How to find cancellations

In this video, Michael Chesterman demonstrates how to find QBCC licensees with cancellations in the last 14 days, specifically, how to view the reasons for cancellation and the full contractor’s history.

QBCC regulation of the industry

In Michael Chesterman’s article entitled QBCC regulation of the construction industry. Strategies and initiatives., the below infographic was shared to reflect compliance and enforcement information gathered from four separate QBCC sources.

Licences and permits

Queensland has one of the highest obligations throughout the world for the attainment of licenses and permits to operate in the construction industry.

In an article by Michael Chesterman entitled Would you like to work for free in 2020?, the below infographic was shared to represent over 90,000 individuals and companies that are licensed by the QBCC and this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Helix Insight

SOP challenges for Developers

‘Back to basics’ adjudication for an economy in hibernation

Licensing can assist contractors survive this recession

Good news. Regulation of the construction industry may be modified to recognise COVID-19 crisis

Further Recommended Resources

Access further details about the Laing O’Rourke Case Study here:

Laing O’Rourke licence suspension. Lessons Learnt by Michael Chesterman

Building watchdog QBCC suspends construction giant Laing O’Rourke’s licence

Laing O’Rourke appeals suspension

Laing O’Rourke Wins Reprieve After Licence Suspension

Laing O’Rourke Press Release

Laing O’Rourke forced into reporting regime to keep building in Queensland

Building giant gets licence back from construction watchdog

Access details of suspensions and cancellations by the QBCC in the last 14 days here:

Click here to access the QBCC search tool online

Brisbane Times article dated 2 June 2020

Lendlease Engineering has building licence suspended by QBCC

The Courier Mail article dated 28 May 2020

Hundreds of builders in watchdog’s firing line

The Courier Mail article dated 21 July 2020

Liquidators say Bulkbuild managing director Digen Hur faces being sued and losing his home

Australian Financial Review article dated 9 February 2020

Daniel Grollo’s Queensland building licence cancelled

Legislation and Regulation

Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991

Queensland Building and Construction Commission (Minimum Financial Requirements) Regulation 2018

Minimum Financial Requirements effective 9 October 2015

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