Even though their reports are often vital to major decisions made by structural engineers, builders and home owners regarding new dwellings, soil report writers are for some reason not required to be insured or registered as building practitioners.

Does this mean they do not come under the mantle of the VBA, the top building authority in Victoria? If so, why hasn’t this been changed? Could it be that the Victorian Government made this mistake when building surveyors, certifying building inspectors, builders, architects, structural engineers and architectural draftspersons were…