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NCC and Reference Standards Information Presentation Videos

Wednesday May 4 2016

National Construction Code and Reference Standards Information Presentation videos are now available to view...…

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VBA Mail 2 May 2016

Wednesday May 4 2016

The 2 May edition of VBA Mail is available to read online…

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VBA prosecutions and disciplinary matters: April update

Monday May 2 2016

Enforcement is a key regulatory function of the Victorian Building Authority…

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VBA at the HIA Home Show and Business Forum

Monday May 2 2016

Even in the multi-media era, talking directly to practitioners and consumers remains the best way to understand their issues...…

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Fire protection in the building industry - Identifying risks and understanding safety measures

Monday May 2 2016

Understanding how the extinguishing agents in your gaseous fire suppression system are regulated under national law has many benefits...…

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Standards Australia releases new standard on fire propagation of external walls

Monday May 2 2016

Standards Australia recently completed the development of AS 5113, Fire propagation testing and classification of external walls of buildings...…

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Changes to Specified Areas are Designated Bushfire Prone Areas

Monday May 2 2016

Specific bushfire construction standards apply in designated bushfire prone areas in Victoria...…

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Comprehensive technical bulletin on kitchen exhaust fire safety is available online

Monday May 2 2016

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration and Airconditioning and Heating (AIRAH) has released Fire safety – Kitchen Hood Exhaust Systems...…

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Proactive Inspections team visit site of North Melbourne wall collapse

Monday May 2 2016

The Victorian Building Authority's Proactive Inspection team is working with WorkSafe inspectors...…

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Industry Update: Fire Hose Reel – Copper Connection

Monday May 2 2016

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) provides clarification of the requirements for the use of copper in the connection of fire hose reels to fire hydrant…

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