For this month’s Tech Talk I’m zooming out from the details and looking at changes in the laws that govern who can provide technical advice and how it is communicated. Fundamentally this is great news for fabricators and will further highlight the value we add by solving problems and managing risk before the framing is even on site.

From July 1 next year, Victoria and NSW will join Queensland in requiring engineers to be registered if they are to perform work for those states. Major stakeholders like Engineers Australia are pushing hard for this to be expanded to the remaining states, and with compulsory registration now inked into law up and down the East Coast it’s not hard to see the remaining dominos toppling in the next few years.

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