2019-02-07

NATSPEC NCPR

New Construction Product Register

7 February 2019

NATSPEC’s National Construction Product Register is a new tool to ensure quality control and reduce the number of non-conforming products in the Australian built environment. Emma Green from NATSPEC Communications tells us more about how it works.

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2019-02-05

non-conforming building products

Key Findings from Non-conforming Building Products Inquiry

5 February 2019

The final report of the inquiry into non-conforming building products was tabled by the Senate Economics References Committee in December 2018. Subtitled “the need for a coherent and robust regulatory regime”, it aims to strengthen accountability and compliance in relation to building products.

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2019-02-01

Copyright Infringement

Copyright Infringement

1 February 2019

What difficulties can ensue if client and architect fall out? Christopher Larcos has prepared a fascinating case note on a recent court decision that could affect architects who take over mid-project.

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2018-10-16

Laurence Gottlieb

Non-compliant Cladding and Insurance Exclusions

16 October 2018

Insurance specialist Laurence Gottlieb explores the issue of non-compliant cladding and other materials, warning of the changes afoot in the insurance industry.

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2018-08-27

NSW Ban on Aluminium Composite Panels

New Building Product Ban in NSW

27 August 2018

The NSW Commissioner for Fair Trading has announced a building product ban for certain types of aluminium composite panel (ACP) cladding.

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2018-08-18

Shergold Weir Report

Building Confidence

18 August 2018

John Held provides an overview on recent discussions at the COAG Building Ministers Forum regarding the Shergold-Weir Report, Building Confidence.

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2018-05-14

Non-compliant cladding

Non-compliant Cladding - A Year in Review

14 May 2018

Katherine Czoch and Chetan Shukla offer a comprehensive state by state review of the latest audits, regulation, court decisions and insurer responses to non-compliant cladding.

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2017-10-29

Update on Building Products

Update on Building Products

29 October 2017

Risk Manager Wendy Poulton offers a comprehensive update on the latest research and investigations on building product compliance in Australia.

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2016-08-30

SAFE DESIGN PROFORMA

Safe Design Proformas

30 August 2016

The ACA's Safe Design Proformas help architects to meet their obligations under the Model Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and state-specific regulations.

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2016-08-13

Roof access checklist

Roof Access Checklist

13 August 2016

ACA – SA has developed a model checklist for roof access on site inspections.

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2015-12-03

Security of Payment Q&A

Using the Security of Payment Act - Q&A

3 December 2015

Robert Macindoe has successfully used the Security of Payment Act to recover outstanding fees. He answers key questions about the process.

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2015-12-03

Seven Step Guide to using the Security of Payment Act

A Seven-Step Guide to using the Security of Payment Act

3 December 2015

Robert Macindoe offers a guide to using the Secuity of Payments Act, based in firsthand experience. 

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2015-05-15

SEPP 65

SEPP 65 update

15 May 2015

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2015-05-07

Taxable payments reporting

Taxable Payments Reporting

7 May 2015

Taxable Payments Reports for businesses in the construction industry are now due on 28 August. 

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2014-10-05

Planning approvals

Navigating planning systems

5 October 2014

Planning lawyer Paul Vergotis offers a set of tips to help manoeuvre an architectural project through planning systems from proposal to success. 

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2014-03-30

Health & Safety in the Workplace - Get Involved!

Health & Safety in the Workplace - Get Involved!

30 March 2014

Anna Piatkowska invites members to help develop a set of guidelines on architects’ duties as employers under health and safety legislation.

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2014-03-30

OHS scheme review

Government Review of the OHS Accreditation Scheme

30 March 2014

A discussion paper and the terms of reference for the review of the Australian Government Building and Construction OHS Accreditation Scheme are now available.

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2014-03-26

Changes to the Privacy Act

Changes to the Privacy Act

26 March 2014

An overview of changes to the Privacy Act from March 12. 

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2014-02-02

Fees 2

Getting Paid: Security of Payment

2 February 2014

Peter Sarlos explains the Security of Payment Act and how architects might use it to their benefit.

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2013-12-12

Workplace Health & Safety in South Australia_crop

SA Workplace Health & Safety Working Group

12 December 2013

A new working group in South Australia aims to rationalise the work health and safety material presented to architects.

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2013-09-09

Architectural  Practice Board of SA CODE OF CONDUCT

Architectural Practice Board of SA Code of Conduct

9 September 2013

The new Code of Conduct released by the Architectural Practice Board of South Australia requires extra material to be added to standard architect client agreements.

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2013-06-14

SD What you need to know

Safe Design - What You Need To Know

14 June 2013

Anna Piatkowksa provides an update on current safe design requirements and the ACA’s Safe Design Process.

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2013-02-26

Safe Design in South Australia

Safe Design in South Australia

26 February 2013

ACA Safe Design documents are being been adapted for South Australia.

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