Building surveyor

Publications

Building and Energy
Consultations / public comment
21 Jun 2016
17 June 2016 Service moving to Building Commission 1 July The Water Corporation currently provides a service whereby real estate agents and other interested persons can request a copy of an existing...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
20 Jun 2016
The Department of Commerce – WorkSafe Division has released a Discussion Paper on recommendations to amend the model Work Health and Safety Regulations (the WHS regulations) for the Western...
WorkSafe
Information
01 Jun 2016
Building and Energy
Information
17 May 2016
The building legislation of Western Australia requires new building work to comply with the Building Code of Australia (BCA). The term building work includes the renovation, alteration, extension,...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
21 Oct 2020
From 8 April 2016 new roof-mounted evaporative coolers being installed on residential buildings that are located in a designated bush fire prone area must be fitted with non-combustible covers. It is...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
31 Jul 2019

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A new code of conduct for Western Australia's building and construction industry will be introduced to prevent anti-competitive behaviour, improve workplace safety and add to the suite of measures adopted by the State Government to ensure subcontractors are paid on time.
Building and Energy
Department News
05 Dec 2016
Nicola Multari , the sole director and secretary of Tonic Homes Pty Ltd (BC 13741 – expired), and Barry Douglas Windsor (reg. BP11375 & BC11375 – expired), the nominated supervisor of Fremantle Building Company Pty Ltd , have been fined for misconduct in connection with building work at a White Gum Valley property in 2013.
Building and Energy
Media release
01 Dec 2016
Interconnection of smoke alarms in residential buildings Requirements for a building permit Building surveyors and builders are reminded that mains powered smoke alarms located inside new residential buildings (being Class 1 buildings, sole-occupancy units in Class 2 or 3 buildings and Class 4 parts of a building) are required to be interconnected where more than one alarm is required to be...
Building and Energy
Department News
28 Nov 2016
Mount Lawley builder Squire Homes Pty Ltd (reg. BC5025) has been fined $15,000 and ordered to pay costs of $1,000 by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) for negligent conduct in the construction of three commercial projects on two Margaret River sites.
Building and Energy
Media release
28 Nov 2016
The Building Commission is running a free information session for building surveyors in early December 2016. This will be the start of a series of new information sessions intended to run in 2017 encompassing various topics on the role of the building surveyor. The first session will cover two areas in relation to the role of the building surveyor in: 1. Approving fire safety performance (...
Building and Energy
Event
23 Nov 2016
The Building Commission is strongly advising home owners against carrying out their own plaster testing. The advice follows recent media reports and social media posts suggesting the use of a tape adhesion or “sticky tape” test to determine whether plaster has been correctly applied. Home owners are warned that testing their own walls could damage the plaster or paint. Tests should only be...
Building and Energy
Department News
25 Oct 2016
Online licensing to save time and money for businesses and tradespeople. Electronic lodgement of notices will reduce overheads for industry.
Building and Energy
Department News
12 Oct 2016
In July 2016, the Building Commission circulated an updated set of Building Commissioner approved forms for use under the Building Act 2011 , and that from 10 October 2016, previous versions of the forms would no longer be considered approved forms by the Building Commissioner. A number of stakeholders have sought to have this period extended in order to transition the new forms into their...
Building and Energy
Department News
11 Oct 2016
The Liberal National Government today introduced legislation into State Parliament to protect payments to subcontractors in the construction industry.
Building and Energy
Department News
22 Sep 2016
The four month transitional period that delayed the application of the bush fire construction requirements of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) for areas that were newly identified as bush fire prone on the Map of Bush Fire Prone Areas 2016 (that came into operation on 21 May 2016) concluded yesterday. From today, 21 September 2016, applications for building approvals for certain residential...
Building and Energy
Department News
21 Sep 2016

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