News and Media

Nominations for AIBS Board and Chapter Committee- 12 September 2018

Posted on 9/19/2018
AIBS has commenced the process for the election of Directors for the Board of AIBS and also for Chapter Committee Members of each Chapter for the next term from 2018 -2020.

AIBS Elections

Posted on 9/4/2018
AIBS has commenced the process for the election of Directors for the Board of AIBS and also for Chapter Committee Members of each Chapter for the next term from 2018 -2020.

VALE Roman Cwyk

Posted on 8/28/2018
AIBS would like to advise of the recent passing of member Roman Cwyk, age 62. For those who knew Roman well, he was a warm and generous person with good humour. Roman was a fine example of a building surveyor, meticulous, an enquiring and open mi

BMF Communique August 2018

Posted on 8/21/2018
The Building Ministers Forum have issued a communique following their meeting on 10 August 2018 which can be found below.

EOI for Council Assessment Panel Members | SA

Posted on 8/3/2018
The Town of Gawler is seeking Expressions of Interest from the public to appoint four (4) suitability qualified and/or experienced professionals to the Council Assessment Panel (CAP)

AIBS Response to Shergold Weir Report

Posted on 7/30/2018
The Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS) welcomes the report to the Building Minister’s Forum (BMF) by Professor Peter Shergold and Ms Bronwyn Weir.

Queensland Member Advice | Legislative Changes - Non-Complying Cladding

Posted on 7/27/2018
On Friday 27 July the Queensland Government announced that the Building and Other Legislation (Cladding) Amendment Regulation 2018, which amends the Building Regulation 2006 and State Penalties Enforcement Regulation 2014, would commence 1 October 20

Updated AIBS Policy – Building Regulatory Reform in Australia

Posted on 7/27/2018
Following consultation with members, feedback from industry and also taking into account the Shergold Weir Report, the AIBS Board have recently updated our AIBS Policy – Building Regulatory Reform in Australia.

AIBS Board Communique July 2018

Posted on 7/27/2018
The Board of AIBS met on Friday 20 July 2018, one month ahead of schedule due to several matters that required their urgent attention.

Walk N Talk Community Event

Posted on 7/26/2018
You are invited to join a group of fellow Building Surveyors and building regulations professionals for a Walk ‘n’ Talk event.

Queensland Parliament Passes Amendments

Posted on 7/26/2018
Queensland Parliament Passes Amendments to Address the Issues Arising Out Of the Decisions of a Private Certifier

NATSPEC Response to Non-Conforming Products

Posted on 7/26/2018
NATSPEC have circulated a Media Release regarding Non-confirming products.

Key Dates Relating to NCC 2016 Volume One Amendment 1

Posted on 7/26/2018
Please find below a link to the key dates for NCC 2016 Volume One Amendment 1.

Industry Alert - Air Conditioners on Balconies

Posted on 7/26/2018
A serious safety issue with apartment balconies has been identified by members of the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS).

End of Phase In Period for AS3660.1-2014

Posted on 7/26/2018
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.

Building Standard e-newsletter - April 2017

Posted on 7/26/2018
The April 2017 edition of the Building Standard e-newsletter has been released.

BMF Communique August 2017

Posted on 7/26/2018
The Building Ministers Forum have issued a communique.

BMF Communique

Posted on 7/26/2018
The second of three scheduled meetings this year of the Building Ministers’ Forum was held Friday 30 June in Brisbane

AIBS Senate Hearing - Inquiry Into Non-Conforming Building Products

Posted on 7/26/2018
AIBS appeared before Senate Economics Reference Committee Inquiry into Non-conforming building products (NCBP) Wednesday 19 July in Sydney. This third inquiry into NCBP was focussed on the use of external cladding.

AIBS Policy - Building Regulatory Reform in Australia

Posted on 7/26/2018
The AIBS Policy on Building Regulatory Reform in Australia has been a major project of the AIBS Board over the past 5 months and represents a significant achievement in enabling AIBS to lead and influence public debate around building regulatory refo

AIBS continue to lead the way in seeking building regulatory reform

Posted on 7/26/2018
AIBS Vice President Wayne Liddy further outlined the AIBS Policy – Building Regulatory Reform in Australia to a wide group of government and industry leaders at the recent Australian Cladding & Building Standards Summit in Melbourne.

2017 ABCB NCC Seminar Series Webcasts Now Available

Posted on 7/26/2018
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.

VALE Max Croxford

Posted on 7/26/2018
The Australian Institute of Building Surveyors wish to advise of the passing of Mr Max Croxford, a Life Fellow of AIBS and the retired head of the State Government Building Department.

New Regulations: Garden Area and Siting Requirements (Victoria)

Posted on 7/26/2018
New regulations have been issued dated 10 July 2018 regarding Garden Area and Siting Requirements.

AIBS Statement | External Wall Cladding – A Warning for Australia’s Building Industry

Posted on 7/26/2018
Issues arising from external wall cladding are the subject of investigations, insurance claims for rectification works, litigation and a soon to be completed Senate Inquiry in the Federal Parliament.

Building Ministers Forum – Important News Update

Posted on 7/26/2018
The first Building Minister’s Forum (BMF) for the year was held in Melbourne on Thursday 26 April 2018.

AIBS Board Communique June 2018

Posted on 7/26/2018
The quarterly meeting of the Board of AIBS was held on 17 and 18 May 2018 in Brisbane in conjunction with the QLD/NT Conference.

AIBS Professional Development Manager

Posted on 7/26/2018
In 2016, the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors introduced the role of the Technical Manager (TM) to further strengthen the professional staff structure and provide members and the organisation with increased capability in the areas of techni

AIBS Communique - June 2018

Posted on 7/10/2018
AIBS is aware of a recent sudden tightening in the market for Professional Indemnity Insurance (PI) and members with policies now due for renewal may be unable to obtain a new policy without exclusions around external cladding specifically and NCBP g

The Shergold Weir Report

Posted on 5/22/2018
A landmark report that is likely to have a big impact on the future directions of the profession of building surveying was made public by the Building Ministers’ Forum in April 2018.

Notice of the AIBS Annual General Meeting

Posted on 10/19/2017
Notice is hereby given of the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of THE AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SURVEYORS 2017.

AIBS TAS Chapter Awards 2017

Posted on 9/20/2017
AIBS has great pleasure in announcing that the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors TAS Chapter are now inviting nominations for its 2017 Awards.

Update on Non-Conforming Products from Senator Nick Xenophon

Posted on 7/28/2017
Below is the video presentation "Update on Non-Conforming Products" from Senator Nick Xenophon which was presented at the AIBS NSW/ACT Chapter Conference at Dockside Cockle Bay on Tuesday 25 July 2017.

AIBS Member Statement 5 July 2017

Posted on 7/6/2017
In the wake of the Grenfell fire disaster in London, there have been many new developments and commentaries on the building and construction industry here in Australia.

VIC Chapter Awards 2017

Posted on 7/3/2017
AIBS has great pleasure in announcing that the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors VIC Chapter are now inviting nominations for its 2017 Awards.

AIBS Member Statement - London Apartment Fire

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

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.

WA 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

TAS Chapter Awards 2016

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

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.

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.