Winning the HIA Sir Phillip Lynch award was a real highlight. ‘I flew to Singapore from Chicago to accept the award [at the HIA National Conference], so I was a bit jet-lagged, but it was a lovely night,’ he says.
‘I congratulate HIA on having the conference overseas – it is a great experience for builders, exploring the housing of other countries. They should look at going overseas every few years.’
Lindsay is always thinking about what is good for builders, bricklayers and the industry, and seeks out new ways to support those in building and construction. He is a force behind training, setting up the Austral Bricks Bricklayer Training School back in the ’90s, as well as other initiatives to support and grow apprentice numbers.
In 2005 the Australian Brick & Blocklaying Training Foundation Ltd (ABBTF) was established as a national body to continue apprentice training. Lindsay was founding chairman and continues as a director today.
He heartily recommends HIA membership to those in the housing industry.
‘I have personally been a member since the early ’80s and my company is a long-term member.
‘Keep up the good work – HIA is such a breath of fresh air!’ he says.