Building Product Compliance

Building Product Compliance

Building Product Compliance

2 Formal CPD PointsAvailable on demand


This seminar will explore how to be sure that the building products you specify for a project are compliant and how to reduce your risk when choosing products that they may not be fit for purpose.

Kristin Brookfield from the HIA will discuss the APCC Procurement of Construction Products: A Guide to Achieving Compliance and offer guidance on how to determine whether a building product is suitable to use. 



This presentation is equivalent to 2 hours/points of formal CPD and will deliver outcomes related to the following Competencies from the National Standard of Competency for Architects:

2015 Competencies
Design: Schematic Design
4.6  Investigation and integration of appropriate material selection for the project design.

Documentation: Detailed Design 
5.5 Integration of materials and components based upon an understanding of their physical properties. 

Documentation: Documentation
6.5 Nomination of quality and performance standards with regard to selected materials, finishes, fittings components and systems.

Project Delivery: Construction Stage 
8.8 Ensure that warranties, schedules, as built documentation, certificates, approvals and other project information are completed and handed to the client and relevant authorities as required under the contract.

2021 Competencies

Detailed Design and Construction Documentation

PC 39 Be able to integrate the material selection, structural and construction systems established in the conceptual design into the detailed design and documentation. 

PC 45 Be able to nominate and integrate quality and performance standards with regard to selected materials, finishes, fittings, components and systems, considering the impact on Country and the environment, and the whole life carbon impact of the project. This includes integrating life cycle assessments and other expertise and advice.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this session participants should be able to:

  • Define the terms non-conforming building product and non-complying building product
  • Identify an appropriate methodology to select the type of evidence required for various building products based on their risk
  • Identify the different types of evidence that can be provided to a building surveyor for a building product
  • Understand how to check whether a certificate of product conformance is valid and relevant




    Kristin has over 20 years’ experience in planning, building and environmental regulation. Kristin has been with the Housing Industry Association (HIA) for 12 years and is currently the Senior Executive Director Building, Development and Environment. Kristin works closely with all levels of government including the ABCB and Commonwealth agencies associated with planning and building. Kristin also oversees HIA’s involvement with Standards Australia and coordinates HIA’s National Technical Committee.




    Brett Hyland has worked for the past 25 years with NATA, which is the national authority for the accreditation of testing laboratories. He is currently the Sector Manager for NATA’s Infrastructure area, which includes responsibility for technical policy relating to the testing of building products.

    Brett holds BSc(Hons) and GDipEng qualifications and he serves on a number of Standards Australia and other industry committees which relate to building products






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