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BCA Logic Celebrates 22nd Anniversary

2019 marks the  22nd Anniversary of BCA Logic which was established in 1997 by Stuart Boyce, Allan Harriman and a third former Director. It is undeniable that managing a successful business for over 20 years is a remarkable achievement. To commemorate such a milestone, the company Directors, Stuart and Allan, were invited to answer some… Read more »

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Lawfirm questions cladding taskforce over building audit

A State Government fire safety and cladding Taskforce — set up to assess thousands of buildings in response to the deadly Grenfell Tower inferno — has been investigated for it’s methods to identify buildings at risk. An investigation conducted by Carroll and O’Dea Lawyers has questioned the methods used in the statewide audit by a… Read more »

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Cladding – New Approval Requirements in NSW

Reliance on CodeMark Certificates will no longer be enough. New requirements come into effect on 22 October 2018 requiring certain performance solutions for external cladding in class 2 to 9 buildings of Type A and B construction to be referred to the NSW Fire and Rescue. The EPA Regulation (Identification of Buildings with External Combustible… Read more »

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BCA Logic Awarded Building Surveying Team of the Year

Building Surveying Team of the Year –  NSW AIBS Recognition of Professional Excellence Awards Ceremony BCA Logic takes pride to share with all our clients and colleagues that we were awarded the Building Surveying Team of 2018 at the NSW AIBS Recognition of Professional Excellence Awards Ceremony held last Monday, 2nd July 2018. The award… Read more »

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BCA Logic are joining the 5th International Tall Building Fire Safety Conference in London

BCA Logic are proud to announce that our Fire Engineering Manager, MC Hui, will be taking part in the 5th International Tall Building Fire Safety Conference in London. The conference which is delivered over 3 days (19-21 June 2018) brings together experts from around the world to discuss fire safety Best Practice, engineering and risk… Read more »

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Aluminium Composite Material – What you should know

Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) also known as Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP) is a building material that is commonly used as a lining to external walls. The Aluminium Composite Material has an aluminium sheet at the front and back and a central core material. The ACM is typically 5-6 mm thick. The core is made of… Read more »

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Stuart Boyce joins panel of experts for the Combustible Cladding – Industry Forum

Our director Stuart Boyce was asked to join a panel of experts for the Combustible Cladding – Industry Forum held by Macquarie Group. The panel was made up of Strata, Legal and Insurance experts, with Stuart representing the Built industry. The forum was held to address the significant impact the ‘cladding crisis’ has had on… Read more »

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Director Stuart Boyce provides information on ACP Cladding at Figgis & Jefferson Seminar

Our Director Stuart Boyce was invited to speak at the Figgis Jefferson Tepa Breakfast Event on Friday to provide information on ACP Cladding. The presentation focused on the factors which have contributed to the issue of ACP Cladding such as the interpretation of regulations, as well as discussing BCA compliance and the impending changes to… Read more »

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“Cladding is the asbestos of 2017”

Our Director Allan Harriman joined a panel of experts on Thursday evening to address a strata fire safety forum in Sydney. The forum was called as a result of concerns by apartment residents following a series of fires around the world caused by defective cladding. For every 10 apartment blocks in Australia with aluminium cladding,… Read more »

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NABERS Rating Services & New Legislation

NABERS (National Australian Building Environment Rating System) What is NABERS? In Australia, government and industry have been working together to drive sustainability in commercial buildings for over a decade. Every building has an impact on the environment. In fact, buildings use 40% of the world’s energy, emit 40% of the world’s carbon footprint, and use… Read more »

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Fire safety reforms to put consumers first

Families across New South Wales will be safer in their homes with the announcement of a wide-ranging fire safety package by the state government. Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean said the 10 point plan was Australia’s most comprehensive response to the issues around London’s Grenfell Tower fire last month. The 10 point plan includes:… Read more »

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Director Allan Harriman invited to speak at the NSW/ACT 2017 Chapter Conference.

Our Director Allan Harriman was invited to speak at the NSW/ACT 2017 Chapter Conference held this week in Darling Harbour. The presentation enabled all participants to have a better understating on Bounding Construction and the new regulation for mandatory inspections. BCA Logic are across all aspects of the new regulations which will affect both new… Read more »

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MC Hui presents paper at Society of Fire Safety/FPA Austalia 2017 Conference

MC Hui, our Manager Fire Engineer, presented a paper at the fire engineering stream in the recent joint Society of Fire Safety/FPA Australia 2017 conference. The paper is on the shortcoming of the methodology in Section 9 ‘Hot layer smoke control systems’ of AS/NZS 1668.1:2015. Thanks to the delegates who told MC they enjoyed the… Read more »

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Celebrating 1 Year at the New Sydney CBD Office

It has been one year since we moved into our new office, and the team couldn’t be happier! Overall this first year in the new address has been extremely constructive to all of us at BCA Logic. Yes, we did have some sad moments – we lost 2 of our fishes (in memory of Oscar… Read more »

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Big Changes for Section J in next NCC

Significant energy and greenhouse gas emission savings are anticipated from the commercial building energy efficiency changes proposed for NCC 2019. The ABCB’s Energy Efficiency initiative was initiated as a result of Measure 31 of the Council of Australian Governments National Energy Productivity Plan. This project forms part of the Australian Governments broader strategy to reduce greenhouse gases… Read more »

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Changes to BASIX targets from July 2017

BASIX energy targets will increase beginning in July 2017. Improvements in technology and design allow these changes to be achieved at little or no additional cost and ensure NSW remains a leader in delivering energy efficient housing. Typically, the energy targets for houses and low-rise units will increase by 10 per cent, and by 5… Read more »

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The story behind BCA Logic!

Today is a very special date for BCA Logic. A day when we celebrate an important milestone…20 Years of business. We are grateful to be celebrating 20 years of business success. From a small office in Chatswood, BCA Logic has grown into a large, sustainable and reputable company. Our ongoing success would be impossible without… Read more »

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Government funding for Strata Energy Upgrades

Electricity usage in common areas of residential/commercial buildings form a substantial portion of a buildings operational costs. The majority of electricity is consumed by equipment that is often outdated and inefficient in operation, therefore an energy audit of the common areas can identify opportunities to reduce energy consumption and save up to 40% in electricity… Read more »

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JV3 Alternative Solution – What is a JV3?

JV3 Alternative Solution: A cost saving method to Section J compliance DTS Compliance In every building that has an exposed floor – for example a floor above a basement car park, there is a requirement under the Section J DTS approach to provide insulation between these floors, and any unconditioned space below. Also, many developments… Read more »

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Allan Harriman awarded OAM

Allan Harriman, a director of BCA Logic, was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to the building and construction industry through professional associations on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in June 2015. The staff and directors of BCA logic take this opportunity to congratulate Allan on his efforts and dedication… Read more »

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