QLD – HENDRY building certifiers advise that when issuing the building approval for building works under the building regulations, the building certifier will nominate the mandatory inspections to be performed leading to the issue of the Final Inspection Certificate. A record of these mandatory inspections is necessary to help the building certifier to determine whether the building works have been progressively approved in order to allow the subsequent issue of the Final Inspection Certificate.
For all buildings other than houses (class 1a) the building certifier will nominate the stages of the building works that will require a mandatory inspection. The regulations in part states:
Part 6 Inspections of assessable building work
Division 1 Inspections by or for building certifier
Subdivision 1 Preliminary
24 What is a stage of assessable building work
(1) This section provides for what are the stages of assessable building work.
(2) Generally, the stages are all stages at which the building development approval states the work must be inspected.
(3) If the work is the construction of a single detached class 1a building, the stages also include –
(a) after excavation of foundation material and before the footings for the building are laid; and
(b) if the building is to have a slab – after the placement of formwork and steel for the slab but before the concrete for the slab is poured; and
(c) to the extent the bracing for the frame of the building consists of cladding or lining – after the cladding or lining has been fixed to the frame; and
(d) to the extent the bracing for the frame of the building does not consist of cladding or lining – before the cladding or lining is fixed to the frame; and
(e) if reinforced masonry construction is used for the frame of the building – before the wall cavities are filled; and
(f) at the completion of all aspects of the work.
(4) If the work is an alteration to a single detached class 1a building, the stages also include each stage mentioned in subsection (3) that is relevant to the alteration.