Builder failed to manage and supervise work

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Pemberton builder John George Ryan (BP8830 & BC8830) has been fined $5,000 by the Building Services Board for failing to manage and supervise work he carried out at a Manjimup property between March 2010 and July 2011.

The Board determined that the management and supervision of the building work carried out by Mr Ryan was not sufficient to ensure it was carried out in a proficient and workmanlike manner. In particular, a number of failures to comply with the plans and drawings approved by the Shire of Manjimup, the Building Code of Australia and industry standards were identified.

The work Mr Ryan carried out at the property included a rear deck extension valued at $170,000, and rectification and finishing works ordered by the former Building Disputes Tribunal (BDT).

In 2011 and 2012, the BDT issued three orders in relation to the building work, including joint orders to pay and remedy made against both Mr Ryan and the owners. The orders included the requirement for independent inspection reports to be provided upon completion of the work. A final order to pay the owners $2,500 to settle the dispute was issued to Mr Ryan in May 2012, which he complied with.

“The disciplinary matter committed by Mr Ryan is significant because it involved a failure to carry out the building service in a proficient manner and to comply with the Building Code of Australia,” said Building Commissioner Peter Gow.

“Anyone thinking about breaking the building laws is reminded that these are serious offences that can compromise public safety and may attract significant penalties.

“The Building Commission is committed to maintaining high standards in the building industry and will continue to hold to account and name those who put consumer interests and the reputation of the building industry at risk.”

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