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VBA inquiry into domestic building continues

Friday, 23 December 2016

Victorian Building Authority CEO Prue Digby today confirmed that the authority has been undertaking an inquiry to determine whether there are systemic problems with building and plumbing work in existing and buildings under construction. Waterproofing was identified as a possible systemic issue as a result of the VBA's audits, complaint data, industry consultation and ongoing research.

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External multilayer gas piping

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Multilayer proprietary pipe is a popular choice of material for gas consumer piping. However, the VBA has become aware that practitioners are at times failing to protect these pipes from UV degradation and physical damage in accordance with the relevant plumbing standards.

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Working on sites with a recycled water service

Thursday, 15 December 2016

For plumbers working on a site that has a recycled water service, knowing the source and nature of the water supply that you are working with is essential. Plumbing regulations and standards in relation to recycled water are in place to protect the health and safety of the public, and plumbers must take adequate steps to avoid the risk of cross connection when working with existing recycled water systems.

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