30 03, 2020
  • cybersecurity

Cyber Security – How to protect yourself

How to Maintain Cybersecurity While Working From Home As the world continues to grapple with COVID-19 – a still unfamiliar global health threat – companies and organisations have been tasked to develop strategies to protect their employees while continuing to operate, even with a scaled-down or skeletal workforce. Businesses have had to adopt a 'work

29 03, 2020
  • COVID-19

COVID-19: It’s business as usual for Visual Approvals

Visual Approvals has long since conducted business within the digital economy, operating in a secure cloud environment. Therefore we are well-placed to continue to support and serve our clients throughout the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Our team is used to working in a mobile environment and they are very familiar with working from home. We

2 03, 2020
  • 2020 VBA Building Surveyors Conference

Our take on the 2020 VBA Building Surveyors Conference

Last week, Visual Approvals staff members attended the 2020 VBA Building Surveyors Conference held at the Melbourne Exhibition and Conference Centre. The conference was the perfect opportunity to hear from leaders within the industry and keep abreast of forthcoming changes. There were a number of first class presentations throughout the day, but to hear the

24 02, 2020
  • building certification software

3 Reasons Why every Building Surveyor should invest in Building Certification Software

The building approval process in Australia is complex and heavily regulated, which is why you need software that helps you solve the legal and operational challenges you face every day. Below, we outline the three main ways that our building certification and approval software helps you succeed in an increasingly challenging industry.  3 reasons why

3 02, 2020
  • rebuild

Rebuilding after the Bushfire Crisis

After a National Tragedy; Making Sure Rebuilding Efforts Meet Standards and Regulations Natural disasters tear communities apart and upend the lives of individuals and families. No one can bear witness to the destruction of homes and the surrounding natural environment without a powerful sense of loss and tragedy. Despite the present pain, we must rebuild,

2 12, 2019
  • SMS

Cut expensive and time-wasting no-shows with SMS

In an ideal world, every time inspectors and builders made an appointment, everyone would arrive without delays or cancellations. But life gets busy and circumstances change constantly. Last minute changes often mean wasted time and effort in getting to an inspection that should have been rescheduled. It doesn’t take many no-show appointments to turn an

14 10, 2019
  • Visual Builder Live

Visual Builder Live; experience the “new” client portal

At Visual Approvals, we're always searching for new technologies to improve the user experience of our products. Hence our most recent upgrade to the Client Portal, now known as Visual Builder Live. Written in the latest Microsoft web technology, Visual Builder Live boasts an interactive easy-to-use web user interface with two-factor authentication. And, it's lightning-fast!

28 08, 2019
  • risk mitigation

More on Regulatory Requirements to Mitigate Risk

The recent message from Sue Eddy, CEO of the VBA (Victorian Building Association), published Friday 16th August raises a couple of interesting points. Firstly, the reference to the new building and levy system along with the launch of BAMS that came into effect on July 1 was well-received. For those of you still struggling with

5 08, 2019
  • Visual e-Sign

Electronic Signatures are here! with Visual e-Sign

The most recent release of Visual Approvals features another new integration offering, this time with DocuSign, the leading eSignature brand worldwide. With Visual e-Sign, digitally manage your entire agreement process and spend less time and money managing paperwork. Documents can be emailed, digitally signed and when returned, are received back into VA instantaneously, delivering an

1 07, 2019
  • We're ready for BAMS

We’re ready for BAMS, are you?

On 1 July 2019 the changes introduced by the Victorian Government to the Building Act 1993 came into effect as the Building Amendment (Enforcement and Other Measures) Act 2017. These changes were put in place to: Address difficulties in determining whether all building permit levy due has been remitted to the Victorian Building Authority (VBA)