Concerns over the use of non-conforming building products and non-complying products in the construction industry has been a concern for several years. There is a multitude of products that are imported that do not comply with Australian standards and many instances of complying products being used incorrectly. This issue was advanced with findings of combustible cladding on high-rise buildings which has been in the spotlight since the tragic event of the 2017 Grenfell Fire in London which had a significant loss of life.
The building regulators in Australia, are reacting to these products in different ways and moving to change and or implement additional building regulations.You are required to research and then investigate how at least three (3) Australian states are dealing with these non-conforming and non-complying products and what changes have been adopted and/or are proposed to be adopted.You are then required to investigate how at least one
(1) other country is adapting or adopting building regulations and/or their building codes and standards in response the same issue.Part 2 – 25%Private certification of building works (i.e. the giving of building approvals and the enforcement of building regulations by private practitioners or companies) has been adopted in every State/Territory of Australia. In recent times there has been much discussion in the media about private certifiers in New South Wales.The roles and responsibilities are detailed in the relevant State legislation.You are to investigate the building certification schemes in three (3) Australian States/Territories under the following headings:Roles and responsibilities of building certifiers (i.e what do certifiers do)How do you become a Private Building Certifier? (i.e Accreditation, Qualifications and Licencing)Part 3 – 30%The Australian National Construction Code (NCC) is a performance-based code.You are required to research the International development and implementation of performance-based building regulation and then report under the following headings;Historical Development Three (3) international examples of implementationYour opinion on the advantages and disadvantages of performance-based codesYour recommendations on performance-based codes for the futureYour report should be prepared and presented in a professional manner. The body of your report must be not less than 3000 words (excluding title page, table of contents, executive summary, bibliography, appendices etc.It is essential that your final report is properly and completely referenced
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