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Member Alert - Glass Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement

Posted on 14/07/2022
AIBS is aware that an increasing number of Australian suppliers have been actively promoting glass fibre reinforced polymer rods as tensile reinforcement for reinforced concrete structures.

AIBS 2022 NCC Symposium

Posted on 28/06/2022

AIBS Statement Regarding the Victorian Building Authority (VBA)

Posted on 16/06/2022
Please find attached a statement from AIBS regarding the Victorian Building Authority (VBA).

The Professional Standards Scheme – How This Relates to Levels of Professional Indemnity Insurance

Posted on 9/06/2022
Please find below important Member Information regarding The Professional Standards Scheme – How This Relates to Levels of Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Vale Robert Karkut

Posted on 26/05/2022
Please see attached Member Statement. Vale Robert Karkut.

General Meeting 2022 - 16 June 2022

Posted on 23/05/2022
NOTICE is hereby given that a GENERAL MEETING of THE AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SURVEYORS will be held at 4:45pm (ACST) on Thursday 16 June 2022.

AIBS Board Communique

Posted on 17/05/2022
Please find an AIBS Board Communique from President Troy Olds on behalf of the AIBS Board containing important updates and information for members.

Member Alert – Interconnection of Smoke Alarms

Posted on 16/05/2022
AIBS in conjunction with the Master Electricians Association has developed information...

Developer Review Panel - QLD

Posted on 11/05/2022
You may have seen the recent Department of Energy and Public Works Newsflash 599 regarding the Developer Review Panel work plan.

NCC 2022 Preview Draft Released

Posted on 10/05/2022
The ABCB have published the preview edition of all three volumes of NCC 2022 together with the Housing Provisions and a combined Volume Two and Housing Provisions document.

Celebrating 60 Years Member Communique

Posted on 22/03/2022
This year marks the 60th anniversary of AIBS, our professional organisation.

AIBS is a Member of Standards Australia

Posted on 8/03/2022
On Monday 7th March 2022, AIBS officially signed on as a Member of Standards Australia.

QBCC Media Statement - Online Resources Available to Help Flood Recovery

Posted on 4/03/2022
In light of the recent extreme weather and flood experienced in many areas of Queensland, AIBS wishes to bring our members attention to the Media Statement from the QBCC regarding the online resources available to help homeowners rebuild and

Member Alert - Adverse Implications of VBA Industry Alert

Posted on 18/02/2022
The Victorian Building Authority has issued an Industry Alert about concrete cladding panel products which contain expanded polystyrene beads.

Product Safety Recall - VidaXL Swimming Pool

Posted on 16/02/2022
Product Safety Australia has notified the public that HB Commerce Pty Ltd have recalled vidaXL Swimming Pool with Steel Frame products from the Australian market.

Review of Guidelines Made Under the Building Act 1975 - QLD

Posted on 11/02/2022
Following the commencement of the Building Regulation 2021 on 1 September 2021, the Department of Energy and Public Works are inviting comments on draft guidelines to be made under the Building Act 1975.

AIBS Recognition in South Australia – Update

Posted on 1/02/2022
Further to our Member Statement of 9 November 2022, we are disappointed to confirm that efforts taken by AIBS to secure the reinstatement of the National Accreditation Scheme with the South Australian Accreditation Authority on an amicable basis have

Vale John (Brian) Groves

Posted on 1/02/2022
AIBS is saddened to advise of the recent passing of Life Fellow John (Brian) Groves.

Mandatory Independent Third Party Review

Posted on 28/01/2022
​An important announcement in response to the NT government’s adoption of mandatory third party review processes can be found below.

AIBS President End of Year Message

Posted on 16/12/2021
I’m absolutely delighted that 2021 is almost over. And from what members are saying, the year has been challenging and at times chaotic for many of you, so at least I don’t feel alone

Building Confidence Report (BCR) Model Guidance Publication

Posted on 13/12/2021
Last Friday, the ABCB published all model guidance documents and associated material prepared in response to the Building Confidence Report (BCR) and as directed by Building Ministers.

Annual General Meeting 2021

Posted on 25/10/2021
NOTICE is hereby given that the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of THE AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SURVEYORS will be held at 3:00pm (AEDT) on Thursday 18 November 2021. The event will be held virtually.

Building Regulations 2021 – Consultation Process Failure QLD

Posted on 6/09/2021
On 9 March 2020, AIBS met with key members of the Housing and Public Works Policy Team to discuss work that had commenced on a ‘Building Regulation Review’ project.

AIBS Professional Standards Scheme Commencement in Victoria

Posted on 6/09/2021
The Board of AIBS is proud to announce the commencement of the AIBS Professional Standards Scheme (PSS) for Building Surveyors in Victoria on 1st September 2021.

Continued Reduction in CPD Points

Posted on 6/09/2021
Given the ongoing disruption and restrictions in various jurisdictions due to COVID-19, at their Board meeting held on 12 August 2021, a continued reduction in CPD points was approved to assist members during this challenging period.