Long-time member and collaborator Richard Booth is stepping down from the National Contracts Committee (NCC).
Richard joined the NCC in 1992 and was appointed Chairperson of the committee in 2005 immediately following Life Fellow Peter Cripps from Tasmania, who had taken on the role in 1994. Richard was a key contributor to and negotiated the various standard-form contracts the Institute published during that time: CIC, JCC and then the ABICs we are familiar with today. Richard was instrumental in creating the Institute’s business case for developing ABIC and the ABIC joint venture with the MBA, and has been the respected Chair of the joint development committee and the joint contracts committees, which represent the Institute under the ABIC joint venture with the MBA.
He has also represented the Institute, and advocated for the architects superintendent role, on industry panels for the Standards Australia reviews of the long-standing AS4000 and AS2124 construction industry standard-form contracts. He holds a Master of Laws (LLM) in Construction Law from Melbourne University and can draw on a long professional experience as an architect and project manager on large commercial projects.
In his professional history he was an Associate Director at Woods Bagot and former Managing Director of Bruce Henderson Architects.
The Institute thanks Richard for his tireless efforts and wishes him well for the future.