The Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Australian Institute of Building (AIB).
The MOU was signed during a construction event named ‘Constructing Our World’ that held in Sydney, Australia.
The institutes said the memorandum is based on efforts to improve on the methodology and technology of building construction.
“It is aimed at making the NIOB and AIB have a shared commitment to become a stronger professional institute and educator within the building construction industry,” a joint statement released by the institutes read.
In the memorandum, the parties agreed to exchange information relevant to the development of the building construction management profession in Australia and Nigeria in order to facilitate an understanding of each other’s work.
David Burnell, national president of AIB, said both institutes will work together to raise the level of professionalism in the building construction industry and education in Australia and Nigeria.
Kunle Awobodu, national president of NIOB, said the collaboration among members of the two institutes would promote research in the field of construction and also encourage greater participation of members in jointly organised construction events for valuable continuing professional development (CPD).
He said there are ongoing discussions on collaboration with the New-Zealand Institute of Building and Singapore Institute of Building.
Speaking at the event, Bello Kazaure Hussein, high commissioner of Nigeria in Australia, said the bilateral relationship would advance construction innovations in Nigeria.