ABMA Building Management Guidebooks
The ABMA Building Management Code© is the Australia-wide guide to existing legislation for all building maintenance and compliance standards across the residential and mixed-use strata sector in each state.
The 500+ page ABMA Code is not designed for Sunday afternoon reading; it is a reference text to use ‘as required’. Sometimes we just want a bite-size chunk of specific information about a specific topic to solve a specific problem - now!
How can the ABMA help?
Naturally subscribers can pick up the phone and call 1800 123 262 to speak to an Independent Review Panel member or ABMA Accredited Compliance & Performance Assessor for answers to questions, or you can send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Of course, we can also provide you with ‘extra’ information via our suite of cost-effective and easy-to-read topic-specific Guidebooks.
Available in a range of special topics, these nifty Guidebooks make a great addition to your client services and/or employee training systems.
ABMA Guidebook Range
Available now for order we have:
- Assessment of Building Management Standards
The ABMA guide to measuring caretaking and facilities management standards. A training companion for caretaking performance auditors and/or Committees that performance manage their caretaking services provider. Order today ›
- Building Management in Management Rights
Specifically tailored to assist Committees and Caretakers where Management Rights are over the property and a caretaking agreement is in place. This guide supports both parties to the caretaking agreement in understanding the (prescribed and inferred) duties and objective delivery standards required of the contract. A companion to the ABMA Certificate of Building Management training course. Order today ›
- Building Management Plan
Refer to the ‘Facilities Management Plan’
- Cleaning Services
Understand how to measure the objective standard for cleaning in Australia (yes, there is a science!). A companion to the soft services CPD Training. Order today ›
- Early Dispute Prevention Services
A quick guide to the ABMA EDPS division and how it supports the parties to caretaking agreements when difficulties start to emerge. A companion to the EDPS Mediator Training and CPD courses. Order today ›
- Facilities Management Plan
Learn about what makes an Accredited Facilities Management Plan. Read more about how to comply with state-specific legislative requirements as well as “best practice” standards for quality asset management in residential strata and mixed-used commercial properties. A companion to the FMP Consultant, ABMA Diploma of Building Management and CPD Training courses. Order today ›
- Fire Systems Maintenance
The AS1851 document is a great regulatory compliance tool for fire system service technicians, but what about a handy and easy-to-use layperson guide to Committees and building managers? This ABMA guidebook simplifies the duties of the Facilities Manager or Caretaker and summarises the obligations of the building manager around maintenance of the fire protection system on the common property. A companion to the CPD Training course. Order today ›
- Garden Maintenance Services
Part of the ‘soft services’ series, this garden maintenance standards guide is an easy-to-use checklist for managing garden maintenance standards. Keep a copy handy in the gardener’s shed for convenience. A companion to the soft services CPD Training course. Order today ›
- Industry Code of Conduct
WHS legislation mandates that PCBU’s must take steps to ensure an emotionally safe environment that prevents the risk of psychological injury in the workplace. This includes those that work on or manage/administer the common property of residential strata and/or mixed used commercial properties in Australia. A companion to the ABMA WHS / OHS Training. Order today ›
- Industry Terms & Definitions
Equip yourself with a pocket guide to over 200 commonly used terms and their definitions in this handy guidebook. A companion to CPD Training and Certificate of Building Management. Order today ›
- Maintenance & Compliance - Committee
What is the role and responsibility of the Committee when it comes to maintenance of common property and regulatory compliance, versus the strata manager and/or caretaker’s duties. A ‘must’ for all new Committee members. Order today ›
- Maintenance & Compliance - Landlords & Tenants
Are you aware of the regulatory compliance duties and obligations shared by Landlords and the Body Corporate or Owner’s Corporation? Both parties need to work together for 100% compliance. This guide shows you how. Order today ›
- Managing a Defective Building Work Claim
If your building is less than 6 years old this guidebook is a must. University research studies prove 100% of new buildings have defects. Find out how to manage yours effectively. A companion to CPD Training. Order today ›
- Managing the Paint & Waterproof Membrane Warranty
The most expensive capital upgrade most residential strata schemes will outlay for is the repaint of the building. Ensure you manage your painting or waterproofing project to gain a reliable 10-year workmanship and paint/membrane performance warranty by following this guide. Order today ›
- Project Management of Capital Works
From feasibility study through to harvesting of warranties and compliance certificates, this guide will assist the building owner and its management team in getting the most out of their capital works budget. Use this guide to ensure you have the correct license or qualification for managing a capital works program. A companion to CPD training. Order today ›
- Regulatory Compliance via Self-Assessment
A companion to the CPD Training, this guide walks you through self-assessment of your common property regulatory compliance. Also, a companion to the online self-assessment tool and Advanced Certificate of Building Management. Order today ›
- Swimming Pool & Recreational Areas Maintenance
A handy guide to day-to-day maintenance and water quality management of the shared swimming pool and spa facilities. Keep a copy in the pool equipment shed to support compliance. A companion to CPD Training and Advanced Certificate of Building Management courses. Order today ›
- Work Health & Safety
A companion to your WHS/OHS Compliance Management Plan and CPD Training, this guide has been developed to support regulatory compliance in the common property workplace for all PCBU’s and Duties Holders. Keep this handy to answer your WHS or OHS questions. Order today ›
ABMA Building Compliance Accreditation Agency Limited is a not-for-profit community platform for supporting regulatory compliance via self-assessment. Referrals to ABMA Accredited Industry Practitioners do not earn revenue for the ABMA. This is a community service for ABMA Code subscribers who seek to engage the best service providers in their local area.
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