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Building near overhead powerlines

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Victorian building practitioners involved in the design, construction or certification of building work need to be aware that it is a legal requirement to maintain minimum clearance at all times between structures and overhead powerlines.

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Common Audit Failure: Maximum water outlet pressure within buildings

Thursday, 5 October 2017

The VBA's risk based Plumbing Audit Program has published its latest report, which lists the top three causes for plumbing audit failure for September - to provide the minimum clearance between the highest part of the burner and the range-hood or exhaust fan; to demonstrate the static pressure to any outlet other than a fire hose outlet, within a building does not exceed 500kPa; and to install appropriately marked toughened safety glass where used as a splashback.

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