Events and seminars

Building and Energy is currently offering the following events and seminars:

Energy efficiency in residential buildings – Free information session

Building surveyors, energy assessors, designers and those involved in residential energy efficiency compliance are invited to attend a free information session on energy efficiency in residential buildings.

This session is presented by Sid Thoo RAIA who is an award-winning architect, consultant and educator with a passion for designing more sustainable buildings. He has completed a Certificate IV in NatHERS assessment and is part of the Australian Building Codes Board Subject Matter Expert (SME) Network, focusing on residential energy efficiency.

Topics will cover:

  • The energy efficiency compliance pathways available under the National Construction Code Volume Two – including Deemed-to-Satisfy and Performance Solution options.
  • Energy efficiency changes in NCC 2019 Volume Two, focusing on the new heating and cooling load limits and the Reference Building Verification Method (VURB).
  • Real-world examples of energy ratings, VURB reports and other energy efficiency documentation.

To complement the topics covered, a Residential Energy Efficiency Compliance Checklist will be provided to assist building industry professionals understand the level of information that should be provided to demonstrate compliance.

Venue: Technology Park Function Centre, 2 Brodie-Hall Drive, Bentley  WA  6102
Date and time: Friday 6 March 2020, 1.00pm–4.00pm
Cost: Free
Registration: Register via Eventbrite

2020 NCC seminars – Perth

Registration is now open for the Perth metropolitan 2020 National Construction Code (NCC) seminars to be held on 1 and 2 April 2020 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. The seminars, presented by the Australian Building Codes Board, will focus on answering common technical enquires on the application of NCC Volumes One and Two and information relating to the changes contained in NCC 2019 Amendment 1 to be published and adopted out-of-cycle in 2020.

Please visit the ABCB website to register for the Perth seminars, or contact:


Phone: (02) 8091 2620.

Regional information seminars are expected to be conducted during 2020.  Further details will be published here in due course.

Building inspectors training (Coming soon in 2020)

To register to receive information on the 2020 dates please email


This training course is designed to provide basic criteria necessary for providing reports that satisfy the requirements of the Building Commissioner where a complaint has been made. The report will be used as part of the determination as to whether or not a regulated building service has been carried out in a proper and proficient manner or is faulty or unsatisfactory.

Participants will receive instruction regarding Building and Energy's preferred method of report preparation which will meet the requirements of AS 4349.0-2007 Inspection of Buildings – General requirements.

Participants will be required to successfully complete an assessment task prior to receiving a Building and Energy statement of completion for this training.

Plumbing induction sessions

Building and Energy holds free information sessions for licensed plumbing contractors. These sessions will help to clarify plumbers' obligations under the Plumbers Licensing and Plumbing Standards Regulations 2000 as well as provide an opportunity to meet with other licensed plumbers, and talk to Building and Energy plumbing inspectors. New licensed plumbing contractors and existing licence holders in need of a refresher course are invited to attend.

Venue: First floor, Mason Bird Building, 303 Sevenoaks Street, Cannington
Cost: Free
Duration: One hour

To register to attend, email or phone (08) 6251 1377.

2018 Industry presentations

Work on or near energised electrical installations  (680KB)
Work on or near energised electrical installations - print friendly (265KB)
Supervision of electrical apprentices (916KB)
Supervision of electrical apprentices - print friendly (260KB)

Read about the Building Summits held in 2016.

Some previous presentations are available online. View the videos webpage.

Visit the WorkSafe events webpage for events and information sessions on topics relevant to workplace safety and health.

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