Construction Law

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Thursday, 24 September 2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM


Webinar , Online CIA


Following on from the Opal Tower and Mascot Tower issues in Sydney, and the general reform being undertaken in the NSW building industry, two important Acts introduced during 2020 will have significant impacts to the construction industry, not just in the state but around the country.

This webinar will be presented by Ms Lucy Hancock, who is a Senior Associate in Building, Construction and Infrastructure with the law firm Mills Oakley. Lucy will take our delegates through the new Acts and break down how they will apply. The two new pieces of legislation that come into force in 2020 are:

  • Design and Building Practitioners Act, and
  • Residential Apartment Buildings (Compliance & Enforcement Powers) Act:

This is a webinar that will be of interest to all engineers and practitioners in the concrete construction industry around the country.


CIA Members $33.00 CIA Student Members $22.00 CIA Retired Members $22.00 Non Members $55.00


Ms. Lucy Hancock
Senior Associate | Building, Construction & Infrastructure - Mills Oakley


Design and Building Practitioners Act

The Act introduces other changes that come into effect from 1 July 2021 such as regulated designs for building elements (including fire, waterproofing, structural and services) and for performance solutions, as well as establishing a registration for design professionals (such as engineers) to be duly registered and adeqautely insured, and to provide declarations that their designs comply with the building code.

Residential Apartment Buildings (Compliance & Enforcement Powers) Act: 

The Act provides the Department of Customer Service with powers to manage building developments during the construction phase. The Act will limit defective buldings being on-sold to consumers and therefore limit the probelms that would  otherwise be inherited by apartment owners.


The webinar will run from 2.00pm to 3.00pm and is based on NSW time (Australian Eastern Standard Time).

Delegates will be emailed login details and a password for this webinar prior to the event.

Times for all States:

NSW/VIC/QLD/TAS/ACT 2.00pm to 3.00pm
SA/NT 1.30pm to 2.30pm
WA  12.00pm to 1.00pm

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