In the HIA’s November 2017 issue of Housing magazine p14 has an article on Product quality. Of particular note in this article is that following the senate inquiry into non-conforming building products, Senator Nick Xenophon introduced a bill seeking to ban the importation of PE-cored ACPs into Australia. https://hia.com.au/housing Direct link to the page mentioned … Read moreHIA Housing Magazine: Potential Ban on PE-cored ACP
The HIA has recently published a very informative Information sheet REF LEG 17-05 NEW LAWS REGARDING BUILDING PRODUCTS (QLD). CMI strongly recommends that any person engaged in Product Design, Manufacture , Importation , Supply or Installation study this document as well as obtaining a copy of the new laws.
Sourceable.net Recently posted an article titled “Building Product Certification Scheme Undergoing Change” where John Thorpe, chief executive officer of CertMark International, provided comments on the subject. Building Product Certification Scheme Undergoing Change
Amendment to Limitation relating to Combustible Facades Recently CMI release an Advisory Notice 07/2017 in relation to Combustible Facades and the requirement to have a mandatory Condition and Limitation to read as follows: Reaction to Fire: This Certification relates only to the subject wall elements reaction to fire, and no evaluation has been made of … Read moreCMI Advisory Note: Amendment to Limitation relating to Combustible Facades
It is great pleasure that we can announce that the review into the WaterMark Scheme has concluded with consolidated Scheme Rules to be known as the Manual for the WaterMark Certification Scheme. This Manual will come in affect from the 1st of August 2017. A Notice of Direction called ‘Improved WaterMark Certification Scheme Transition … Read moreWaterMark Enhanced Scheme
Finding safe solutions to the non-compliant use of ACM cladding is currently a primary focus of industry regulators and businesses. Fairview keenly supports this drive, and has several updates below, which may help find effective answers to critical problems. We hope you find this informative and useful. CertMark initiative Fairview – in partnership with CertMart … Read moreFairview’s new packaging initiative for use on ACM panel types
Combustible Facades CMI, in consultation with the Society of Fire Safety and leading Fire Safety Engineers have discussed the recent issues of combustible facades. From these discussions, a number of issues have been raised in relation to the nature of wall systems which may contain multiple combustible elements such as insulation, weatherproofing or decorative cladding. … Read moreCMI Advisory Note: Combustible Facades
The ABCB, in conjunction with the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ), has been driving hard towards the implementation of the revised and improved CodeMark Australia Scheme. The new scheme will be implemented early in the second half of the year. Significant changes from its predecessor scheme have largely been informed by … Read moreIncreasing certainty in Certification
Updated Schedules Please be advised the WaterMark Schedule of Specifications and the WaterMark Schedule of Products have been updated. Note the Schedule of Products replaces the Schedule of Specifications from 1 July 2017. Changes to both Schedules include: listing of the recently adopted AS 4032.4 Thermostatically controlled taps for the control of heated water supply … Read moreWaterMark Updated Schedules
ABCB has notified CMI this morning to advise that the improved WaterMark Product Database has been launched. The public user version of the database is accessible from the existing location on the ABCB website at http://www.abcb.gov.au/Product-Certification/WaterMark-Certification-Scheme/WMPD-Search For reference, a short video has been published on How to use the public version of the WaterMark Database
CMI has recently sought advice from the ABCB regarding the referencing to test results of products that have been tested in concert with other building materials to achieve specific compliance values. For example, a wall sheeting material that has been tested for its acoustic and insulation values in a wall assembly that incorporates the sheeting, … Read moreCMI Advisory Note: Product Certification vs. System Certification.
These Schedules have been prepared as a result of completion of Stage One of the ABCB project to review products for inclusion in or exclusion from the improved Scheme. The Schedules have been published in advance of implementation of the improved Scheme on 1 July 2017 to enable stakeholders to commence transition. From 1 July … Read moreUpdated Schedule of Products and Exempt Products for WaterMark
Today WaterMark has advised that the WaterMark Technical Specifications page of the ABCB website has been updated to include an additional 48 WaterMark Technical Specifications (WMTS). The WMTS were formerly known as Australian Technical Specifications (ATS) published by Standards Australia. The documents have been re-branded and renamed as WMTS and replace the former ATS. The documents have … Read moreUpdated list of WaterMark Technical Specifications
CMI is officially partnered with CCIC in China. Our offices are located in the CCIC building in Shandong China Certification & Inspection Group (CCIC) is an independent third party certification and inspection organisation dedicated to providing inspection, verification, certification and testing services, with accreditation by General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s … Read moreCMI is officially partnered with CCIC in China
The ABRB is one of the ABCB’s key mechanisms for delivering and raising awareness of technically based information directly relevant to the building and plumbing industry and the community. This electronic publication provides a means for delivering information on code-related issues that address specific technical matters, contains information on broader building and plumbing regulations, and … Read moreABRB – Issue 18 Released
A article has been published by Radio NZ today that sixteen hundred tonnes of steel from China has been found to be too weak. This steel was to be used for four bridges on the $450 million Huntly bypass that forms part of the $2 billion Waikato Expressway. Contractors building the ‘Road of National Significance’ … Read moreBypass bridge steel found to fail tests in New Zealand