Briefings on building changes

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Seminars will be held in Perth in March and eight regional towns during April and May on the 2013 amendments to the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and other policy and legislation-related matters.

The two metropolitan BCA seminars will be run in West Perth by the Australian Building Codes Board on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 March 2013.

The Building Commission will then take the information from these sessions on the road, delivering seminars in Bunbury (Wednesday 3 April), Busselton (Thursday 4 April), Karratha (Wednesday 10 April), Geraldton (Friday 12 April), Albany (Wednesday 17 April), Kalgoorlie (Friday 19 April), Merredin (Tuesday 23 April) and Broome (Friday 3 May).

While in the regions, the Commission will also take the opportunity to provide an additional seminar on a range of policy and legislation-related matters for anyone working in the building industry.

The morning Regional BCA sessions are aimed at builders, building surveyors, building designers and local government permit authorities. They will focus on changes to the BCA that will come into effect from 1 May and how they can apply the new technical standards. This seminar will also cover recent amendments to the Building Act and Building Regulations.

The afternoon Regional Building Policy and Legislation sessions are for anyone working in the building industry. They will cover topics including  the building approvals process; home indemnity insurance; the complaints resolution process; the builder compliance program; the Home Building Contracts Act; registration and licensing; building policy updates; and the Construction Contracts Act.

Registration forms for both sessions are available on the Building Commission’s website www.buildingcommission.wa.gov.au/industryevents.

The Broome seminars coincide with the North West Expo, where the Department of Commerce, including the Building Commission division, will have a stand and the Master Builders Association Sundowner on 2 May.

Seminar Details

Bunbury seminar details

Wednesday 3 April 2013, City of Bunbury, Function Room, 4 Stephen Street, Bunbury

10am–1pm: Regional BCA 2013 Seminar (for builders, building surveyors, building designers and local government permit authorities)
2pm–4pm: Regional Building Policy and Legislation 2013 Information Seminar (for anyone working in the building industry)

Busselton seminar details

Thursday 4 April 2013, Shire of Busselton, Council Chambers, 2 Southern Drive, Busselton

9.30am–12.30pm: Regional BCA 2013 Seminar (for builders, building surveyors, building designers and local government permit authorities)
2pm–4pm: Regional Building Policy and Legislation 2013 Information Seminar (for anyone working in the building industry)

Karratha seminar details

Wednesday 10 April 2013, Welcome Lotteries House, 7 Morse Court, Karratha

9.30am–12.30pm: Regional BCA 2013 Seminar (for builders, building surveyors, building designers and local government permit authorities)
2pm–4pm: Regional Building Policy and Legislation 2013 Information Seminar (for anyone working in the building industry)

Geraldton seminar details

Friday 12 April 2013, Geraldton Civic Centre, Function Room, Cathedral Avenue, Geraldton

9.30am–12.30pm: Regional BCA 2013 Seminar (for builders, building surveyors, building designers and local government permit authorities)
2pm–4pm: Regional Building Policy and Legislation 2013 Information Seminar (for anyone working in the building industry)

Albany seminar details

Wednesday 17 April 2013, City of Albany, Civic Rooms, 102 North Road, Yakamia

9.30am–12.30pm: Regional BCA 2013 Seminar (for builders, building surveyors, building designers and local government permit authorities)
2pm–4pm: Regional Building Policy and Legislation 2013 Information Seminar (for anyone working in the building industry)

Kalgoorlie seminar details

Friday 19 April 2013, City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, 577 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie

9.30am–12.30pm: Regional BCA 2013 Seminar (for builders, building surveyors, building designers and local government permit authorities)
2pm–4pm: Regional Building Policy and Legislation 2013 Information Seminar (for anyone working in the building industry)

Merredin seminar details

Tuesday 23 April 2013, Tivoli Room, Cummins Theatre, Merredin

9.30am–12.30pm: Regional BCA 2013 Seminar (for builders, building surveyors, building designers and local government permit authorities)
2pm–4pm: Regional Building Policy and Legislation 2013 Information Seminar (for anyone working in the building industry)

Broome seminar details

Friday 3 May 2013, The Mercure Hotel, corner Louis and Weld streets, Broome

9.30am–12.30pm: Regional BCA 2013 Seminar (for builders, building surveyors, building designers and local government permit authorities)
2pm–4pm: Regional Building Policy and Legislation 2013 Information Seminar (for anyone working in the building industry)

Download the full press release and seminar details [PDF, 206 KB].

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Media Contact:
Amanda Iannuzzi
Media Liaison Officer
Building Commission
9476 1335 or 0407 448 239
amanda.iannuzzi@commerce.wa.gov.au 

Building Commission
Media release
18 Mar 2013

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