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.
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.
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.
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.”
Emma Hendry named The CEO Magazine “Building & Construction Executive of the Year”
The scene was set for the 2018 CEO Magazine Executive of the Year awards, held at the International Convention Centre Sydney last night. The black-tie event, now in its seventh year, brought together 102 nominees spread across 23 categories to recognise the achievements and initiative of Executives at…
Emma Hendry awarded IML “Emerging Leader” Award
Setting an example for Leadership: IML awards Emma Hendry as the “Emerging Leader” for 2018 Awarded earlier this morning, the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Managers and Leaders (IML) selected Emma Hendry, CEO, as the “Emerging Leader” for the 2018 Sir John Storey Leadership Awards. This year’s…
Optus recognises Hendry at the 2018 My Business Awards
Leading industry figureheads and emerging entrepreneurs convened for the 2018 Optus “My Business” Awards held in Sydney last Friday evening. The awards night is “Australia’s longest-standing business awards benchmarking the success of the best business operators” and recognises the contribution of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as…
Western Australian Government issues Bulletin on Performance Solutions for Housing Projects
The Western Australian Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Building and Energy have released a bulletin this month to discuss “guidance on developing performance solutions for housing projects.” The document seeks to provide background on key considerations which Building professionals should consider in developing…