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ABCB to release Discussion Paper on Resilience to Extreme Weather Events

Friday March 28 2014

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) will be releasing a Discussion Paper on Resilience to Extreme Weather events (cyclones, floods, storm events, hail damage and…

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Carbon monoxide testing - training sessions

Friday March 28 2014

Plumbers have an important role in checking and testing appliances and equipment that produce carbon monoxide (CO). It is essential that their skills and knowledge…

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VBA exhibiting at the Build and Renovating Expo

Wednesday March 19 2014

The Victorian Building Authority will be exhibiting at the Build and Renovating Expo from Friday 4 July until Sunday 6 July 2014.…

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VBA Mail 19 March 2014

Wednesday March 19 2014

The 19 March 2014 VBA Mail email newsletter is now available to view online.…

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Don't move in without an occupancy permit

Friday March 14 2014

The Victorian Building Authority warns home and apartment owners they cannot move into a new home or apartment without an occupancy permit.Victorian building regulations require…

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Unpaid building permit levies - VBA acts

Friday March 7 2014

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) has launched legal proceedings against a building surveyor who owes more than $38,000 in unpaid building permit levies. The building…

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Revision to Walkways, Ladders and Platforms Standard

Friday March 7 2014

AS 1657 has been revised and the new 2013 version will be referenced in the National Construction Code (NCC) on 1 May 2014This revision is…

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VBA Mail 4 March 2014

Tuesday March 4 2014

The 4 March 2014 VBA Mail email newsletter is now available to view online.…

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Charges laid for illegal building and plumbing work

Friday February 28 2014

A cabinet maker has been fined after the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) prosecuted him for carrying out building and plumbing work without being a registered…

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Open for Public Comment - Fire Hydrant Installation

Friday February 28 2014

Standards Australia has announced the release of the draft Standard AS 2419.1 Fire hydrant installations Part 1 System design, installation and commissioning for public comment.The…

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