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“WHAT A MESS”
Business
Wednesday July 10 2019

“WHAT A MESS”

The Australian building industry is in turmoil and rudderless as we lurch from one disaster to another with the latest crisis that is capable of shutting...

Building Surveyor Insurance Has Reached Crisis Point
Business
Monday July 1 2019

Building Surveyor Insurance Has Reached Crisis Point

Construction activity could grind to a halt and up to 30 percent of insurance renewals for private building certifiers and surveyors may not be renewed as...

Building Certifiers Must Carefully Guard Their Independence
Business
Monday June 5 2017

Building Certifiers Must Carefully Guard Their Independence

Unsurprisingly, there were always going to be calls for change after a landslip cause by wild weather ruptured gas mains and began to eat away at...

Standards vs. Contracts in Real Estate Transactions
Residential
Monday February 22 2016

Standards vs. Contracts in Real Estate Transactions

Quite often when arranging a building inspection with the real estate agent selling the property, I am met with a chorus of ‘this is a structural...

‘No Accountability’ for Building Surveyors
Business
Thursday August 6 2015

‘No Accountability’ for Building Surveyors

A vocal critic of building industry regulation in Victoria has condemned the supervision of building surveyors in that state, saying the system lacks accountability and does...

Is Australia’s Building Control Regime Failing?
Business
Monday July 27 2015

Is Australia’s Building Control Regime Failing?

If any reminder about the need for adequate levels of building control during construction of houses, offices, apartments, hospitals and shopping centres was necessary, recent media...

Is the NSW Building Professionals Act Failing?
Business
Thursday July 2 2015

Is the NSW Building Professionals Act Failing?

As New South Wales reviews its building certification and regulation regime, concern within the state's building industry is growing that an overly lax regime is leading to...