Building Stronger Foundations

Submission cover sheet

  • Name of organisation or individual making this submission

    john fryc

  • Authorised delegate/contact person

    john fryc

  • Position

    home owner

  • Organisation

Questions on possible options

  1. What kind of plans should be signed off and declared by a statutory declaration?

    For construction plans As built

  2. Should a statutory declaration accompany all variations to plans or only major variations?

    Yes if impacts on more than 10% of build

  3. How should plans be provided to, or accessed by, the Building Commissioner?


  4. In what circumstances would it be difficult to document performance solutions and their compliance with the BCA?

  5. What would the process for declaring that a building complies with its plans look like?

    All defect are completed and check by a 3rd party licensed inspector. No handover or acceptance unless al defects are completed and crossed check with plans

  6. What kind of role should builders play in declaring final building work?

    Independent building code inspectors report confirm the job is defect free

  7. Which builders involved in building work should be responsible for signing off on buildings?

    Any builder directly or sub engaged with the developer or client

  8. Are existing licensing regimes appropriate to be accepted as registration for some builders and building designers, such as architects, for the new scheme?


  9. What should be the minimum requirements for a registration scheme?

    Independent and licenced

  10. What form of insurance should be mandatory for ‘building designers’? Why?

    Professional Indemnity in the event their advice causes defect damage

  11. What kinds of minimum requirements should be prescribed for the insurance policy (for example, value, length of cover, etc.)?

    building for life

  12. What skills should be mandatory for ‘building designers’?

    Engineering Degree

  13. Which categories of building practitioners should owe a duty of care?

    Builder and engineers

  14. What should be the scope of the duty of care? Should it apply to all or certain types of work? If so, which work?

  15. What types of consumers should be owed a duty of care?


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