delivered safely and on time. It has recognised the need to create the next generation of supervisors and managers,” Mr Castledine said.

“The industry has constructed the ICI to help achieve these ends.”

Mr Castledine welcomed the announcement today by the Hon. John Barilaro MP, Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional New South Wales, Minister for Skills, and Minister for Small Business, of the State Government’s support for ICI.

ICI, a not-for-profit body, would offer learning programs for civil infrastructure manage people or business, including leading hands, site supervisors, project managers, contractors, engineers and chief executives. University graduates who hold an ICI-approved degree can be Members, as can students studying an approved degree.

Mr Castledine said the Institute would not just be about learning – it would also be about connecting people and communicating industry specific information.

There will be networking events for Members with topical speakers to bolster professional learning.

ICI would offer a civil infrastructure grading structure to provide an industrywide management capability for Civil Infrastructure Managers. These would include grades ranging from Entrant, Practitioner, Advanced, Expert and Master.

“ICI was developed by the civil industry for the needs of the civil industry,” Mr Castledine said.

For more information on ICI and its programs or to register interest go to:

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