Advanced Building Regulation Course
If you're assessing complex multi-storey residential, commercial and industrial buildings, stay on the pulse of regulation and development changes with this advanced building regulation course.
Develop your expertise on complex building developments in this professional building course. You will start with a brief overview of Volume 1 of the Building Code of Australia, before methodically deep-diving through class 2-9 buildings, in sections A-H of the BCA. As this building regulation course deals with more complex building issues, learners should have substantial experience in the building regulation environment
Using a range of teaching methods you will explore the most up-to-date theory and practice for interpreting building regulation requirements for complex buildings. It is delivered by our industry-experienced UTS academics and presenters. This building regulation course also incorporates critical thinking methodology to enable you to deliver performance solutions.
|Duration||Five days (40 hours in total)|
|Dates||Thu 5 - Fri 6 Nov (Block 1) and Wed 2 - Fri 4 Dec 2020 (Block 2)|
|Time||9:00 AM — 5:00 PM|
|Venue||UTS City Campus|
|Cost||$2,875 (GST free)|
This advanced building regulation course will cover the following content:
- Introduction to BCA Volume 1
- Overview of approvals legislation and private certification
- Part A3 (building classification) of BCA
- Section C (fire resistance) of BCA
- Concept of performance based regulations
- Section C (fire resistance) of BCA finalised
- Part D1 (provision for escape) of BCA
- Part D2 (construction of exits) of BCA
- Part E1 (fire fighting equipment) of BCA
- Review of Section C and D and Part E1 of BCA
- Part E2 (smoke hazard management) of BCA
- Part E3 (lifts) of BCA
- Part E4 (emergency lighting, exit signs and warning systems) of BCA
- Maintenance of fire safety measures
- Section F (weather proofing, sanitation, room sizes) of BCA
- Section F (light and ventilation, insulation, sound transmission) of BCA
- Certification issues (Part 4A of Environmental Planning and Assessment Act)
- Section H (Entertainment venues) of BCA
- Fire safety upgrading
- Change of use and alterations and additions
- General overview and summary
Who is this course for?
This advanced building regulation course is designed for any professional involved in the process of planning and implementing building regulations, including:
- Building surveyors
- Development engineers
This advanced building regulation course will be delivered as an interactive workshop consisting of an instructor-led lecture, group and individual activities. This training approach allows participants to work through concepts introduced by the trainer in an application-focused teaching environment. Participants will challenge their understanding of the concepts and consider their application once back in their individual workplace.
Due to COVID-19, the advanced building regulation class in August and September will be delivered online, via an interactive live video link. Online sessions will be delivered each day with participants also able to access online activities and readings in the UTS Learning Management System (LMS) Canvas.
About the presenters
Stephen Krimmer is an accredited certifier and supervisor certification with over twenty years' local government experience, with a specific focus on swimming pool assessment, inspections and education. Stephen provides engaging swimming pool training courses to assist both local government organisations and accredited certifiers.
Craig Squires is an environmental health and building surveyor with almost twenty years' of experience in local government. He has taught at the University of Western Sydney and at TAFE and works at Penrith City Council.
Michael Wynn-Jones holds an honours degree in Building Surveying and a Masters in Fire Engineering. Michael is an A1 - Accredited Certifier in NSW, and has more than 30 years' experience as a building regulations consultant and nearly 20 years' experience in an academic environment. Michael is a former Deputy President of the Building Professionals Board (BPB) and is a consultant to the NSW state government on building regulation matters. Michael works as a BCA expert in legal cases and as a BCA design consultant for large building projects.
Pathway to postgraduate study
Successful completion of this short course could count as credit towards one of our postgraduate courses.
In-house training solutions
This advanced building regulation course online can also be customised and/or delivered in-house. Find out more.
This short course is presented by the university's Institute for Public Policy and Governance. Learn more about the Institute's research, industry collaboration, postgraduate programs and short courses.