Getting On The Front Foot About Mental Health

A proactive approach to good mental health is crucial for the construction industry, which sees a disproportionate number of its workforce affected by mental health issues.

15 October 2019

Annual reporting for MFRs: Are you on track?

With three months until the 31 December 2019 deadline, it’s imperative to prepare your business right now.

1 October 2019

NCC 2019 Amendment 1: public comment invited

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is considering an out-of-cycle amendment to the 2019 National Construction Code (NCC).

24 September 2019

Silica management code to start in October

From next month, the management of silica dust in Queensland will be specified in a newly finalised Code of Practice.

20 September 2019

Queensland buildings more than they are cracked up to be

Anyone who watched Four Corners on Monday, 19 August could be forgiven for thinking that the majority of Australian residential apartments constructed in recent years are riddled with defects, covered in combustible cladding and leaking like a sieve.

27 August 2019

Changes to Certifiers’ PI Insurance coverage

Following the government’s announcement in July, the Regulation has now been changed to allow building certifiers to have an exclusion on their professional insurance (PI) indemnity policy up until June 2021.

15 August 2019

Premium increase for Queensland Home Warranty scheme

Insurance premiums for residential construction work in Queensland increase by 3.85% from today.

1 August 2019

Procurement policy changes effective soon

The Queensland Government will introduce three significant changes to their procurement policy from Thursday, 1 August. If you currently tender for or perform state government work, you need to be aware of the changes.

31 July 2019

PI insurance and combustible cladding update

PI Insurance, certifiers and the Building Ministers Forum meeting The outcomes of the recent Building Ministers Forum (BMF) are an important step toward addressing the ongoing issues with PI insurance and combustible cladding.

19 July 2019

Product Certification Body Suspended

CertMark International Pty Ltd (CMI) has had its accreditation suspended under the CodeMark and WaterMark rules.  While suspended they cannot issue any CodeMark or WaterMark certificates.

16 July 2019

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