This year has been another big year of change for the industries that the Service Trades Council represents. We have seen the implementation of the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (BIF Act) and the establishment of Project Bank Accounts to make sure that sub-contractors get paid regularly and on time.
World Toilet Day, celebrated on 19 November every year, is about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis. Established by the World Toilet Organization in 2001, World Toilet Day was made an official UN day in 2013. UN-Water leads a taskforce of international agencies to campaign around a common theme.
Licensees and industry members need to remember that temporary structures must meet safety expectations and comply with all relevant Queensland laws. Temporary structures are used for a variety of reasons, including on construction sites and at public and private events.
Award-winning builder and company director Yvonne Pengilly has joined the QBCC in the new position of Assistant Commissioner – Technical to tackle non-conforming building products, defective work and more.
Ms Pengilly brings a lifetime’s experience and expertise in building and construction and has had an extensive career in the industry from subcontract brick and blockwork to a company director overseeing high end resort and multi-storey apartment developments.
Welcome to Construction Connect: a new way for us to keep you in the loop with important information about what’s happening in our industry.
At the QBCC, we know there are a lot of changes happening and we want you to be able to easily stay up-to-date with what that means for you as a QBCC licensee.
This newsletter will land in your inbox every quarter with a selection of news relating to building and construction law reforms, stories that are making headlines, QBCC events coming up near you and other information about the sector you might enjoy.
New licensing requirements for mechanical services work have been introduced to better protect the health and safety of Queenslanders. Those impacted may include plumbers, refrigeration and air conditioning technicians and medical gas workers.
Improperly installed and maintained heating and cooling systems can lead to dangerous bacteria growing and spreading through systems in facilities such as aged care, hospitals and shopping centres.