Accreditation of Building Products: Building Act 1993: Building Regulations

VIC – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the Building Act 1993 Part 2 – Building Standards in Section 15 ‘Effect of accreditation’ for the accreditation of building products under the Building Code of Australia provides that the relevant independent building surveyor cannot refuse to approve building work on the ground that any building product or construction method is unsatisfactory if… Read more

Building Regulations 2006: Demolition Permit

VIC – HENDRY building surveyors advise that a demolition permit is a building permit which restricts the building works to the demolition of a building. Consideration is provided to the applicant by regulation 304 (Building Regulations 2006) specifying the minimum information to be provided to the building surveyor for the building permit (demolition permit) to be issued… (more) Building Legislation… 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)… Read more

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