ATJULY- AUGUST2010 9 ELECTION Making your mind up! Following the advertisement for vacancies for CIAT Honorary positions, candidates have been nominated and it's time now for you to make your decision. The following offices are open for election by secret ballot at the Council Meeting to be held on 21 August 2010: President Elect Honorary Treasurer Vice- President Technical Herewith follows the nominees and their manifestos: Colin C Orr MCIAT for President Elect Robert H Kay MBE PPBIAT MCIAT for Honorary Treasurer Denise Germaine MCIAT and Andrew M Scott MCIAT for Vice- President Technical President Elect - Colin Orr MCIAT It is with honour that I have accepted the nomination as President Elect by my respected peers and colleagues. I have been actively involved with the Institute for nearly fifteen years through the North West Region ( 03) where I have served as a Committee member and Regional Education Officer, as well as serving on CIAT Executive Board as Vice- President Education. I am married with two children and live in Lancashire. I am employed as a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader at the University of Bolton, the first Accredited Honours degree programme in the North West Region. I have represented CIAT nationally and internationally in my current role as Vice- President Education, where I recognise that it is very important to ensure that the link between academia and practice for the discipline of Architectural Technology is maintained as part of CIAT's growth. I have been extremely fortunate to work with the strong, dedicated staff at Central Office, as well as the various Regional members, all of whom I would like to acknowledge. I have been able to contribute to a number of key milestones in the Institute's recent history whilst serving in the office of Vice- President Education including the introduction of the Professional Occupation Performance ( POP) Record; a vital document in the successful quest for Royal Charter and working with the Quality Assurance Agency ( QAA) to develop and implement the current Benchmark Statement for Architectural Technology used in educational establishments. In my role as Vice- President Education, I instigated the re- structure of the Membership and Education Committee which now has a number of sub-committees, including the Standards Group whose remit - as well as ensuring standards for Honours Degree programmes are maintained - is to devise a framework and guidance instrumental in the development of Diplomas and Foundation degrees in Architectural Technology allowing graduates to progress to becoming Architectural Technicians, TCIAT. CIAT, via the Education and the Membership Departments continues to strengthen, accrediting more than 30 Honours degree programmes and approving five sub- degree programmes which has helped promote recognition of the Institute and therefore supports academic as well as industrial advancement. Education is involved with the development of post graduate programmes linked to the CIAT Specialist Registers as well as continued professional development activity. It is essential that the Institute continues to move forward, in order to remain at the forefront of the profession, and continually advance the standards of education, competence, practice and the role of the Institute forthe benefit of its members and the wider society. The next five years will see challenging times for the architectural profession in education and society. I am duel qualified as a Chartered Architect as well as a Chartered Architectural Technologist with a proven track record in academia. Education may present us one of the biggest challenges as a result of Government cuts to funding and the perception of our undergraduate programmes by universities. I believe I can actively participate in further strengthening the Institute's public profile and help the discipline. I will continue to seek to serve the interests of CIAT's members, its clients ( society) and students. As President I will ensure that the interest of every member is adequately protected whilst to working towards achieving CIAT's objectives.
10 ATJULY- AUGUST2010 ELECTION Vice- President Technical - Denise Germaine MCIAT I am 64 years old and a native of Dublin, Ireland. I am married with no children. I have been a member of CIAT since 1987, when the Republic of Ireland Centre was established. I held the office of Honorary Secretary of the Republic of Ireland Centre for thirteen years, until December 2000, when I took over as Councillor for the Republic of Ireland Centre, an office I held until November 2008. In November 2008, I was elected as Chairman of the Republic of Ireland Centre Committee and have held this office since. I am also a member of the Republic of Ireland Centre's Technical Committee, which meets monthly to review technical and legislative issues and publish information for Irish members in Architectural Technology. This Committee also carries out research and makes submissions on draft legislation to the Irish government. During my term of office as Councillor, I was elected by Council onto the Conduct Committee of CIAT. This experience has given me a real insight into those technical and legislative issues which often lead our members into difficulties in their professional life. I have been a ministerial appointee on the Republic of Ireland Building Regulations Advisory Body since 1989. This body consists of representatives of the various professions and disciplines in the construction industry and advises the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government on the content and control of the Building Regulations in Ireland as well as other relevant issues. I have been registered as an architect in Ireland since 2009. Upon the enactment of architectural registration legislation in Ireland, I was admitted as a full member of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland ( RIAI). However, I have elected to maintain my membership of CIAT, as I have now, in effect, two qualifications- that of Chartered Architectural Technologist and that of architect. I have recently been appointed to the Technical Assessment Board of the RIAI, which is the architectural registration body in Ireland. I will be involved in assessing candidates for registration, who do not possess an academic qualification. Honorary Treasurer - Robert Kay MBE PPBIAT MCIAT I am pleased to accept the nomination for re- election to the position of Honorary Treasurer to our Institute. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my Regional Committee for their nomination. I have served on Council for almost 22 years, the Executive Board since its inception and served as Honorary Treasurer for the past six years. I am a Past President of the Institute, Past Chairman of ATSL, a present Director of ATSL and a member of the Finance Committee for the past 22 years. Since being a member of Council in the late 1980s, I have seen the financial state of the Institute vary from one extreme to another ie from near bankruptcy in the early nineties to our present very healthy financial position in 2010. The continuing healthy financial state of the Institute is despite the recession going on around us and is due in the main to careful consideration and monitoring of the budgets over the last two years, the prudence exercised by the Chief Executive and staff together with the continuing increase in members joining the Institute. I have now retired from full time employment, after almost 50 years in the architectural profession, and am therefore finding increased time to devote to the affairs of the Institute and to various committees associated with building projects within the Church of Ireland both in Belfast and Dublin. I am thoroughly enjoying my retirement from working in the architectural profession and wish to continue my involvement in the Institute. I would therefore consider it a privilege to be re- elected as Honorary Treasurer of CIAT.