Standards Australia, Master Builders partner up

Friday, 26 November, 2021

Standards Australia, Master Builders partner up

Master Builders Association NSW (MBA NSW) has partnered with Standards Australia to offer greater access to standards.

The new access arrangements are designed to 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 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 standard 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 a 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 new information infrastructure may assist in increasing quality construction in the 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,” said 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.”

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,” Chandler said.

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