Quality Management

We take pride in quality management, ensuring remedial and construction procedures are performed in compliance with plans and specifications under the contract. Our quality management structure that enables the delivery of our products and services to be controlled and managed to meet specific requirements consistently.

Some of these include:

  • Performing and documenting field inspections
  • Preparing daily Quality Control Reports.
  • Scheduling, reviewing, certifying, and managing project submittals.
  • Maintaining the Submittal Register.
  • Providing coordination of required quality control testing, reviewing results, and submitting.
  • Coordinating, documenting, and tracking preparatory, initial, and follow-up inspections.

 

  Building Code of Australia 

The National Construction Code (NCC) of Australia provides the minimum necessary requirements for safety and health; amenity and accessibility, and sustainability in the design, construction, performance and livability of new buildings (and new building work in existing buildings) throughout Australia. It is a uniform set of technical provisions for building work and plumbing and drainage installations throughout Australia whilst allowing for variations in climate and geological or geographic conditions.

The NCC is an initiative of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) developed to incorporate all on-site construction requirements into a single code. The NCC is comprised of the Building Code of Australia (BCA), Volume One and Two; and the Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA), Volume Three.

 

The Building code of Australia - Western Australia sets the requirement for complying with the code for undertaking building work or doing work in the building industry in Western Australia.

The Code covers the technical details and minimum standards of design and construction of buildings and other structures in relation to:

  • structure
  • fire resistance
  • access and exits
  • services and equipment
  • energy efficiency
  • health and amenities

It covers standards for builders with and without a builder's permit. Please note that the Code is reviewed and amended each year.

 

 Using Products that Conform to Australian Standards

With the thousands of building products manufactured both in Australia and overseas, it can be difficult to know whether or not a building product or material will perform as required and will comply and/or conform with the NCC, standards and Australian laws.

There are a range of methods and schemes that can be used to test and prove that a building product or material is genuine and will do what it is made to do.

There are six (6) different types of substantiation or evidence that can be used to verify that a product conforms and complies with the NCC:

  1. Certificate of Conformity by CodeMark or WaterMark
  2. Certificate of Accreditation from a State or Territory Accreditation authority
  3. Certificate from an appropriately qualified person such as an engineer
  4. Certificate from a product certification body accredited by JAS-ANZ
  5. Report registered by a registered testing authority
  6. Other documentary evidence 

For detailed information about compliance and conformity assessment, please refer to the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council Guide to Procurement of Construction Products.

Further information

The Housing Industry Association also has a number of information sheets that provide further detail about ensuring a product is fit for purpose.

NATSPEC has developed a National Construction Product Register of products which have evidence of conformity to relevant Australian and international standards.

Source: Australia Building Code