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Building Code Responds to Shergold Weir
Buildings
Tuesday September 24 2019

Building Code Responds to Shergold Weir

Safety requirements for childcare centres which are above the ground floor in multi-storey buildings could be tightened whilst a concept of ‘complex buildings’ which require greater...

What You Can Expect From NCC 2019
Business
Tuesday April 9 2019

What You Can Expect From NCC 2019

As of May 1, Australia’s building industry will have a new National Construction Code (NCC).

What You Need to Know About the Three Year NCC Updating Cycle
Business
Wednesday February 8 2017

What You Need to Know About the Three Year NCC Updating Cycle

Up until this year, the annual updating cycle associated with the National Construction Code (NCC) was such that one edition of the Code would come into...

Concrete Fasteners “Safety Critical” Compliance – It’s Now Law
Business
Tuesday December 20 2016

Concrete Fasteners “Safety Critical” Compliance – It’s Now Law

For decades in Australia, builders and engineers have not been subject to any regulated regime in the selection, design or installation of concrete fasteners and anchors.

Senate Inquiry into Non-conforming Building Products
Business
Tuesday October 25 2016

Senate Inquiry into Non-conforming Building Products

It seems to be the case that within the very near future the terms of reference for a senate inquiry into non-conforming building products will be...

NSW Fire Safety Reforms – A Call to Arms for Regulators
Buildings
Tuesday October 18 2016

NSW Fire Safety Reforms – A Call to Arms for Regulators

When MP Victor Dominello, Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation, tabled the NSW Government’s response to the Independent Review of the Building Professionals Act 2005 (the...

How Should Evidence of Suitability Rules be Changed?
Business
Thursday September 29 2016

How Should Evidence of Suitability Rules be Changed?

With the adoption of private certification and the evolution of increasingly complex and multinational building product supply chains, the way in which building materials in Australia...

Meeting BCA Performance in Car Parks
Buildings
Monday August 29 2016

Meeting BCA Performance in Car Parks

In April of this year, the Queensland division of the Australia Institute of Refrigeration, Air-conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) held an education session on the design and...

“Good Faith” Pay Increases Are a Breach of the Building Code
Business
Thursday July 21 2016

“Good Faith” Pay Increases Are a Breach of the Building Code

FWBC is aware that some contractors may be considering “good faith” pay rises outside the scope of their enterprise agreements.