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Architects Face Potential Liability Over Building Permits
Business
Thursday March 30 2017

Architects Face Potential Liability Over Building Permits

Architects practising in Victoria may no longer be able to stand apart in “splendid isolation” from the ramifications of tightened public protection changes in that state.

Offences Against the Building Act
Business
Wednesday July 20 2016

Offences Against the Building Act

As builders, you should be aware of various provisions in the Building Act (pertaining to Victoria) which provide for criminal-like penalties in cases of a breach.

The Hidden Agendas Behind Australia’s Failed Building Industry
Residential
Wednesday July 13 2016

The Hidden Agendas Behind Australia’s Failed Building Industry

The recent reform of the Building Act and the Domestic Building Contracts Act (purportedly introduced to aid consumers) seems to have merely tinkered with what wasn’t...

What the Building Legislation Amendment Act 2016 Means for You
Business
Monday July 4 2016

What the Building Legislation Amendment Act 2016 Means for You

The Building Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Bill 2015 was enacted into law in April and amends the Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995, the Building Act 1993...

Risk of Cladding Fire in Skyscrapers Grows
Buildings
Wednesday January 20 2016

Risk of Cladding Fire in Skyscrapers Grows

Within minutes, the revelry of New Year's Eve in Dubai turned to horror as those gathered for fireworks downtown watched flames race up the side of...

The Japanese Approach to Building Law Reform
Business
Wednesday November 4 2015

The Japanese Approach to Building Law Reform

In recent years, the Japanese government had decided to reform its Building Act because of public disquiet concerning a number of buildings with compromised engineering design.

Is Victoria Making the Most of Council Enforcement Powers?
Business
Tuesday November 3 2015

Is Victoria Making the Most of Council Enforcement Powers?

Recently, Manningham council took issue with the performance of one of the state regulators, contending that there are "currently no safeguards to ensure that surveying work...

New VIC Govt an Opportunity to Rethink Building Act Reforms
Business
Monday December 8 2014

New VIC Govt an Opportunity to Rethink Building Act Reforms

In the last three years, building regulation in Victoria was a hotbed of controversy and there was a chorus of disquiet with consumers and the building...

Two Ways to Fix the New Zealand Building Act
Business
Monday July 14 2014

Two Ways to Fix the New Zealand Building Act

As events surrounding the collapse of the CTV building during the Christchurch Earthquakes and the ‘leaky homes’ debacle which has seen the construction of thousands of...