Australia’s high-rise faults fuelled by fraud

Companies involved in the certification of building products state that they often come across fraudulent certificates. John Prasad from Approval Mark says its certificates have been duplicated in China, while John Thorpe from CertMark Inter­national says it is frequently made aware of dubious certificates. Australian Institute of Building Surveyors CEO Brett Mace says the federal government should implement a national register for all building products. From The Australian:

Key certifiers used to determine whether building products are compliant say they are still being inundated by dodgy certificates for unsafe products, which are being imported into the country from overseas.

Fraudulent documentation was one of the many issues raised at the 2015 Senate inquiry into non-conforming building products, where it was heard that widespread fraud was being used to certify unsafe materials.

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