BPIC serves as one of the first points of contact for politicians, policy makers and the media requiring advice and information about matters that relate to the building products manufacturing industry in Australia. We are a product neutral organisation that supports all materials equally while advocating for a level competitive playing field. As such, we are widely respected as being commercially impartial, and for focusing on issues that affect the whole building products sector.
2021 – June
BPIC submits a response to the National Building Product Assurance Framework consultation.
2021 – May
BPIC submits a response to the Building Manual consultation.
2020 – June
BPIC urges the Federal Government to implement Building Product Conformity Requirements so the HomeBuilder grant scheme doesn’t become another failed economic stimulus package like those rolled out during the Global Financial Crisis.
2020 – May
BPIC contributes to a joint ministerial letter to the WA Building Minister requesting review/rescindment of 12 month deferral decision regarding NCC 2019.
2020 – April
BPIC writes to Federal industry and foreign affairs Ministers to ensure that COVID-19 economic recovery efforts create a level playing field for all building product suppliers by properly enforcing WTO Technical Barriers to Trade rules.
BPIC writes to Federal, State and Territory Ministers to ensure that COVID-19 economic recovery efforts include measures to stimulate the domestic and small commercial construction sector.
BPIC writes to Federal, State and Territory Ministers to seek the imposition of both a moratorium on the withdrawal of ‘Trade Credit’ insurance by underwriters, and a moratorium on ‘Liquidated Damages’ provisions within construction contracts during the COVID-19 crisis.
2019 – July
BPIC makes a submission to the Inquiry into the Regulation of Building Standards, Building Quality and Building Disputes by the NSW Legislative Council – Public Accountability Committee.
BPIC submits a response to the NSW Building Stronger Foundations consultation.
2018 – July
BPIC makes a submission to the Permanent Labelling System for ACP Products consultation by the Building Ministers Forum – Senior Officers’ Group (BMF-SOG).
2018 – February
BPIC facilitates a Building Regulatory Reform Summit and publishes an industry White Paper titled: “Rebuilding Confidence: An Action Plan for Building Regulatory Reform”
2017 – December
BPIC submits a response to the BMF Expert Assessment Consultancy into the effectiveness of building compliance and enforcement systems.
2017 – November
BPIC proposes amendments to the NSW Building Product (Safety) Bill 2017, which were introduced into the NSW Parliament on November 22, 2017 by Yasmin Catley the Shadow Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation.
BPIC calls on Minister Kean to Reinstate Deleted Clauses from NSW Building Product (Safety) Bill 2017
2017 – July
BPIC draws on its industry expertise to advise the Victorian Cladding Taskforce on a broad range of audit considerations.
BPIC draws on its industry expertise to advise the Queensland Building and Construction Commission on a broad range of cladding audit considerations.
BPIC makes a third submission to the Senate Economics Reference Committee – Non-Conforming Building Products Inquiry.
2017 – June
BPIC submits a response to the Queensland Public Works and Utilities Committee supporting and recommending improvements to the Building and Construction Legislation (Non-conforming Building Products – Chain of Responsibility and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 2017.
2017 – March
BPIC submits a response to the Inquiry into the Commonwealth Procurement Framework.
2017 – February
BPIC submits a response to the Queensland Building Plan Consultation.
2016 – November
BPIC makes a second submission to the Senate Economics Reference Committee – Non-Conforming Building Products Inquiry.
2016 – July
BPIC submits an Industry Position Paper to the Australian Building Codes Board to inform the NCC Evidence of Suitability (A2) Review.
2016 – July
BPIC’s submission to the Northern Territory: Deemed-to-Comply Manual Review that argues for retaining the manual.
2016 – April
BPIC makes a detailed response to the Building Ministers’ Forum Senior Officers’ Group Report: Strategies to Address Risks Related to Non-Conforming Building Products.
2015 – October
BPIC makes a submission to the Senate Economics Reference Committee – Non-Conforming Building Products Inquiry.