Industry Reports

Letter from BPIC to Ben-Morton MP on COVID-19-Building-Supply-Chain-Security

APCC Guide

Gain confidence that your building products comply

The Procurement of Construction Products - A Guide to achieving compliance, written by the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council, will assist in your understanding and procurement of high-risk building products, including why 3rd party product certification should come from a JAS-ANZ accredited organisation.

Building Confidence

Understand the severity of the problem

Professor Shergold and Ms Weir made 24 recommendations to the Building Minister's Forum in their report, "Building Confidence - Improving the effectiveness of compliance and enforcement systems for the building and construction industry across Australia.

Strategies to minimize the risks

The issue of non-conforming building products, whether domestically manufactured or imported, is an important and complex challenge of national significance. It can have life safety, health, economic, legal and social consequences.

BPIC Construction Products Conformance Guide

This guide will help Industry Associations that represent building product manufacturers, suppliers and installers to advise their constituents about how to manage product conformance data under new minimum necessary Non-conforming Building Product - Chain of Responsibility legislation requirements and new National Construction Code requirements. 

A Guide to managing product substitution

This guide will help designers, contractors, clients, building certifiers and building owners to
manage product substitution (using building products other than those originally specified or
requested). It provides an easy 3-step control process for managing the possible risks.
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Gaps and weaknesses in the building and construction conformance framework

Local producers conforming with relevant standards and regulations can be at a competitive disadvantage when the price at which competing product is sold reflects lower levels of attention to the quality that is required under Australia's conformance framework.

QLD Building & Construction Legislation (Non-conforming Building Products - Chain of Responsibility and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2017

to regulate building products to ensure -
(i) the safety of consumers and the public generally; and
(ii) persons involved in the production, supply or installation of building products are held responsible for the safety of the products and their use.

A Guide to Australian Building Product Conformity

Independent 'third-party' certification is recommended for products which have a high risk of failure, or where the consequences of failure are likely to be significant.

The Senate

Economics Reference Committee

Non-conforming building products: the need for a coherent and robust regulatory regime
(December 2018)
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Building confidence report

  Shergold Weir Implementation Plan

  The implementation plan for the recommendations of the Shergold Weir Report 
was released 20 May 2019.