COVID-19 has laid bare the weaknesses in our fraternity and the industry which existed even before the pandemic hit. It is time to draw strength from each other and be proactive, and not wait for someone else to solve our problems.
If I am elected, I intend to:
– make SIA a think tank, be an equal partner to the government, able to positively contribute to policy, well beyond just offering feedback on regulatory matters;
– restructure CPD to target areas where we are weak, both in Core Competencies and the Business of Architecture, to enable us to rediscover our craft, reconnect with our traditional role as Master Builder as well as develop expertise in sustainable design and new areas of specialisation;
– develop practice tools to enable practitioners to improve professional service and better manage risks; and
– reorganise SIA, focus on key issues so as not to dilute our resources, and streamline Committees so that we can take a more targeted approach.
I give you my commitment that I will do whatever I can to bring about a healthy self-reliant and resilient culture to enable SIA and SIA members to rise up to current and future challenges, so that our profession remains relevant and valuable to society, able to compete both locally and internationally.