Uneven standards of private certification, overwhelming complexity in the building code and the tendency of individual states to add on extra regulation are among key barriers toward attaining the best possible system of building control in Australia, a key figure in the construction industry says.

Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) chief executive officer Peter Barda said a number of things came out of the review of the Building Education Revolution program with regard to the building control system and how it can be improved. First, there is the private certification regime, which Barda says suffers…