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  • IT Security

    February 09, 2021

    Cyber theft occurs on a regular basis. It is important that businesses start mitigating their risk in this area wherever possible.

  • Dangers of working for friends or family

    February 09, 2021

    Undertaking building work for friends or family can be wrought with dangers

  • QBCC direction to rectify and unpaid money

    February 09, 2021

    Disputes are common in the building industry. A frequent situation for a residential builder is where a consumer believes that there is defective or incomplete work on their property however the contractor does not want to return until the home owner has paid all outstanding money.

  • Foundations data

    December 18, 2020

    Have you entered into a domestic building contract without obtaining foundations data? This can have significant implications.

  • Annual Regional Meeting of Members of the Queensland Region

    December 15, 2020

    Annual Regional Meeting of Members of the Queensland Region

  • Additional inspection requests

    December 18, 2020

    A number of changes were recently made to the Act that both builders and certifiers need to be aware of.

  • QBCC approved audit program

    November 30, 2020

    The QBCC will be carrying out an approved audit program to audit all category 2 licensees who have not had a monies owed complaint or an adjudicated amount against them in the past 18 months.

  • MFR Annual Reports

    November 11, 2020

    Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) licence categories 1-7 will have to report their Minimum Financial Requirements (MFR) by the 31st December 2020.

  • MFR Annual Reports - Have you submitted yet?

    January 19, 2021

    QBCC annual financial reports for self-certifying categories are due by 31 March 2021.

  • QBCC Annual Report

    November 11, 2020

    The QBCC annual report provides insights into what QBCC has been doing

  • QBCC MFR Annual Reporting

    November 11, 2020

    QBCC licensees Categories 1-7 must report their Minimum Financial Requirements by 31 December 2020

  • Do you have a valid subcontract agreement in place

    November 11, 2020

    The QBCC Act requires valid subcontracts agreements to be in place, with the correct details in this article.

  • Building contracts and defective work

    January 19, 2021

    The QBCC Act places the responsibility for defective works on builders, not owners

  • QBCC Home Warranty Insurance

    January 19, 2021

    Contractors are required to take out a QBCC Home Warranty Insurance policy

  • Supporting statements introduced

    December 01, 2020

    A supporting statement is a document that is given by the head contractor to their client. From 1 October 2020 any head contractor issuing a progress payment to their client must accompany such a payment claim with a supporting statement.

  • WHS Audits: Residential Construction targeted

    January 19, 2021

    Queensland Workplace Health and Safety have recently been auditing residential construction sites (houses one to two storeys high) and they have been finding a few common issues.

  • Updates to HIA QC1, QC2 and QC3 contracts

    November 27, 2020

    Minor amendments have been made to the HIA QC1 (New Home Construction), QC2 (Peace of Mind New Home Construction) and QC3 (Alteration, Addition and Renovation) contracts. The amendments made to these contracts has been in response to member feedback, an analysis of commentary within various QCAT decisions regarding the HIA contracts and clarification of identified anomalies within the standard clauses of the HIA contract.

  • Wage underpayments have been criminalised

    October 20, 2020

    Wage underpayments have been criminalised

  • Changes affecting certifiers and builders

    October 20, 2020

    Changes affecting certifiers and builders

  • Changes to QBCC Act

    October 20, 2020

    Changes to QBCC Act