Sole-Occupancy Unit: BCA

NSW – HENDRY building certifiers advise that the NSW Department of Planning & Infrastructure has released a Planning Circular title “The Guide to the Building Code of Australia Clarifies Sole-Occupancy Unit” and provides an expanded explanation of the definition… (more) Building Legislation Table Refer to our Building Legislation Table for further information on the building control process. Further Advice For building surveying consultancy advice… Read more

Sole-Occupancy Unit: BCA

NSW – HENDRY building certifiers advise that the NSW Department of Planning & Infrastructure has released a Planning Circular title “The Guide to the Building Code of Australia Clarifies Sole-Occupancy Unit” and provides an expanded explanation of the definition… (more) Building Legislation Table Refer to our Building Legislation Table for further information on the building control process. Further Advice For… Read more

Building Code of Australia: Key Changes

NSW – HENDRY building certifiers advise that the NSW Government Planning & Infrastructure has issued a Building Circular titled ‘Building Code of Australia 2013 – Key Changes’ and outlines to councils, building certifiers, private certifiers, industry practitioners and other stakeholders the key changes made to the Building Code of Australia in 2013 as they apply to NSW in obtaining a… Read more

Child Fall Protection: Building Code of Australia

NSW – HENDRY building certifiers advise that the NSW Government’s Department of Planning & Infrastructure launched a safety campaign, ‘Kids Don’t Fly’ to raise awareness of the dangers of child falls from windows and balconies. The Building Code of Australia (BCA) permits an opening of a window or balustrade to be no wider than 12.5cm… (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

NSW: Building Code of Australia Changes: BCA

NSW – HENDRY building certifiers advise that the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure has issued a Planning Circular titled ‘Building Code of Australia 2012 – Key Changes’. This circular outlines to councils, certifiers, industry practitioners and other stakeholders of the key changes made to the Building Code of Australia (BCA) in 2012 as they apply to NSW… (more)

AS 1926: Inconsistent Building Code of Australia (BCA) Requirements

NSW – HENDRY building certifiers advise that the NSW Department of Planning issued a Building Regulations Advisory Note BS 10 005 on AS 1926 to advise practitioners and the industry of an inconsistency between the NSW variations to Building Code of Australia (BCA) 2010 and the NSW Swimming Pools Act 1992 and its Regulations in lieu of directly adopting the child resistant… Read more

Disability Access: Building Code of Australia (BCA): Seminar

NSW – HENDRY building certifiers advise that the Association of Accredited Certifiers is presenting a seminar/workshop session on the disability access (Premises Standards) contained in the Building Code of Australia (BCA) covering an update of the first 12 months of the introduction into the BCA… (more)