NCC 2019 is currently open for public comment. For all items, except energy efficiency of commercial buildings, the public comment period for NCC 2019 closes Friday, April 13. For energy efficiency of commercial buildings, the public comment period closes Friday, April 20.
The Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority (VHHSBA) is revising its guidelines for engineering services, Design Guide for Hospitals and Day Procedure Centres (DGHDPC) Part E. The guidelines were last updated in 2004. The intent of the revised guidelines is to provide relevant minimum requirements for engineering services for new capital projects in healthcare. As […]
Despite a decade of reviewing the Vocational Education and Training (VET), the educational system still lags in its modernised learning modes, career pathways and relationships with industry. This premise is highlighted by the NSW Productivity Commission in its Continuing the Productivity Conversation Green Paper. Among other draft policy recommendations, the Commission is calling for reforms […]
The NSW government has released draft regulations to introduce registration for building and development certifiers. The move comes one month after Victoria passed legislation for compulsory registration of engineers, and follows the recommendations of the Building Confidence implementation plan. Engineers Australia has criticised what it perceives as the excessively narrow focus of the regulation. “The […]