Posted: 29 January 2019
As you may be aware, there is some change in the air for the Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) scheme. I have stepped in as Registrar of LBPs as Paul Hobbs has been appointed to another building regulatory role as Manager of the Building System Assurance team. I wish Paul all the best and thank him for his contribution to the LBP scheme over the last several years. In addition, we consulted last year on fees and whether stonemasonry should be included in the scheme, and also released the stakeholder assessment report.
On the radar this year is policy and legislative change following the feedback we received from those pieces of work. MBIE hopes to open a consultation in the first quarter of the year, and we will be in touch when that happens so that you can have your say. Please keep an eye out for this – it’s important to make sure your voice is heard.
In this Codewords, our first article covers the different types of LBP licence suspensions. Consumers regularly review the public register, so keeping your history clear of disciplinary or relicensing suspensions is in your best interest.
Our second article completes our quantity surveying-related series. This time, we are taking a look at learning opportunities. Quantity surveying practices go hand-in-hand with estimating, quoting and tendering for work. These are essential business practices to operate a construction company, and getting it right is more important than ever during a period of high industry activity.
Thanks for reading,
Registrar Building Practitioner Licensing