Building engineering contractor scope of work

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Building engineer applications will not be accepted until 1 July 2024

Building engineering contractors’ scope of work is limited by the level of contractor registration they have.

Registration class Scope of work
Contractor (Individual, Partnership, Company) – Professional Professional or technical engineering work for any building
Contractor (Individual, Partnership, Company) – Technologist Technical engineering work for medium or low-rise buildings
Contractor (Individual, Partnership, Company) – Associate Technical engineering work for low-rise buildings
Contractor (Individual, Partnership, Company) – Fire systems – Technologist Technical fire systems engineering work for any building
Contractor (Individual, Partnership, Company) – Fire systems – Associate Technical fire systems engineering work for medium or low-rise buildings

If a contractor has a nominated supervisor who is registered at a higher level than the contractor, e.g., a registered professional engineer in a technologist level contractor organisation, the scope of work is limited to the contractor level, not the practitioner level. For example, a registered engineer – professional in a technologist contractor organisation must only do technical engineering work on medium or low-rise buildings.

Specific activities

Enter into contracts to provide a building engineering services undertaken by registered building engineering practitioners.

Appropriately supervise the work of any unregistered building engineer employed.

Compliance requirements in WA

To get registered in WA:

  • Must be registered as a Building Engineering Practitioner of, or above, the contractor level being applied for
  • Must not be currently insolvent (if previously insolvent must demonstrate financial capacity)
  • Must have an appropriate level of professional indemnity insurance
  • Must have appropriate arrangements in place to manage and supervise building engineering services
  • Must pay an application fee

To keep a WA registration:

  • Must maintain professional indemnity insurance at the required level
  • Must maintain appropriate arrangements to manage and supervise building surveying services
  • Must renew the registration every three years

You must also comply with the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011, Building Services (Complaint Resolution and Administration) Act 2011, Building Act 2011, Building Regulations 2012, Building Services (Registration) Regulations 2011, and Building Services (Complaint Resolution and Administration) Regulations 2011.

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