Cladding, Professional Indemnity Insurance and Building Certifiers: Your questions answered.
Our increasing knowledge of the risks posed by unsafe cladding products has understandably given rise to the continued growth of public interest and awareness of the issue. In the past year alone, media reporting has grown significantly with regards to cladding related stories, mirroring your concerns as owners and occupants in the built-form as to what measures are being taken and what solutions are being discussed by Government and industry bodies. Certifiers and building practitioners face their own challenges also. The ability to possess mandatory insurance has since become a major concern too, as building certifiers must meet certain requirements such that they are granted a license to practice.
Emma Hendry: Proptech 3.0 – Factors for success
“You’ll have noticed a significant increase in discussion around Proptech, both as a sector in its own right and an emerging technological resource enabling a new wave of operating models as the sector expands to play a fundamental role as a cornerstone in a wider digital transformation of the built-form.” – CEO Emma Hendry lays out the future of Proptech 3.0 and explores the ways in which you can successfully implement Proptech into the built-environment.
In review: Greg Payne at the 2019 NCC Symposium
Author: Greg Payne – National Manager – Building Surveying Sub-Writer and Editor: Kieran Balmaceda 2019 marks the start of a significant three-year transformation of the National Construction Code (NCC), as a range of amendments and improvements are implemented to existing regulations and…
The People Project – Investing in Human Capital
Employees are not just a resource. As much as we know the essential role that employees play in the greater business machine, shouldn’t people be an investment too?
Here, we take a look at the factors that can really encourage growth in employees and the value you can create by investing in their futures.
What’s new for the NCC in 2019?
The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has released a preview document for the 2019 National Construction Code (NCC) earlier this month, an industry standard document which outlines building codes and regulations nationwide. Click here to read Hendry’s analysis and summary of major changes coming in the next edition.
Making a case for Blockchain in the Proptech Industry – Craig Humphries looks at the future of business in the Built-Form.
Author: Craig Humphries Sub-Writer and Editor: Kieran Balmaceda Last week I was asked to attend a panel discussion and presentation with the Pacific Rim Real Estate Society (PRRES) at Melbourne University, presenting on the subject of “Blockchain technology as an emerging platform for the Proptech…
Bricks and Mortar: How to optimise every layer of your asset portfolio.
National Operations Manager for Asset Optimisation Heshan Samarawickrama explores the current state of Asset Optimisation in the Built-Form and how to plan your Asset Optimisation and Management Strategy.
Addressing the future of Asbestos Management in Australia – A review with Andrew Pakenham
Asbestos continues to be a pressing issue in Australia. The ability to devise and implement a robust Asbestos Management Plan tailored to your requirements will ensure that asbestos management and removal works are carried out in a safe and effective manner, Andrew Pakenham reports.
Emma Hendry – Unlocking the value of data through PropTech
Why is the property sector, the largest asset class and contributor to GDP world-wide, a slow adopter when it comes to technological Innovation? CEO Emma Hendry delves into this prescient issue and provides three key insights to leveraging data and technology to create long term value and future-proof your business.
Will your PII ensure adequate risk coverage? VBA issues bulletin regarding Professional Indemnity Insurance
In a bulletin released earlier this month, the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) has announced their intention to “continue enquiries to ensure practitioners hold the required insurance… requiring the production of evidence that surveyors hold PII policies that are compliant with the Ministerial Order.”