Services will vary depending on the type and size of the project. On a typical medium development, services provided from a building regulatory requirement will be as follows

Schematic Design

  • Provide ongoing advice in relation to building regulatory requirements.
  • Review the concept design and identify non-complying aspects and alert the design team to these and potential solutions as early as possible.
  • Liaise with the Council Building Surveyor and other Authorities as necessary.
  • Advise the Project Manager and Consultants, on design matters which do not meet compliance.
  • Prepare and lodge applications for modification to the Building Referees as necessary to meet the requirements of the Building Code of Australia.
  • Prepare Building Approval/Compliance design report.
  • Participate in Value Management studies as may be required. Attend and report to Project Control Group meetings (where requested).
  • Provide all other services as required in normal practice.

Design Development

  • Provide ongoing advice in relation to building regulatory requirements.
  • Review the developing design and identify non-complying items and alert the design team to these and potential solutions as early as possible.
  • Liaison and coordination of a Fire safety engineered solutions and acceptance criteria. Advise on documents required for staged approvals and certification to suit the Project Programme.
  • Advise the Project Manager and Consultant Team on regulatory issues that may affect design.
  • Liaise with the Council Building Surveyor and other Authorities as necessary.
  • Advise the minimum amount of documentation required for stage approvals and possible staging break-ups.
  • Prepare and lodge applications for modification to the Building Referees to meet the requirements of the Programme.
  • Ensure all design documentation complies with the requirements of the Fire Authority and obtain its approval.
  • Up date Building Approval/Compliance design report.
  • Attend and report to Project Control Group meetings (where requested).
  • Provide such other documents as are necessary to fulfil the requirements of the Design Development phase.

Construction Documentation Phase

  • Provide ongoing advice in relation to building regulatory requirements.
  • Review the construction documentation and identify non-complying items and alert the design team to these and potential solutions as early as possible.
  • Advise if necessary on documents required for staged approvals and certification to suit the Project Programme.
  • Advise the Project Manager and Consultant Team on regulatory issues that may affect design.
  • Liaise with the Council Building Surveyor and other Authorities as necessary.
  • Provide a list of documentation required for stage approvals and possible staging break-ups.
  • Prepare and lodge applications for modification to the Building Referees as necessary to meet the requirements of the Programme.
  • Grant dispensations within the Building Surveyor’s discretion. Ensure all design documentation complies with the requirements of the Fire Authority and obtain its stamped approved drawings.
  • Ensure that all building approvals (staged) are issued to fit in with the Project Programme and not delay the works.
  • Update Building Approval/Compliance design report.
  • Collate all documentation pertaining to building approvals.
  • Certify Plans and Specifications and issue building approvals at various stages, after making all due inquiries and receiving all necessary reports to comply with the requirements of the Building Code of Australia and all other relevant Regulations.

Services – Construction Phase

  • Answer all queries raised on documentation during the construction period including preparation of technical site instructions for issue by the Project Manager.
  • Provision of design assistance to the Architect in resolving co-ordination issues and in the investigation of alternative layouts for such reasons as cost, time or ease of construction.
  • Attend fortnightly site meetings and design meetings as required.
  • Undertake all mandatory and periodic inspections during construction including structural, services, and fire and safety inspections.
  • Inspect notified site problems and develop solutions where necessary.
  • Provide progressive lists of incomplete or defective work particularly in the lead-up to Practical Completion or Phased Handover.
  • Carry out final inspection of all stages as required, including co-ordination and collation of all Architectural, Fire Authority and Engineering Certificates of Compliance for all relevant stages, to meet the requirement of the Project Programme.
  • Issue Certificates of Occupancy for all sections of the project, in stages if required.

General Services

  • Review the Design Brief in consultation with the Design Team and the Project Manager and provide BCA review and input to fire and smoke engineering as required.
  • Provide Building Permit advice and certification.
  • Assessment and analysis of the design.
  • General advice and certification as required.
  • Provide input to the Building Permit Application.