Building Stronger Foundations

Submission cover sheet

  • Name of organisation or individual making this submission

    Dave Johnson

  • Authorised delegate/contact person

    Dave Johnson

  • Position

    General Manager

  • Organisation


Questions on possible options

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

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

  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?

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

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

  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?

    The engineers registration scheme should not be state specific, it should be a national scheme. The current plan for each state to have its own registration scheme is extremely onerous for engineering practitioners and does not represent the interests of the public good, regulators, engineers, the only perceived benefit is by Engineers Australia who are so useless and underwhelming that they dont even understand the mistakes they are making.

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

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

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

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

  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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