In 2014 the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC) released a new guide to help the building and design industry choose construction equipment that is compliant with Australian codes and standards. The goal of this document is to create confidence in the Australia market that the products used have acceptable levels of quality and compliance.
Off shore manufacturing has made sourcing materials cheaper and in today’s environment quick. The concern is are they aren’t meeting the industry standard that Australia prides itself on. Therefore the real cost is:
- Risking the safety of the team and future owners of the business.
- Malfunctioning pieces that can breakdown and cost the building owners more in the long run
- The cost on the Australia economy and putting money into another country.
It makes you think if it is worth it in the long run!
To see some Australian made products click here – https://decorsystems.com.au/products/
Here is the link to download the guide – http://www.apcc.gov.au/SitePages/Construction%20Product%20Quality%20Guide.aspx