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The Design and Building Practitioners (DBP) Act and Regulations impose multiple new obligations on design practitioners. To ensure our members are across the requirements and the implications these entail, we strongly encourage all designers practicing in NSW to familiarise themselves with the information and resources curated here.

Individually, BDAA and ABSA represent, support, educate and advocate for the top professionals in their respective industries. Together, we’re unbeatable. Join us as we promote, perform and perfect the art and science of sustainable building across Australia.

In the fields of building design and thermal performance assessor, accreditation is required in many regions and recommended everywhere. Both BDAA and ABSA offer accreditation to help advance and enhance the careers of their members.

Both BDAA and ABSA offer formal and informal online webinars covering a myriad of current topics relevant to the building industry and the Australian built environment. These dynamic, richly educational sessions are sure to enhance your professional knowledge base, furthering and inspiring your work.

Technical Support is a free service for all accredited Assessors who have a quick question, encounter situations you have not come across before, need clarification on how to apply the NatHERS Tech note or BASIX, or, for new Assessors to attain a quick check of a rating before Certification.

Now you can read the latest industry news from the privacy of your home or office. Stay in touch and up to date, to the latest news in the Australian built environment.

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During this challenging period, it’s more important than ever that we provide members with a private platform to meet, communicate and connect around shared professional interests. This is the place, located safely online, to share knowledge, seek support, network, and learn.

Beyond the BDAA open forum community, you will have the opportunity to join any number of specialised community groups that reflect your chapter, building design specialties, thermal performance assessor skills, geographic areas, and general areas of interests.

In this exciting online community where you can collaborate with other members, share articles, post questions and engage in meaningful discussions. We encourage you to find a conversation or topic of interest and join in the dialogue.

 

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Upcoming Events

The BDAA is planning a calendar filled with exciting, educational events for 2022. Our new event itinerary features a combination of Formal CPD and Informal CPD programs, plus a vast selection of paid and free events.

Check back here frequently for additions and updates to our quickly evolving events page; to request events, please write to media@bdaa.com.au. We welcome your ideas and participation here in the Building Designers Association of Australia.

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ASBEC Newsletter – Issue 123 | 5 August 2022

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Construction Sector Seeks Price Flexibility to Curb Losses

The industry is facing a ‘hyper-escalation’ of critical input costs, sparking calls for the federal government to implement a price-adjustment...
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World’s Tallest Timber Hotel to Open in Adelaide in 2024

Veteran developer Barrie Harrop’s Thrive Construct will build the world’s tallest timber hotel in the Adelaide city centre, and a...
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Why Building Cost Inflation is Set to Ease From Next Year: Report

Surging construction cost inflation that is making projects unviable and causing developers to shelve them will ease next year as...
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Petrol, Construction Costs Push Inflation up to a ‘Confronting’ 6.1 Per Cent

Inflation across Australia has increased to 6.1 per cent through the past 12 months as high construction and petrol prices...
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Amendment to Victorian Building Planning Scheme Lodged to Further Sustainability

Twenty-four Victorian local governments have lodged a planning scheme amendment with the State Government, to further sustainability requirements for new...
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David Chandler Resigns – But Big Questions Remain

NSW building commissioner David Chandler OAM has shocked the building and construction industry by tendering his resignation on Monday, leading...
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First Look: New Social Housing Announced on Brisbane’s Southside

Housing Minister Leeanne Enoch has announced a new purpose-built Brisbane accommodation precinct for a group of vulnerable Queenslanders experiencing or...
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Plan to Quadruple Size of Tassie Residential Estate Revealed

More than 10ha of land formerly used to stable harness racing horses would become a vastly expanded residential estate, with...
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Building Inspectors Pressured to Avoid Finding Faults

Building inspectors working for the state construction watchdog say they are being pressured not to complete thorough inspections and to...
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Allowing Denser City Builds Could Ease Housing Cost Problem, Research Shows

The broad scale relaxation of planning rules leads to a significant increase in housing supply, new research into New Zealand...
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Government Sparks Fresh Battle After Scrapping Building Watchdog’s ‘Ridiculous’ Powers

The federal government has moved to gut the controversial construction industry watchdog of its powers this week in a decision...
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‘Chaos’: Qld Construction Companies Nervous as Watchdog Muzzled

Queensland building companies are nervous about increased union activity, with the Federal Government to strip the construction watchdog of powers....
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Snap Decision Sparks Claims of Building Site ‘Lawlessness’

An Albanese government decision has sent shockwaves through the building industry, with one figure warning of an explosion of union...
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Most Canberrans Support Property Developer Licenses

A new survey of Canberrans has found most support the introduction of a licensing scheme for property developers in the...
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Backlash as ALP Neuters Building Watchdog

Labor’s plan to immediately cut the powers of the Australian Building and Construction Commission has ignited the first major backlash...
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Editorial: PM, Burke Risk Credibility Ditching Building Watchdog

A high inflationary environment is the worst time to gut the ABCC.   Read the full article here
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How New Plans May ‘Reshape’ Prime CBD Riverside Precinct

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ACIF – Cautiously Optimistic Regarding Planned Jobs & Skills Summit

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ACIF – NSW and Queensland Budgets Released

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ACIF – Let’s Use the Current Circumstances as an Opportunity

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ACIF Assessing New Government’s Plans for the Industry

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ACIF Forecasts Release and Briefing Tomorrow

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ASBEC Newsletter – Issue 119 | 1 April 2022

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ACIF – The Federal Budget and the Construction Industry

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ACIF – Industry Keen to Assist with Flooding Recovery

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ACIF – Welcomes the Community Housing Industry Association

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ACIF – Thriving Construction Industry Brings Opportunities and Challenges

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Building Work Hits a Wall as Material Costs Soar

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Improved Building Regulation Will ensure $4.3 Billion Net Benefits

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