Staff Profile: Matthew McNamara

10 June 2020

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 Building Surveyor. He is also a qualified Access Consultant with ACAA membership.

Tell us about your current role at BCA Logic? What does your job entail? What is a typical day like?

As a Manager of Building Regulations at BCA Logic the role primarily involves assisting clients and guiding an awesome team of consultants in their role as BCA and/or Access Consultants across multiple projects of various building type and complexity.
A typical day for me involves coffee, hello, emails, meeting, coffee, emails, site inspection, phone calls, coffee, fee proposals, tendering, emails and repeat !

 

What has been your proudest achievement in your career?

Working on projects that have benefitted the Sydney and NSW community such as the current Central Station Upgrade and Metro Station, Royal North Shore Hospital Redevelopment, Wynyard Station Upgrade, Wynyard Walk and the Athletes Village and other venues of the Sydney 2000 Olympics and Paralympic Games when at the Olympic Coordination Authority.
Graduating with a TAFE Associate Diploma in Building Surveying, a WSU Masters in Building Surveying and more recently a Certificate IV in Access Consulting as well as becoming an ‘A1’ Accredited Certifier enabling me to certify any building project type or complexity in NSW.

 

What is your most favourite memory from BCA Logic?

Day One, when the welcome, onboarding and insights as to the calibre of my new colleagues demonstrated to me that I had made a great career decision to join one of the best and most highly regarded Building Regulations Consultancy firms in NSW. That vibe from day one continues to hold true 1000 days later !

 

What do you like most about your job?

The variety of projects and people that make up the day. Getting out and about to visit buildings and building sites.
Working with colleagues that are passionate about building fire and life safety, accessibility, energy efficiency and ongoing compliance.

 

What’s a fun fact about you many people may not know?

I used to have a full head of hair, a long time ago ….. !
As a teenager, I was into archery and used to travel around Sydney and surrounds to Field Archery tournaments hosted by clubs wherein a course of targets was shot much like a round of golf, except in a bush setting shooting up and downslope, across ravines and from distances of 4 to 60m. A recurve (Olympic) bow, but without sights and stabilisers (known as ‘barebow’) was my bow of choice and I also tried my hand at longbows.