- Leading industry organisation, Master Builders Association NSW (MBA NSW), partners with Standards Australia offering greater access to standards.
- The new access arrangements will benefit small businesses and help improve the quality of building and construction in Australia.
- The standards will be hosted on MBA NSW’s platform - myBIG Building Information Gateway.
- The partnership was welcomed by NSW Building Commissioner, David Chandler OAM.
The MBA NSW platform will host and provide subscriptions to Standard Sets relevant to small businesses, allowing nearly 400,000 Australian businesses in the building and construction industry greater access to standards.
The Standards Sets include:
- 14 small business trade sets
- NCC primary standards sets
- Essentials / starter standard sets
Standard Sets include a collection of standards relevant to industry. Offering real value, supporting a competitive pricing model, and facilitating better discoverability.
The platform provides subscription option to standards, an ever-expanding library of technical resources and an online store. Some of the sets will also provide historical versions of standards.
This exciting new information infrastructure may assist in increasing quality construction in Australian building and construction industry.
“This agreement allows us to widen access to standards throughout the entire construction industry. Master Builders will promote and deliver benefits for our members and industry professionals across the country. Most of the construction industry in Australia is made up of small to medium businesses, and we have worked with Standards Australia to provide solutions for them that suit”, says Master Builders Association of NSW Executive Director Brian Seidler.
“The myBIG platform has been specifically designed by industry technical experts. It uses enterprise-level cloud hosting and storage solutions to ensure we meet the online needs of industry when searching for and purchasing standards and other technical information”, Mr Seidler stated.
The partnership has been welcomed by NSW Building Commissioner David Chandler OAM.
“Standards should be part of everyone’s toolkit, if you’re not referencing them then you’re simply making it up. Well done to the MBA NSW and Standards Australia for rethinking how we get this critical information into the hands of every builder across our industry”, said Mr Chandler.
“This agreement will positively impact outcomes for the residential building industry” says Mick Banks from Banksia Building in Western NSW.
“Standards Australia strives to consistently increase access to standards, especially when it comes to small businesses. This partnership puts us in good stead, helping us reach the building industry and support them with their ever-changing needs through an innovative system. We’re looking forward to working with MBA NSW, strengthening our relationship and standards offering over time,” said Mr Daniel Chidgey, Head of Commercial Partnerships, Standards Australia.
Industry participants looking to access standards can do so at the following link: www.mybig.com.au