On 1 November, the QBCC is launching the second round of our 2017 educational Tradie Tours, with technical advice and legislative reforms the hot topics for discussion.
Feedback from those who attended the first round of Tradie Tours in June indicated a desire for more information on technical issues and changes within the industry.
The QBCC has listened, and the second round will feature information on a costly and common defective work complaint, the installation of timber and aluminium joinery.
Other hot topics to be covered include non-conforming building products legislative reform. When enacted, these laws will place greater responsibility on everyone in the building-product supply chain.
We will also be explaining how we will be implementing our goal to improve industry standards through compliance and enforcement action.
In addition to this, a QBCC expert will explain the Adjudication Registry’s role in administering the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act to ensure that those working in the construction industry receive and recover progress payments.
This section will include information on how to lodge an adjudication application, how adjudicators are assigned to an application, and what the adjudicator decides.
Joining us on the November Tradie Tour will be MATES in Construction (MIC), a charity which addresses the high level of suicide among Australian construction workers. MIC provides an invaluable service in improving the mental health and wellbeing of industry workers.
Representatives from Construction Skills Queensland will also be attending each Tradie Tour session to provide information on the support they can offer to our industry.
Check out the E&E page for all of the tour dates and locations, and feel free to use our hashtag - #QBCCTradieTour