The following notification has been provided by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) to assist in preparing the market for the introduction of the National Construction Code (NCC) 2019. Further information can be found at; https://www.abcb.gov.au/Connect/Articles/2019/01/14/What-to-Expect-in-NCC-2019 Changes being introduced in NCC 2019 are almost here. As seen in the public comment draft released last … Read moreChanges being introduced in NCC 2019
Advisory Notice No. 01/2019 CMI Advisory Notice: Surveillances, Renewals & Multiple Product Certificates. Subject: Surveillances and Renewals Following the conclusion of 2018, CMI has conducted an internal review of the timeframes for notification, organisation and completion of Surveillance and Renewal Audits, which are a requirement of all CMI run schemes. The outcome of this review … Read moreCMI Advisory Notice: Surveillances, Renewals & Multiple Product Certificates.
See the following below articles from the Safety Institute of Australia regarding opening up Australian standards from the monopoly that SAI Global currently holds. https://www.sia.org.au/news-and-publications/news/media-release-call-australian-standards-be-free-australian-businesses https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/australian-standards-unfair-exchange-david-clarke/
Combustible cladding assessments for building industry professionals and fire engineers: golden goose or road to ruin? In response to public concerns about the use of combustible building materials, the Queensland Government has introduced a new regime to assess the safety of existing cladding on buildings. On 1 October 2018, changes to the Building Regulation 2006 … Read moreHolding Redlich – Combustible Cladding Assessments
The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services have put out a position statement, “To inform stakeholders involved in the development of Class 2 – 9 buildings of Type A or Type B construction in Queensland of the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services’ (QFES) expectations with respect to the fire safety performance of buildings affected by combustible … Read moreQFES Building Application Position Statement – Combustible Cladding
CertMark International (CMI) wishes to advise that on 30/10/2018 certificate numbers CM40009 & CM40083 issued to Magnesium Oxide Board Corporation Pty Ltd was suspended due to a failure to pay 2018 Surveillance Audit fees.
Source: http://www.hpw.qld.gov.au/construction/BuildingPlumbing/Building/Pages/NonConformingBuildingProducts.aspx Queensland building safety Maintaining the safety of Queensland buildings involves many factors, including the adequacy of existing fire safety systems. It is important to note that investigations by the Non-Conforming Building Products Audit Taskforce are in addition to an already strong building safety system in Queensland. Mandatory fire safety systems in commercial and … Read moreQLD Non-Conforming Building Products Audit Taskforce and Safer Buildings
Read the Veriglobal Newsletter to read how CertMark International is applying ISO 14034 ETV to demonstrate innovative technologies. https://certmark.org/downloads/VerifiGlobal_Newsletter_18_09.pdf source: http://verifiglobal.com/~/media/Files/Verifiglobal/VerifiGlobal-Newsletter-18-09.ashx
See the following link to a release from the Ministry of business, Innovation & Employment in New Zealand explaining the CodeMark Scheme. https://certmark.org/downloads/the-codemark-product-certification-scheme-in-new-zealand-and-australia-6089.pdf
This Building Product Safety Alert warns building practitioners about the potential fire risks associated with the non-compliant use of Aluminium Composite Panels (ACP) and expanded polystyrene (EPS) products when used as external wall cladding and provides information on the Ministerial Guideline restricting the use of these products. See the following linked PDF issued by the … Read moreBuilding Product Safety Alert : Use of ACP and EPS as external wall cladding
The Bill is the latest in a series of steps taken nationally in a response to both the Port Melbourne “Lacrosse fire” in Victoria and the tragic Grenfell Tower fire in London. This bill is similar in its intent to the QLD Non-Conforming building products regulations. Source: https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/bills/Pages/bill-details.aspx?pk=3471
The Andrews Labor Government will ban the most dangerous types of combustible cladding from being used on Victorian buildings. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today released new ministerial guidelines to building surveyors – a key recommendation of the Victorian Cladding Taskforce – which focuses on buildings where people sleep or gather. Aluminium Cladding Panels with … Read moreBanning Combustible Cladding In Victoria
In the Building Code of Australia, non-combustible means a material not deemed combustible as determined by AS1530.1 Please see Ignis Solutions, a fire testing lab, testing advice note. This shows test sample requirements of your product for testing for AS1530.1 compliance. AS 1530.1-1994 – TESTING ADVICE NOTE www.ignissolutions.com.au
A Sydney based company and its director have entered into an enforceable undertaking with the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), for alleged breaches of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). Between 2 July 2015 and 20 January 2016, Peter Jones, director of Fire Combat Australia Pty Ltd (which previously traded as Modakboard), imported and sold fire-resistant … Read moreFalse claims up in flames as company pays penalty