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The Building Commission on behalf of the Plumbers Licensing Board (the Board) recently undertook an investigation into compliance with the self-certification of plumbing work.
Building and Energy
Department News
12 Sep 2014
In February 2014, the Plumbers Licensing Board (the Board), via the Building Commission, introduced a new audit process to complement its previous compliance monitoring activities.
Building and Energy
Department News
12 Sep 2014
On 19 June 2013, the Hon Michael Mischin MLC, Minister for Commerce, announced an independent review of Western Australia’s plumbing regulation, to be conducted by ACIL Allen Consulting (ACIL Allen). The review examined the effectiveness of the current plumbing laws and made a number of recommendations for change aimed at putting in place a more modern and flexible regulatory framework for...
Building and Energy
Department News
10 Sep 2014
Western Australian home and business owners are being urged to contact their builders or electrical contractors to determine the brand of electrical cabling installed in homes or business premises following a national safety recall of Infinity brand cables which don’t comply with Australian safety standards. The sub-standard cables, imported by Infinity Cable Co Pty Ltd (in liquidation), were...
Building and Energy
Department News
29 Aug 2014
Gemmill Homes has been helping the Building Commission put its new risk-based auditing process for builders through its paces.
Building and Energy
Department News
27 Aug 2014
The Building Commission Division of the Department of Commerce will be located at the Mason Bird Building in Cannington from 25 August 2014. We will be joining EnergySafety and WorkSafe at the Cannington building and are looking forward to providing you with a convenient and accessible ‘one stop’ location for a wide range of services. Limited services available on 22 and 25 August While the...
Building and Energy
Department News
21 Aug 2014
The Building Commission is developing a new risk-based auditing process for building surveyors.
Building and Energy
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 and Energy
Department News
30 Jul 2014
The Building Commission is aware of concerns about inconsistencies in star ratings being provided by house energy rating scheme assessors for the purpose of demonstrating compliance with the NCC energy efficiency requirements.
Building and Energy
Department News
30 Jul 2014
The Australian Institute of Building Surveyors' 2014 WA Conference will be held at Joondalup Resort on 16 and 17 October.
Building and Energy
Department News
30 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 and Energy
Department News
24 Jul 2014
We wish to draw your attention to a number of consultations being undertaken that are of relevance to the building industry.
Building and Energy
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 and Energy
Department News
21 Jul 2014
Housing companies and builders are being asked to complete a short 10 minute survey on prefabricated housing.
Building and Energy
Department News
08 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 and Energy
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 and Energy
Event
23 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 and Energy
Department News
11 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 and Energy
Department News
06 Jun 2014
Federal and state ministers have agreed to significant building regulation reforms to the National Construction Code (NCC).
Building and Energy
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 and Energy
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 and Energy
Department News
29 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 and Energy
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 and Energy
Department News
14 May 2014
The Building Amendment Regulations 2014 (the Amendment Regulations) were published in the Government Gazette on 24 April 2014 and came into operation on 25 April 2014. The Amendment Regulations are outlined in Industry Bulletin 039 .
Building and Energy
Department News
29 Apr 2014
A Scarborough paving company and its Director have been ordered to pay a total of $20,000 in penalties after admitting to falsely advertising that the business was a member of the Master Builders Association (MBA). Realgold Corporation Pty Ltd, trading as Repave Spay-On Paving, and its sole Director Peter Vukmirovic were each ordered to pay a penalty of $10,000 by the District Court on 24 April...
Building and Energy
Department News
29 Apr 2014

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