What is Regulation 126 Certification?


What is Regulation 126 Certification?

In Victoria, a Certificate of Compliance is a document that is regulated by the Victorian Building Authority and is referred to as “Regulation 126: Certificate of Compliance – Design”. The Victorian Building Authority administers Victoria’s building legislation system. The document is a statement made by the engineer (us) to the Building Surveyor that all structural design works have been carried out in accordance with the Building Act 1993, the Building Regulations 2018, the National Construction Code and the relevant Australian Standards.​

In order to complete your Building Permit application, your Building Surveyor may request a Certificate of Compliance from us pertaining to your proposed development. This document gives you and your Building Surveyor confidence that all design work has been completed by us to the required standards as set by the Victorian Building Authority.

Together with the Certificate of Compliance, three sets of all design and drawing documentation must be provided to the Building Surveyor. Each and every document must be certified with a structural adequacy approval and signed and dated by a Registered Building Practitioner of the category and class ‘Civil Engineer’ (us).  These documents may be issued in hard copy or digital format. Once the Building Surveyor approves the Building Permit application, one complete set of the certified documentation is forwarded to each of the applicant (person applying for the building permit) and the local Council. The third set is retained by the Building Surveyor.

What is Regulation 126 Certification?

ArchiENG offers peer review and certification services for engineering reports produced by others. Provided that the report satisfies the minimum requirements to demonstrate that the Performance Requirements have been satisfied, a Regulation 126 design certificate will be issued. The Regulation 126 design certificate will be issued by a fully independent third party professional Civil Engineer who is a Category Professional Engineer registered building practitioner.

It is important to obtain this certificate before commencing any construction work involving steel stud structures in Victoria, Melbourne, as it is a legal requirement and is often required for financing, insurance, and legal purposes.

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