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Busting The Myths About Accredited Certifiers

There is little understanding of the statutory role and responsibilities of Accredited Certifiers. This document addresses the major myths surrounding certification in NSW. Myth 1 – Accredited Certifiers supervise building work and act as a clerk of works. Accredited Certifiers do not check that tiles are laid square or that paint is applied properly or that doors swing without creaking or rubbing.

August 19th, 2019|

Commencement of National Construction Code 2019 on 1st May 2019

The 2019 edition of the National Construction Code (which incorporates the Building Code of Australia and Plumbing Code of Australia) commenced 1 May 2019, signifying the NCC 2019 is given legal effect by relevant legislation in each State and Territory. Applications for a Construction Certificate or Complying Development Certificate lodged with the certifying authority on or after 1 May 2019 will need to be assessed against NCC 2019.

May 1st, 2019|

Accredited certifiers vindicated by expert report into Opal Tower

The Association of Accredited Certifiers (AAC) has welcomed the release of the Engineers’ Report into the Opal Tower construction issues. The report vindicates accredited certifiers, finding no accredited certifiers are at fault regarding the issues with Opal Tower. “While it was not within the scope of our review to look closely at the certifications that took place on the Opal Tower, we found no evidence that the building certifiers had been deficient in regards to statutory expectations.”

February 22nd, 2019|

Certifiers welcome NSW Government’s Proposed Reforms to Construction Industry

The Association of Accredited Certifiers (AAC) has today welcomed the announcement by the NSW Government that it will introduce reforms to the construction industry. AAC has been calling for significant reforms to the industry to improve accountability and better protect consumers and today’s announcement goes a long way to achieving this. AAC CEO, Jill Brookfield said today’s announcement was overall a positive step forward.

February 10th, 2019|

Urgent reforms needed to stop defective apartment construction in NSW

The Association of Accredited Certifiers (AAC) has today welcomed the announcement by the NSW Government that it will introduce reforms to the construction industry. AAC has been calling for significant reforms to the industry to improve accountability and better protect consumers and today’s announcement goes a long way to achieving this. AAC CEO, Jill Brookfield said today’s announcement was overall a positive step forward.

December 29th, 2018|