In November 2021, NSW Fair Trading began audits on the work of registered Design Practitioners and Building Practitioners and their compliance with the Design and Building Practitioners (DBP) Act.
Australia is a country of extremes that can challenge us and impact our everyday lives in so many different ways. Two years ago, we were coming out of one of the worst bushfire seasons in many years, followed by floods and hail storms and then a global pandemic.
2021 has bought about a lot of changes to not only our everyday lives but also to the building industry.
Specifically, to Class 2 buildings like domestic apartment buildings or buildings containing two or more sole-occupancy units where people live above, beside, or below each other. Also including single-storey attached dwellings with a common space below, such as a carpark.
The changes are starting with class 2 buildings. Class 2 buildings are the highest priority right now, but the NSW Government will expand the reforms to other classes of construction in the future.
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A key to have projects run smoothly and addressing client’s expectations is good time and cost management. Here are six project time management steps for you to consider.
Define Activities - What actions need to be performed to deliver the project? By setting all of these steps out in a Work Breakdown Structure you’ll be able to identify all the different work packages and list the activities needed within each of these.
A good WBS encompasses requirements leading to hand over of a project and can be used as the basis for detailed costing and scheduling. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to creating a WBS site specific projects. However, there are eight general means of divisions that can be used, depending upon the needs of your project.
1. Trade or Sub-Contractor (Labour)- splitting the project up into the various trades required for the project, e.g. excavator, plumber, concreter, carpenter.
Scheduling tasks and resources for the smooth running of a project, can be an arduous job even on the smallest of sites. Having a program detailing basic timelines is an excellent tool to have at your disposal. One simple benefit is to flag milestones as a reminder for statutory inspections. Below are some points for consideration.
Preparing a Project Program
At times meetings can be a significant waste of resources. However, if prepared for properly they can be a brilliant tool for sharing important information for the progress of the project. A great meeting is one that engaging for the participants and has an efficient process for the exchange of ideas
Here are six questions to think about when you’re planning a meeting.
Should I Hold an Informal Meeting?