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Gippsland woman prosecuted

Wednesday August 31 2016

An East Gippsland woman who acted as a licensed building inspector when she was not registered has been fined…

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ABCB Survey now open: Common class 2 and 3 building fire safety performance solutions

Wednesday August 31 2016

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is currently undertaking a holistic review of the National Construction Code' s (NCC) fire safety provisions for Class 2…

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Plumbing Industry Update: Connection of prefabricated bathroom modules

Wednesday August 31 2016

The emerging trend of prefabricated bathroom modules has taken off in Victoria as a large number of high rise buildings in the state are incorporating…

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Amendments to swimming pools and spas regulations

Wednesday August 31 2016

The Building Amendment (Construction of Swimming Pools and Spas) Regulations 2016 will come into effect on 3 October 2016…

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ABCB consultation RIS – Non compliant use of external cladding products on buildings

Wednesday August 31 2016

Earlier this year the Building Ministers' Forum agreed to the development and implementation of a range of national measures to help address risks associated…

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Cooperation broadens Regulator reach

Wednesday August 31 2016

Victorian regulators, the Victorian Building Authority (VBA), WorkSafe and the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) are working more closely than ever to extend the reach of…

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VBA Mail July 2016

Tuesday August 2 2016

The July 2016 edition of VBA Mail is available to read online…

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Building Act changes that may affect you

Tuesday August 2 2016

Further changes to the VBA's powers and functions under the Building Act 1993 are scheduled to come into effect on 1 September 2016…

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Regulators take positive action to check Victorian buildings for asbestos

Monday August 1 2016

Roof panelling containing asbestos was located in the Perth Children's Hospital construction site in Western Australia on 13 July 2016. This was following the discovery…

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Victorian building permit activity for June 2016

Friday July 29 2016

June 2016 and Financial Year figures…

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