News and Media

AIBS Member Statement - London Apartment Fire

Posted on 6/15/2017
AIBS statement regarding the Grenfell apartment fire in London

Queensland Parliament Passes Amendments

Posted on 6/14/2017
Queensland Parliament Passes Amendments to Address the Issues Arising Out Of the Decisions of a Private Certifier

NSW/ACT Chapter Awards 2017

Posted on 5/25/2017
AIBS has great pleasure in announcing that the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors NSW/ACT Chapter are now inviting nominations for its 2017 Awards.

2017 ABCB NCC Seminar Series Webcasts Now Available

Posted on 5/24/2017
For those members who were unable to attend the recent 2017 ABCB NCC Seminar Series and wish to see what was presented, or for those who wish to revisit a session they attended, the following news will be of interest to you.

QLD/NT Chapter Awards 2017

Posted on 4/20/2017
AIBS has great pleasure in announcing that the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors QLD NT Chapter are now inviting nominations for its 2017 Awards.

Building Standard e-newsletter - April 2017

Posted on 4/11/2017
The April 2017 edition of the Building Standard e-newsletter has been released.

End of Phase In Period for AS3660.1-2014

Posted on 2/8/2017
NCC BCA 2016 nominates AS3660.1 in two versions, 2000 and 2014. As of 1 May 2017, only the 2014 version will be valid as a design document.

Standards Australia Draft for Comment - AS 4349.2

Posted on 1/17/2017
Standards Australia have released a draft of AS 4349.2 Inspection of buildings: Part 2 - Common areas of group titled properties for public comment.

SA Chapter Awards 2017

Posted on 12/19/2016
The Australian Institute of Building Surveyors SA Chapter has opened nominations for its 2017 Awards.

Key New Initiative Announcement

Posted on 12/16/2016
The AIBS is delighted to announce the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) have recently agreed to a co-operative arrangement with AIBS to introduce co-branded “AIBS/ABCB Performance Workshops” at each of our conferences throughout 2017.

Building Ministers’ Forum 14 December 2016 Communiqué

Posted on 12/15/2016
The Building Ministers’ Forum Communiqué from their meeting in Perth on 14 December 2016 has been released.

Updated VBA Practice Notes

Posted on 12/15/2016
Recently three updated Practice Notes have been issued by the Victorian Building Authority.

Changes to the Development (Residential Code) Variation Regulations 2016

Posted on 12/12/2016
The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure have released their December 2016 E-Newsletter which contains information on the Development (Residential Code) Variation Regulations 2016.

NatHERS Accredited Software Tool Bug Fix – FirstRate 5

Posted on 11/30/2016
The NatHERS accredited FirstRate5 software has been updated in order to fix a software bug.

AWA Look to Rectify Poor Installation Practice

Posted on 11/30/2016
The AWA have announced the release of a series of instructional videos aimed at addressing areas of poor practise amongst window installers.

Release of ABCB Guidelines

Posted on 11/15/2016
The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has recently released two guideline documents. One relates to upgrading of existing buildings and the other relates to indoor air quality.

Notice of the AIBS Annual General Meeting

Posted on 11/8/2016
Notice is hereby given that the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of THE AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SURVEYORS will be held at the Crown Promenade Hotel, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank VIC 3000 at 1:45pm on 11 November 2016.

OneSteel Communique - October 2016

Posted on 10/24/2016
The OneSteel online communique for October 2016 is available to view.

VALE - Matthew Woodgate - AIBS Member

Posted on 10/20/2016
The Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS) wish to advise the NSW/ACT Chapter members of the sad passing of Mr Matthew Woodgate, a Member of AIBS.

Fire engineering analysis behind mid-rise code change explained in new WoodSolutions Design Guide

Posted on 10/20/2016
Behind the recent changes to the National Construction Code affecting Mid-rise Timber Buildings – Classes 2, 3, and 5, was a substantial amount of fire engineering analysis. This is explained in detail in the new WoodSolutions Technical Design Guide.

VALE - Barry Goold - AIBS Life Fellow

Posted on 10/19/2016
The Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS) wish to advise the Victorian Chapter members of the sad passing of Mr Barry Goold, a Life Fellow of AIBS.

New WoodSolutions Design Guide to Drive Taller Timber in Mid-Rise Developments

Posted on 10/19/2016
The new technical design guide, “Mid-rise Timber Buildings – Class 2, 3, and 5 Buildings” was created to help design and building industry professionals realise the full benefits of the recent changes to the National Construction Code.

Dr Owen Donald - New Chief Commissioner to the VBA

Posted on 10/19/2016
The Minister for Planning Richard Wynne has appointed a new Chief Commissioner to the Victorian Building Authority, Dr Owen Donald.

Introducing the Technical Manager

Posted on 10/17/2016
Introducing the AIBS Technical Hub.

NATSPEC National Construction Products Register

Posted on 9/30/2016
NATSPEC has issued a media release regarding the National Construction Products Register.

AIBS Governance Review & Elections

Posted on 9/22/2016
Throughout the course of this year, AIBS has been undertaking a review of our Governance structures.

AIBS Statement on Tasmanian Legislation Reforms

Posted on 9/20/2016
The Tasmanian Government has announced ground-breaking reforms to legislation which includes a risk based approach to the approval of building work and the registration of all practitioners in the building and construction industry in that State.

National Technical Manager Appointment

Posted on 9/15/2016
AIBS announces the appointment of Jeremy Turner as the National Technical Manager.

VIC Chapter Awards 2016

Posted on 9/14/2016
The Australian Institute of Building Surveyors VIC Chapter has opened nominations for its 2016 Awards.

AIBS Special Feature: The Birth Of Building Surveying

Posted on 9/2/2016
The 2nd of September represents the 350th Anniversary of the start of the Great Fire of London.

Changes to Legislation in Victoria - Building Act 1993

Posted on 8/26/2016
Changes to the Building Act, introduced by the Victorian Government earlier this year, come into effect on 1 September 2016.

The Building Amendment (Construction of Swimming Pools and Spas) Regulations 2016

Posted on 8/25/2016
The Building Amendment (Construction of Swimming Pools and Spas) Regulations 2016 (S.R. No. 104/2016) will come into effect on 3 October 2016.

Proclamation and Building Amendment (Consumer Protection) Regulations 2016: 1 September Commencement

Posted on 8/24/2016
Please find here the proclamation and regulations which commence 1 September in Victoria.

Design and Construction for Access

Posted on 8/12/2016
The Australian Human Rights Commission has released a resource entitled "The good, the bad and the ugly – design and construction for access".

Notice of General Meeting 22 August

Posted on 7/29/2016
Special business (special resolutions to make change to the AIBS Constitution) to be transacted at the General Meeting are provided below for the consideration of Members

Senator Nick Xenophon at the NSW/ACT Chapter Conference

Posted on 7/27/2016
Senator Nick Xenophon was the keynote speaker at the NSW/ACT Chapter Conference in Sydney.

AIBS Technical Manager Position

Posted on 7/14/2016
The Technical Manager will play a lead and pivotal role in the development and management of technical information for AIBS in its business operations.

Course Advisory Committee for Bachelors in Building Surveying Degree at Victoria University

Posted on 7/12/2016
The Victoria University is establishing a Course Advisory Committee for their Bachelors of Building Surveying degree course and are seeking appropriately qualified and experienced representatives from industry.

Notice of General Meeting

Posted on 7/8/2016
At which it is proposed by the Institute to pass Special Resolutions to amend the Constitution for the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors.

External Wall Cladding Systems

Posted on 7/1/2016
The use of non-conforming products and external wall cladding systems has been a hot topic within our industry for some time now.

TAS Chapter Awards 2016

Posted on 7/1/2016
The Australian Institute of Building Surveyors Tasmanian Chapter has opened nominations for its 2016 Awards.

WA Chapter Annual Awards 2016

Posted on 6/29/2016
The Australian Institute of Building Surveyors WA Chapter has opened nominations for its Annual Awards 2016.

Welcome

Posted on 6/22/2016
Welcome to our updated website and industry news feed.