Farewell Dale Gilbert
After more than 30 years, Mr Dale Gilbert has retired from Queensland Department of Public Works.
After more than 30 years, Mr Dale Gilbert, Director of the Built Environment Research Unit in the Building Division of the Queensland Department of Public Works & Housing (QDPW), has retired.
Dale has been a key supporter and highly valuedcontributor to Construction Innovation since its inception. He played a major role in the development of research for ecologically sustainable development and ICT for the QUT/CSIRO Construction Research Alliance a predecessor to Construction Innovation.In recognition of his services, Dale was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation at his farewell morning tea on 19 June for his ongoing support to Construction Innovations research committee, in which he has played a pivotal role. Dale has also been actively involved in a number of Construction Innovation research projects and the breadth of experience has added an insightful perspective in developing research projects that build upon work undertaken in previous years.
Dales foresight and tenacity, coupled with his outstanding interpersonal skills will be hard to replace, said Construction Innovation CEO Keith Hampson.
Dale is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers and holds post graduate qualifications in management. In his long and distinguished career at QDPW, Dale has held the position of Chief Services Engineer and in his role as Director of the Built Environment Research Unit, he was responsible for ecologically sustainable development and environmental management, including building health research and energy conservation.
Dale was awarded a World Health Fellowship in 1992 to investigate environmental health problems in buildings in Europe and the United States of America. He has also been a member and Chair of numerous National and International committees on environmental and building health issues and has presented widely in many National and International Forums on environmental, building health and associated Asset Management issues.
All at Construction Innovation extend our sincere thanks to Dale and wish him and his family well for the future.