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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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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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