Lax requirements relating to evidence regarding the suitability of materials used in building and construction projects throughout Australia are enabling products to be substituted and materials to be used which are not fit for purpose, a leading body representing building product manufacture and supply industry associations says.

Unveiling its position paper with regard to a current review of rules relating to evidence gathering under the National Construction Code (NCC), the Building Products Innovation Council (BPIC) says that despite the growing availability of building product supply options from overseas, evidence gathering requirements under Part A2 provisions of the…