28 05, 2018
  • 2018 AAC Conference

That’s a wrap for the 2018 AAC Conference!

Last Friday, Visual Approvals participated as a trade exhibitor in the 2018 AAC Conference - Great Expectations. This year the conference was held at the Star Event Centre in the heart of Darling Harbour, Sydney. With over 300 delegates the conference was exceedingly well patronised and we were delighted with the number of visitors to

2 05, 2018
  • Client Web Portal

Feature Spotlight : Client Web Portal

Visual Approvals is excited to release its latest client engagement feature. The Client Web Portal is a web-based application that enables secure, online interaction between certifiers and their clients from any device at any time. Open a digital world of convenience and opportunity with your clients. The portal's dynamic Dashboard summarises a client’s open jobs,

30 04, 2018
  • NSW Data Certification Reporting

Take the Next Step toward NSW Data Certification Reporting Readiness

It is well known that the NSW Government is introducing changes to the reporting of building certification data for all building certifiers and local councils throughout NSW on July 1, 2018. The NSW Government have implemented these changes to streamline and standardise the format of data reported on all development and construction activity across NSW.

20 03, 2018
  • visual approvals progress payments

It’s Time to take Advantage of Progress Payments

Visual Approvals continues to add astute user-friendly enhancements to its software. Progress Payments is just the latest example. This feature has been implemented for Commercial jobs and manages the progress claim for each invoice line item. As large commercial projects will typically generate multiple invoices per stage, a progress payment claim amount can be entered

19 03, 2018
  • NSW Data Certification Reporting

Be prepared for NSW Certification Data Reporting with Visual Approvals

The NSW Government is changing the way accredited certifiers and local councils are required to report data on building certification. The aim of this change is to streamline and standardise the format of data reported to the Government on development and construction activity across NSW. Software providers have been urged to update their systems by May

23 02, 2018
  • professional development

Kick Start Your Professional Development with CPD Solutions!

Looking to kick-start your continuing professional development credits for 2018? CPD Solutions launch this year's event calendar with a four-hour technical training session on Monday 5th March @ Fitzy’s Loganholme.  This session ‘Safeguarding yourself against the Hazards of a Lawsuit’ will look at PI Insurance and the current climate of Insurance, work through ‘How to

19 02, 2018
  • client usage survey winner

Client Usage Survey Wrap Up and Winner Announced!

In late 2017 we circulated a Client Usage Survey to all Visual Approvals clients. Thank you to all those that took the time to participate, we greatly appreciate your contribution. Our team has been busy reviewing the feedback collated from each survey. There were 5 surveys in total, each focusing on a different aspect of

31 01, 2018
  • va expands its team

Visual Approvals Expands its Team!

Visual Approvals expands its team with the addition of another talented individual from the Building Surveying industry. We warmly welcome Gayle Yun as a Software and Support Specialist. Gayle joins us with 15 years’ experience working primarily from the administrative perspective of the building permit process in Victoria. Throughout this period Gayle has had exposure

29 01, 2018
  • application checklists

Feature Spotlight: Application Checklists

Visual Approvals is constantly evolving and our new Application Checklists is another way our software increases the productivity of your team. Your Administration team now have the ability to create & launch their own application checklist at the commencement of each application. Streamline your process and improve efficiency with a sophisticated list of tasks, follow-ups, checks

27 11, 2017
  • risk management

Risk Management Strategies for Building Surveyors

CPD Solutions ‘Cruising for Points’ seminar, held earlier this month, featured a diverse program of topics and speakers such as Darren Ho, Director of BCCS Law. Darren facilitated one of the leading topics for discussion ‘Closing old files and Managing any Associated Risk’. He stressed that a key factor in any risk management strategy is