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The Australian Institute of Building Surveyors' 2014 WA Conference will be held at Joondalup Resort on 16 and 17 October.
Building Commission
Department News
30 Jul 2014
The Building Commission is developing a new risk-based auditing process for building surveyors.
Building Commission
Department News
30 Jul 2014
The Building Commission has sought ministerial approval to allow new applications for registration as a Building Surveying Practitioner Technician to be accepted beyond 2 April 2015.
Building Commission
Department News
30 Jul 2014
Former Geraldton building company DC Constructions (WA) Pty Ltd (Reg. BSC 13219) has been ordered by the Building Services Board to pay a fine of $1,500 to the Building Commissioner for negligent conduct.
Building Commission
Media release
28 Jul 2014
We wish to draw your attention to a number of consultations being undertaken that are of relevance to the building industry.
Building Commission
Department News
24 Jul 2014
The Building Surveyors' News contains the latest news and information for building surveyors and their industry from Western Australia's Building Commission.
Building Commission
Department News
24 Jul 2014
The project to review and redevelop the Building Surveying qualification framework commenced in September 2012. This CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package ‘continuous improvement’ project has been undertaken to meet the needs of individuals, enterprises and regulators. Following extensive stakeholder feedback received on the first draft qualifications and units disseminated...
Building Commission
Department News
21 Jul 2014
A.F.T. Group (WA) Pty Ltd’s sole director Mark Ainslie has been successfully prosecuted in the Perth Magistrates Court for fraudulently using his neighbour’s registration number and name to contract for and carry out building work.
Building Commission
Media release
08 Jul 2014
Builder Russell John Clarke (reg. S504) has been ordered by the State Administrative Tribunal to pay fines of $5,000 and costs of $700 for carrying out unauthorised building work on a heritage hotel in Kalgoorlie in May 2011.
Building Commission
Media release
08 Jul 2014
Housing companies and builders are being asked to complete a short 10 minute survey on prefabricated housing.
Building Commission
Department News
08 Jul 2014
A painter who committed contractual offences and continued to carry out painter work despite repeatedly allowing his registration to lapse has been fined in the Perth Magistrates Court.
Building Commission
Media release
04 Jul 2014
In 2013, the Building Commission and the Master Painters & Decorators Australia asked more than 3,000 Western Australian painters and decorators to complete a survey.
Building Commission
Department News
27 Jun 2014
The 4th Australian Lean Construction Conference will be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from 12-14 August 2014. Hosted by the Lean Construction Institute of Western Australia in collaboration with RFID for Energy, Mining and Construction, the theme of the 2014 event will be “Smarter and Leaner Projects in Australia”. "The conference brings together global best practices from...
Building Commission
Event
23 Jun 2014
The Building Commissioner has issued a reminder to consumers to check a painter’s registration before engaging them to carry out painting work valued over $1,000.
Building Commission
Media release
16 Jun 2014
The Building Commission has met with manufacturers and installers of metal roofing products to discuss ways of improving the method of flashing to the high side of the roof penetration.
Building Commission
Department News
11 Jun 2014
A key piece of legislation that supports security of payment in Western Australia’s building and construction industry will be reviewed this year. Building Commissioner Peter Gow today announced that Professor Philip Evans of Curtin University has been appointed to review the Construction Contracts Act 2004 . “The Construction Contracts Act is part of a suite of new building legislation...
Building Commission
Media release
10 Jun 2014
New caravan parks and camping grounds legislation is being developed to replace the Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Act 1995 (the Act).
Building Commission
Department News
06 Jun 2014
Federal and state ministers have agreed to significant building regulation reforms to the National Construction Code (NCC).
Building Commission
Department News
04 Jun 2014
We wish to draw your attention to consultations being undertaken that are of relevance to the building industry. We have provided links to the consultation information below. As these reviews and subsequent consultations are not being carried out by the Building Commission, you will need to direct any submissions or questions to the relevant agency. Details of how to make a submission are...
Building Commission
Department News
29 May 2014
Planning Minister John Day recently announced that the State Government had approved measures that would see the bushfire construction requirements of the Building Code of Australia, which includes deemed-to-satisfy compliance with Australian Standard AS 3959, apply from 1 May 2015.
Building Commission
Department News
29 May 2014
The State Administrative Tribunal has suspended Western Australian plumber Jason Wayne Walker’s (PL6489) plumbing contractor licence.
Building Commission
Media release
21 May 2014
With the use of white set plaster continuing to grow in Western Australia, so too are the number of complaints to the Building Commission by consumers concerned about paint peeling off damaged areas of plaster. Increasingly, the issue is being found to be with the plaster rather than the painting work. A working group has been formed to tackle this industry-wide problem. Convened by the Master...
Building Commission
Department News
19 May 2014
Please note: The comment period for this proposal has now closed. This page has been retained for archiving purposes. Members of the plumbing industry are invited to comment on a proposal that would see provisional licences offered to overseas qualified plumbers working in Western Australia. Only licensed persons can perform plumbing work in WA, which places a requirement on people from overseas...
Building Commission
Department News
14 May 2014
West Perth builder John Joseph Dryka (reg. 3997) has been ordered by the State Administrative Tribunal to pay fines of $10,000 and costs of $2,000 for misleading conduct under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011. In proceedings initiated by the Building Services Board and finalised on 31 March 2014, the builder was found to have misled the City of Stirling and an insurer as to the...
Building Commission
Media release
08 May 2014
Geraldton building company Will-Construct Pty Ltd (reg. 9985) and its director Peter William Willoughby (reg. 7710) have been ordered by the Building Services Board to pay a total of $10,000 to the Building Commissioner for misleading conduct. The company admitted to misleading the City of Geraldton as to who the builder was on building licence applications relating to commercial sheds on three...
Building Commission
Media release
05 May 2014

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