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November 2022

Registration of Engineers in NSW Engineers Australia NSW Reforming Building Laws Submission

This document provides Engineers Australia’s feedback to the proposed Building Bill 2022, specifically in relation to the registration of professional engineers. This should be read in conjunction with Engineers Australia’s NSW Reforming Building Laws submission and The issue with insurance requirements for engineers submission.

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November 2022

The issue with insurance requirements for engineers Engineers Australia submission – NSW Reforming Building Laws

This paper clarifies the reasons why Engineers Australia does not support some of the existing provisions in the Design and Building Practitioners Act, proposed provisions in the Building Bill, and suggests an alternative way forward for the NSW Government.

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Engineers Australia | November 2022

Engineers Australia NSW Reforming Building Laws Submission

This submission outlines that Engineers Australia does not support moving the registration of professional engineers in NSW to a Building Bill. Engineers Australia strongly advocates for a stand-alone Professional Engineers Act.

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Engineers Australia | October 2022

Building Legislation Amendment (Building Classes) Regulation 2022

This submission is informed by the feedback and advice on the draft regulations provided by Engineers Australia’s NSW-based members. Engineers Australia is a positive contributor to the work of the NSW Government to implement the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (DBPA).

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Engineers Australia | October 2022

Fire Safety Regulation 2022

This submission is informed by the feedback and advice on the draft regulations provided by Engineers Australia’s NSW-based members. Engineers Australia supports the NSW government’s initiative to add more rigour into the design, certification, and maintenance processes for fire safety provisions in buildings in NSW. 

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Engineers Australia | April 2022

Engineers Australia submission: Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations

Engineers Australia responds to the update of the Australian Bureau of Statistics classification of occupations and recommends a future review considers adding a unit group under 233 ‘Engineering Professionals’ for ‘Construction Engineers’.

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Engineers Australia | April 2022

Changes to building energy efficiency provisions in Northern Territory

Read our submission which supports the adoption of National Construction Code (NCC) 2019 Section J into the future design and construction process.
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Engineers Australia | March 2022

Enhancing productivity in infrastructure delivery

This document provides recommendations for implementation by Australian governments, in collaboration with industry and academia, to increase productivity in the infrastructure sector and to determine how engineers can best contribute to these aspirations. 

Inquiry into apartment design standards Victoria
Engineers Australia | February 2022

Inquiry into apartment design standards in Victoria

Engineers Australia recommends a government-led review into apartment design, construction, and maintenance in Victoria, including consideration of the whole of life building cycle, consultation with experts and collection of data on liveability.

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Engineers Australia | November 2021

Construction engineer learning and development guide

A guide to engineering competency in the construction sector. Developed by Engineers Australia and the Australian Constructors Association. 

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Engineers Australia | October 2021

Proposed energy efficiency updates to the National Construction Code

Engineers Australia's submission to the Australian Building Codes Board on the proposed energy efficiency updates to be incorporated in the 2022 edition of the National Construction Code (NCC).

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Engineers Australia | August 2021

Further Inquiry into the Regulation of Building Standards

Submission to the NSW Parliament Public Accountability Committee. 

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Engineers Australia | July 2021

Guide for design practitioners and engineers

This guide covers contract terms, professional indemnity insurance and the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW). 

Submission to draft medium density residential housing code Western Australia
Engineers Australia | April 2021

Proposed amendments to the Residential Design Codes: Medium Density Housing

This submission to the WA Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage provides comment focused on how the Code addresses the four elements of design rather than detailed review. 

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Engineers Australia | April 2021

Building Queensland: Debt Reduction and Savings Bill 2021

Engineers Australia submission to the Debt Reduction and Savings Bill 2021 which looked to abolish Building Queensland (BQ) and the BQ board; and integrate BQ’s staff, assets, records, resources and liabilities into the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning.

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Engineers Australia | April 2021

Brisbane City Council: Green Bridges - Toowong to West End and St Lucia to West End

Engineers Australia supports Council’s initiative to invest in more active transport infrastructure, including the Green Bridges Program and encourages Council to broaden the program where possible to include planning for a network of Green Bridges that service inner city movements

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Engineers Australia | April 2021

Building Reform Consultation: Third Party Reviews

This letter is a submission for the Northern Territory Government’s request for feedback to develop priority reforms that consider Compulsory Third-Party Review in Structural Design.

Engineers Australia | May 2020

Building confidence: how to use engineers to improve building and construction

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