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World Plumbing Day 2016

Friday, 26 February 2016

On 11 March, the VBA will be joining in the celebrations for World Plumbing Day. World Plumbing Day is an international event that highlights the…

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NCC 2016 preview available on ABCB website

Friday, 26 February 2016

In preparation for the 1 May 2016 implementation date of the new National Construction Code, the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has made the NCC…

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Sheet lead flashings in roofing applications

Friday, 26 February 2016

Sheet lead remains a commonly used roof flashing material in modern home construction and plumbing practitioners need to ensure they select the right lead for…

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Protection of adjoining properties

Friday, 26 February 2016

The VBA's Proactive Inspections Program has identified sites where excavation work has been completed without the required protection measures in place to protect adjoining properties…

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VBA launches Proactive Inspections

Friday, 26 February 2016

In late 2015 the VBA launched its Proactive Inspections Program to check building works under construction. VBA building and plumbing inspectors visit sites to engage…

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Get to know your responsibilities as a Technical Referee

Friday, 26 February 2016

As part of the VBA's improved licensing and registration process, applicants must now provide a Technical Referee Report with their application for registration as a…

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Changes to Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) scheme introduced

Friday, 26 February 2016

On the 30th December 2015 the Victorian Government introduced a number of regulatory changes to the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) scheme.The amendments are part…

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VBA Industry Alert on use of combustible materials in external wall construction

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

The VBA has released an Industry Alert designed to clarify circumstances where combustible materials may be used in the construction of the external walls of…

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Building Regulations have been extended

Friday, 19 February 2016

On Tuesday 16 February 2016, the Governor made the Subordinate Legislation (Building Regulations 2006) Extension Regulations 2016, which extends the operation of the Building Regulations…

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VBA releases External Wall Cladding Audit Report

Thursday, 18 February 2016

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) External Wall Cladding Audit has found Melburnians can continue to have confidence in the safety of the buildings they live…

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