Part D1: D1.8 External Stairways: Building Code of Australia

AUST – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the Building Code of Australia (BCA) Part D1 Provision for Escape contains clause D1.8 External Stairways or Ramps in lieu of Fire-Isolated exits. The following information will help clients understand this clause. Building Code of Australia: Clause – Issue The external exit stair must not be exposed to openings in the building under Part D1 of the Building Code of Australia. Building Code of Australia:… Read more

Alternative Solutions: Building Code of Australia

AUST – HENDRY building surveyors/ building certifiers advise that the deemed to satisfy provisions of the Building Code of Australia can often impose unnecessary building costs as a result of conservation provisions. The Building Code of Australia is however, a performance-based code and its performance requirements can be used in order to achieve an acceptable alternative solution to prescribe specified… Read more

Alternative Solutions: Building Code of Australia

AUST – HENDRY building surveyors/ building certifiers advise that the deemed to satisfy provisions of the Building Code of Australia can often impose unnecessary building costs as a result of conservation provisions. The Building Code of Australia is however, a performance-based code and its performance requirements can be used in order to achieve an acceptable alternative solution to prescribe specified… Read more

Alternative Solutions: Building Surveyors: Building Certifiers

AUST – HENDRY building surveyors/building certifiers advise that the deemed to satisfy provisions of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) can often impose unnecessary building costs as a result of conservative provisions. The BCA is however, a performance-based code and its performance requirements can be used in order to achieve an acceptable alternative solution to prescriptive specified standards. The performance regulations provide… Read more

BCA Alternative Solution, and Building Regulations 1989

WA – HENDRY building surveyors advise that a Department of Housing and Works Building Note regarding the acceptance of Building Code of Australia (BCA)  Alternative Solutions that have not been assessed, nor approved by the relevant local government, is a must read. The Department states that the Builders’ Registration Board, when it has investigated claims of faulty and/or non-compliant building work via… Read more