Places of Public Entertainment: Occupancy Permit: Building Regulations

VIC – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the Victorian Building Authority has issued an Interim Practice Note titled ‘Occupancy Permits for Places of Public Entertainment’. The Practice Note provides guidance concerning the places of public entertainment requirements under the Building Act 1993 and their application to sporting, recreational and other activities and events conducted by community-based organisations in outdoor places… Read more

Victoria Building Regulations

VIC - HENDRY building surveyors advise that a building owner, occupier or owner’s agent for a building inherits obligations under various statutory Victoria Building Legislation (including the Building Act 1993) to ensure building works (under a building permit), alteration, occupation of a building and the inspection, testing and maintenance of nominated essential safety measures are complied with as required… (more) Fire Safety Compliance: Essential Safety… Read more

Building Work: Building Act 1993: Building Regulations

VIC - HENDRY building surveyors advise that the Building Act 1993 contains provisions that allow for new building regulations applicable to building works to be dispensated in certain situations. A series of answers to questions best explains Section 10 Application of new building regulations to building work, under Part 2 – Building Standards. Building owners and designers should consider the following… Read more

Special Buildings: Historic Buildings: Building Act: Building Regulations

VIC - HENDRY building surveyors advise that the Building Act 1993 Part 3 ‘Building Permits Division 4 – Special Provisions Section 28: Historic Buildings and Special Buildings’ permits a building surveyor to issue a building permit for non-complying alterations sympathetic to the original building and the like which do not comply with current regulations, but have historic significance. Building Act 1993 part extract of Section 28 follows: 28 Historic… Read more

Occupancy Permit: Building Act: Building Regulations

VIC – HENDRY building surveyors advise that building surveyors have a legal obligation to ensure that no harm to people or damage to property results from their actions. Liability for negligence therefore extends to the issue of occupancy permits for building work in accordance with Division 1 of Part 5 of the Building Act 1993 and Building Regulations 2006. Failure to attend to these matters prior to the issue… Read more