CIC MEETING EXPLORES CONSTRUCTION CONCERNS

Topics that have been affecting the construction industry were once again highlighted at the Construction Industry Council’s meeting held late last week at the Paradisio Restaurant in Suva.

“These meetings, while essential in keeping concerns to the forefront of the industry, focus on the need to go a step further, to formalize some of these concerns into action, and that is what the upcoming CIC Conference is all about,” said CIC President and Conference Chairman Gordon Jenkins.

The CIC Conference will be held at the Warwick Resort on June 14, 15, and 16 this year.

Mr. Jenkins said that the sessions at the conference have been designed to not only encourage discussion but in the end, to produce resolutions, endorsed by delegates.  CIC would then share the resolutions with Government and other agencies towards implementation.

“We are confident that everyone wants to find a working solution to licensing and training, to name but a few, and we believe that the conference will provide the vehicle to achieve these ends.”

Mr. Jenkins said that the challenges facing the industry need to be addressed and CIC is working closely with its associations in developing strategies towards solutions.

“Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) is high on our list as is the engineering cyclone certification of homes for insurance coverage; transport overloading penalties is a major concern of one of our members, as is the delays in Government approvals on construction projects.”

Mr. Jenkins said that CIC meets on the last Wednesday of every month, the next to be April 25.

He said that forms to register for the conference would soon be sent out.

Mr. Jenkins said that CIC meets on the last Wednesday of every month, the next to be April 25.

He said that forms to register for the conference would soon be sent out.

Source: CIC