Kevin Newhouse has played a pivotal role over the past two decades in not only the development and review of hundreds of Australian Standards, but also in establishing the minimum necessary NCC requirements for safety and health, amenity and accessibility, and sustainability for buildings throughout Australia. He has demonstrated outstanding leadership and high levels of engagement with Governments, industry, and the community while delivering these outcomes.
In particular, Kevin has provided invaluable knowledge and support during the development of documents for NCC purposes, which references over 140 individual Australian Standards relating to building, construction and plumbing matters. For over 20 years, he has demonstrated an unyielding commitment to uphold the consensus spirit of standards development and has been involved in the delivery of many standards development projects in the area of building and construction, access and mobility, plumbing and drainage, for which the entire Australian community has benefited.
Kevin was also heavily involved in the smooth transition of WaterMark from Standards Australia to the ABCB, including the processes associated with recognition of Australian Testing Standards for plumbing products prior to their conversion to WaterMark Technical Specifications.
Additionally, Kevin has been actively involved in a number of very high profile standards, including AS 3959, Construction in bushfire prone areas and AS 1428.1, Access for people with a disability. He has helped produce documents suitable for regulatory application while achieving adequate levels of health, safety and amenity for occupants.
It is this incredible breadth of experience and knowledge, tireless dedication and commitment to excellence which has seen Kevin become one of the most respected contributors in Australia to building and plumbing regulation.