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VBA Mail 29 January

Tuesday February 2 2016

The 29 January 2016 edition of VBA Mail is available to read online.…

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Improved licensing and registration process launched on 1 February 2016

Friday January 29 2016

From Monday 1 February, the VBA will be implementing an improved system of registration and licensing for plumbers and builders. The new process is designed…

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New Australian Standards information sheets now available

Friday January 29 2016

As part of the ongoing effort to ensure that Australian Standards are up to date and reflect current best practice, Standards Australia published revised versions…

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Take the ABCB Condensation Stakeholder Survey

Friday January 29 2016

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is currently running a survey on condensation in residential buildings.The purpose of this survey is to gather evidence and…

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Balcony sprinkler protection fact sheet

Friday January 29 2016

The VBA has created a new fact sheet covering the Building and Plumbing Amendment (Balcony Sprinkler Protection) Interim Regulations 2015.These new regulations have been made…

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Updated Australian Standards for plumbing and drainage and mechanical services

Friday January 29 2016

Standards Australia has published revised versions of four Australian Standards relating to plumbing & drainage and mechanical services. The following three updated publications were published…

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Register now to attend an ABCB NCC Seminar

Friday January 29 2016

Places for the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) 2016 National Construction Code (NCC) Seminar Series are filling up fast.The national seminars, running in February and…

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Victorian building permit activity for November 2015

Friday January 29 2016

Total number of permits issued in November 2015: 9,3794.4 per cent higher than the same month last year6.3 per cent lower than the previous month…

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Victorian compliance certificate activity for November 2015

Friday January 29 2016

Total number of compliance certificates lodged in November 2015: 31,6565.2 per cent higher than the same month last year2 per cent higher than the previous…

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VBA demands rectification on dangerous Footscray excavation site

Thursday January 28 2016

An inspector from the Victorian Building Authority's (VBA) proactive inspection team has helped avert a potential disaster discovered during an inspection of a building site…

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