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Embracing Change for Safer, Efficient Facilities
Building Manuals: Embracing Change for Safer, Efficient Facilities The Building Confidence Report (BCR) In 2018, the Building Confidence Report (BCR) was tabled by State and Territory Building Ministers in response to concerns regarding building defects and cladding fires. One of its key recommendations was the need for comprehensive Building Manuals for commercial buildings. These manuals … Read more
New Model Guidance for Building Manuals
The Australian Building Codes Board has developed a new Model Guidance for Building Manuals. This guidance is a national model for building manuals defining the minimum building manual information requirements.
Building Product Safety
The Australian Building Codes Board has developed a new Building Product Assurance Framework. The aim of the Framework is to help ensure that building products are used in a way that complies with the Australian National Construction Code (NCC).
Defective Buildings – Reduce risks to apartments
Titled ‘Cracks in the Compact City: Tackling defective buildings in multi-unit strata housing’. The report highlights the problems for new strata owners, the costs for rectification and makes 30 recommendations for improvement.
Managing Risks of Operations and Maintenance Manuals
A recent conversation with a Senior Project Manager for a major new project highlighted the lack of understanding about the importance of managing risks of Operations and Maintenance Manuals when handing over a new project.