"Building management compliance and the need for diligence and standards in strata schemes"
An insightful look at the building management compliance requirements and the ABMA Building Management Code with Lynda Kypriadakis
In the 15th Episode of Let’s Talk Strata, Lynda Kypriadakis talks about the significant need to ensure building/facilities management compliance to mitigate against risk. Lynda talks about the ABMA Building Management Code and how critical it is for standards to be implemented in every building, stating:
“The ABMA sees itself as a fully inclusive platform for joining forces to set standards for self-regulation across the building management sector …. If you don’t have the tools to guide and steer yourself towards your destination, how can you ever get there – we need governance, we need standards”
Lynda agrees with the need to have standards and qualifications for Body Corporate Manager and Building Managers alike. Lynda recognises that, as Manager’s role typically involves delivering building management outcomes linked to compliance on common property, there must be some form of qualifications or licence in place to complement the suite of legislation that regulates the industry.
Lynda also discusses the following:
Challenges of an onsite manager in maintaining building compliance together with strategies to achieve this;
The need to know your strengths and weaknesses, and get trained;
Outlines best practice steps for building managers (the Building Management Plan);
Required documentation and how to get it;
The need for a warranties register;
The need know your own limitations and to have a good team around you;
How to use the ABMA Building Management Code which provides objective standards to interpret often vague terms in a Building Management Agreement.
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