Builder Registration in Victoria - A Sign of Things to Come?

Jim Georgiou, Peter Love, Jim Smith

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Abstract

Builders have a long history of a public perception of poor image and low quality products. Political and
administrative demands for builder registration and tighter control of entry into the industry have been seen
to be the solution to these problems. However, progress towards registration and control has proved elusive.
Recently, the state of Victoria in Australia introduced mandatory builder registration under its Building
Control Act 1993. Further reform for the housing industry was introduced in 1996 through the Domestic
Building Contracts and Tribunal Act 1995. As the first legislation of its kind in Australia, the Victorian
experience provides a case study for similar developments elsewhere. This paper reviews the history of
builder registration in Victoria and identifies the major provisions of the 1995 Act, including the
organisations established to regulate and supervise the implementation of the legislation. The perceived
drawbacks and benefits of the new system are also analysed in the short period since the introduction of the
legislation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConstruction Industry Development in The New Millennium
Subtitle of host publication2nd International Conference on Construction Industry Development, and 1st Conference of CIB TG 29 on Construction in Developing Countries
EditorsGeorge Ofori
Place of PublicationRotterdam
PublisherInternational Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB)
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventThe 1st Conference of CIB TG29 on Construction in Developing Countries: Construction Industry Development in the New Millennium - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 27 Oct 199929 Oct 1999
Conference number: 1st

Conference

ConferenceThe 1st Conference of CIB TG29 on Construction in Developing Countries
Abbreviated titleCIB TG29
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period27/10/9929/10/99
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Georgiou, J., Love, P., & Smith, J. (1999). Builder Registration in Victoria - A Sign of Things to Come? In G. Ofori (Ed.), Construction Industry Development in The New Millennium : 2nd International Conference on Construction Industry Development, and 1st Conference of CIB TG 29 on Construction in Developing Countries Rotterdam: International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) .
Georgiou, Jim ; Love, Peter ; Smith, Jim. / Builder Registration in Victoria - A Sign of Things to Come?. Construction Industry Development in The New Millennium : 2nd International Conference on Construction Industry Development, and 1st Conference of CIB TG 29 on Construction in Developing Countries. editor / George Ofori. Rotterdam : International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) , 1999.
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Georgiou, J, Love, P & Smith, J 1999, Builder Registration in Victoria - A Sign of Things to Come? in G Ofori (ed.), Construction Industry Development in The New Millennium : 2nd International Conference on Construction Industry Development, and 1st Conference of CIB TG 29 on Construction in Developing Countries. International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) , Rotterdam, The 1st Conference of CIB TG29 on Construction in Developing Countries, Singapore, Singapore, 27/10/99.

Builder Registration in Victoria - A Sign of Things to Come? / Georgiou, Jim; Love, Peter; Smith, Jim.

Construction Industry Development in The New Millennium : 2nd International Conference on Construction Industry Development, and 1st Conference of CIB TG 29 on Construction in Developing Countries. ed. / George Ofori. Rotterdam : International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) , 1999.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionResearchpeer-review

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Georgiou J, Love P, Smith J. Builder Registration in Victoria - A Sign of Things to Come? In Ofori G, editor, Construction Industry Development in The New Millennium : 2nd International Conference on Construction Industry Development, and 1st Conference of CIB TG 29 on Construction in Developing Countries. Rotterdam: International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) . 1999