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DBP Act – Are Staged Construction Certificates Viable?

DBP Act – Are Staged Construction Certificates viable? Since the release of our recent post DBP Act – Are you ready?, BCA Logic have received further requests for information about the potential increased risk of using staged construction certificates (CC) to address the requirements for regulated design by design practitioners, and for design compliance declarations… Read more »

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DBP Act – Are you ready?

DBP Act – Are you ready? The Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (DBP) and the Design and Building Practitioners Regulations 2021 begins on 1 July 2021 and requires design compliance declarations for regulated design from design practitioners and building compliance declarations by the building practitioner. This affects any new Construction Certificate for Class 2… Read more »

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Staff Profile: Leonard Tunhavasana

Leonard is a part of our Fire Engineering team at BCA Logic. Leonard works with architects, builders, and owners to provide fire safety consulting advice for various developments including new buildings, changes to existing buildings, or as part of upgrade strategies for council fire orders. How did you break into the industry and why? Prior… Read more »

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Staff Profile: Jessye Lena

Jessye joined the BCA Logic team early last year as our Office Manager. With prior experience in legal, management and contracts administration, Jessye has been a great addition to the team and has brought a fresh and positive outlook to the workplace. How did you break into the industry and why? Prior to BCA Logic… Read more »

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Staff Profile: Matthew Kemp

Matthew is a Senior Building Surveyor with over 20 years of experience in the municipal and private building surveying sectors in NSW and has worked on many projects throughout the state and country. Tell us about your current role at BCA Logic? What does your job entail? What is a typical day like? I am… Read more »

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Staff Profile: Jo Shah

Jo has been the Accounts Manager at BCA Logic/Energy for four years. Jo’s bubbly personality, detailed knowledge of accounting and hardworking attitude makes her an asset to the BCA Logic and Energy team! How did you break into the Accounts industry and why? To be honest I broke into the Accounts industry by accident. I… Read more »

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Staff Profile: Cameron Clark

Cameron is an A1 Accredited Certifier with experience in the municipal and private building surveying sectors. Cameron’s experience ranges from residential to industrial, commercial, public and retail buildings, and has acted as the lead Consultant on a number of large-scale projects with Sydney Airport.​ How did you break into this industry and why? I fell… Read more »

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Tech Article: Thermal bridging within residential building design

Tech Article: Thermal bridging within residential building design In our recent tech series “The impact of thermal bridging on building elements”, it was proven that the use of NCC2019 thermal bridging provision can result in a significant reduction in building fabric performance. In this tech article, we will explore what would happen if similar thermal… Read more »

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Staff Profile: Warwick Hunter

Warwick is an A1 Accredited Senior Building Surveyor with over 20 years of experience in the municipal and private building surveying sector.  Warwick’s extensive experience covers a variety of projects including residential, transport, defence, industrial, commercial, public and retail buildings throughout NSW and across Australia. How did you break into this industry and why? At… Read more »

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Staff Profile: Robert Romanous

Robert has a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from the University of Technology Sydney, with a Diploma in Engineering Practice. During his studies and at BCA Energy he has focused on the sustainable design, thermal comfort and energy efficiency of residential and commercial buildings. Robert has an interest in finding solutions to problems relating to balancing… Read more »

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Staff Profile: Charles Boyce

Charles has over 7 years of experience in the construction industry and has worked on a wide range of residential, commercial, and public buildings. Initially starting in the industry as a labourer whilst completing a Project Management degree, Charles now leads BCA Logic’s Fire Penetration Team ensuring developments maintain a high level of life safety… Read more »

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Staff Profile: Ben Long

Ben started with BCA Logic a little over five years ago as a Junior Building Regulations Consultant and was recently promoted to Senior Building Regulations Consultant. During his time at BCA Logic Ben has gained great experience in both technical knowledge and customer and client management. Ben is accredited with the NSW Building Professionals Board… Read more »

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Staff Profile: Matthew McNamara

Matthew started with BCA Logic at the end of 2017 and has over 25 years of experience in the municipal and private building surveying sectors in NSW and across Australia.   Matthew is accredited with the NSW Building Professionals Board as an A1 (unrestricted) Accredited Certifier/ Building Surveyor and with the AIBS as a nationally accredited… Read more »

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Tech Article: The Impact of Thermal Bridging on Building Elements

Under the new NCC2019 Section J requirements, the introduction of thermal bridging allowance can result in a significant reduction in calculated building fabric performance. The following article explores this change and its impact on how Section J insulation can achieve compliance. All Section J reports assessed under NCC2019 must contain thermal bridging calculations to demonstrate… Read more »

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Interview with BCA Logic Directors: Running a Business During a Global Crisis

The current global health crisis has made a major impact on businesses worldwide forcing companies to adapt quickly and innovatively. Throughout the company’s 23 years, BCA Logic has survived the challenges of the Global Financial Crisis, various legislation changes, and the most recent insurance crisis concerning combustible cladding in the construction industry. BCA Logic Directors,… Read more »

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Case Study: Sydney Metro, Central Station Main Works

Sydney Metro, Central Station Main Works Client: Aurecon GHD Joint Venture (AGJV on behalf of Laing O’Rourke and Sydney Metro / Sydney Trains) Role: Crown BCA Certifier and BCA Section J Energy Efficiency Periods of Involvement: July 2018 – 2022 / 2024 As one of Australia’s grand railway stations, Central Railway Station with its rich… Read more »

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Case Study – 9 Baywater Drive, Wentworth Point

9 Baywater Drive, Wentworth Point Image: 9 Baywater Drive, Wentworth Point   Like many buildings, the building contained Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP) and the owners were unsure if it was compliant or not. BCA logic initially undertook a survey of the cladding. Services offered Initial inspection to determine the extent of cladding and the nature… Read more »

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Section J NCC 2019 Changes and Impacts – Façade Performance

Section J NCC 2019 is well and truly here, and as the deadline for the current transition period comes to an end on the 1st of May 2020, we look at what we have learned over the last 10 months. Including what are the key changes, and what are the major impacts that they may have… Read more »

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NCC 2019 upcoming changes – Energy Efficiency / Section J Compliance

NCC 2019 is here. Are you prepared for the biggest overhaul of the decade under the Energy Efficiency provision? Find out what it means for your current and upcoming projects.   Why the change? To align with the COAG National Energy Productivity Plan, the revised Section J provision aims to reduce greenhouse gas emission and… Read more »

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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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