Understanding the Victorian Cladding Rectification Levy
Author – Kieran Balmaceda Following the past few years of investigation and assessment into non-compliant and potentially flammable cladding products in our buildings, most states are now beginning the process of addressing buildings deemed “unsafe” through their respective remediation programs. State Governments continue to discuss…
Australia’s Cladding Landscape: 2019 review and 2020 forecast
2019 has been a year of rising concern against relatively steady but modest progress, as Government and Industry seek to deal with the issues surrounding the use of non-conforming and unsafe building materials, particularly combustible Aluminium Composite Panels (ACPs) Concerns this year have also included…
Bulletin: Two weeks remain for QLD Building owners to complete Stage 3 of the Combustible Cladding Checklist
Two weeks remain for building owners in Queensland to complete part 3 of the Safer Buildings Combustible Cladding Checklist.
State Governments to allow certifiers to continue practicing for the time being, but expose long-term risks.
Author | Editor: Kieran Balmaceda Subject Matter Expert: Craig Humphries State Governments are moving to protect certifiers and building practitioners who would be otherwise ineligible to practice under insurance exclusions. The Queensland state government was the first to speak…
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.
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…
Cladding Update – Safer Buildings
With the recent Registration date of 29 march 2019 passing, Building Owners and Body Corporate or property managers now move into the next phase of the Safer buildings and combustible cladding requirements. Phase 2 of the requirement has a deadline of 29th of May. By…
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.
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.”