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Advanced building regulation

A five-day professional development course designed by industry experts. If you are assessing complex multi-storey residential, commercial and industrial buildings, stay up-to-date with regulatory and development changes.

About this course

If you need to upgrade your skills in assessing complex, multi-storey residential, commercial or industrial buildings, this is your course. It covers the building regulation requirements and performance-based solutions for Class 2-9 buildings under the BCA and NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act. It covers multiple dwellings, commercial and industrial buildings, and provides guidance on up-to-date theory and practice in assessment.

Course Structure

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 exploring class 2-9 buildings in sections A-H of the BCA. As the course deals with more complex building issues, students 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.

Delivered by our industry-experienced UTS academics and presenters, the course also incorporates critical thinking methodology to enable you to deliver performance solutions.

Topics covered include;

  • The Building Code of Australia
  • Approvals legislation and private certification
  • Fire resistance
  • Construction, exits, and disability
  • Special uses, maintenance provisions
  • Places of public entertainment and competent persons
  • Health and amenity
  • Private certification issues
  • Language of streetscape-importance of quality design


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students will have understanding and knowledge of:

  • The theory and practice of building regulation in NSW
  • The format of the Building Code of Australia
  • Researching, interpreting and applying  planning instruments and BCA for the regulation of large and complex buildings
  • The legal and institutional framework for approval and inspection of buildings in Sections 2-9 of the BCA
  • Streetscape and urban design issues that arise in Building Regulation


COVID-19 Information

UTS is undertaking a number of social distancing initiatives, as informed by NSW Health advice, to help reduce social interactions in support of the government’s efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. As part of this response, some of our short courses may be postponed to a later date.

Please note however, bookings are open for all courses offered by the Institute for Public Policy and Governance (IPPG). If a course needs to be postponed, participants will have the chance to transfer to a later date, a new course or request a full refund. IPPG will also be offering a range of online or blended learning options facilitated via zoom video conferencing. If you have any questions in the interim, please do not hesitate to contact our team at

Who is this course for?

Professionals involved in the processes of interpreting and applying building regulations.

These include:

  • Development assessment officers
  • Planners
  • Architects
  • Building surveyors


05 November




5 days

Meet the Expert

Stephen Krimmer

Stephen Krimmer
Senior Building Surveyor

Stephen Krimmer is an Accredited Certifier and Senior Building Surveyor with over twenty years of local government experience, with a specific focus on development assessments, inspections and education. Stephen provides a variety of engaging training courses to assist both local government organisations and accredited certifiers across NSW.

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Craig Squires

Craig Squires
Environmental Health and Building Surveyor

Craig Squires is an Accredited Certifier with over twenty years experience in local government certification. As well as teaching short courses at UTS for almost 10 years, he has taught at TAFE and has lectured in undergraduate and postgraduate courses at Western Sydney University. Craig is the coordinator of the Certification and Fire Safety team at Penrith City Council.

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Michael Wynn Jones

Michael Wynn Jones
Director, Michael Wynn-Jones & Associates

After refining his skills and knowledge for 13 years as a Local Government Building Surveyor Michael established a Building Regulations consulting company and joined Western Sydney University as an academic in 1993. He has been teaching building regulations courses through the UTS Centre for Local Government since 1995, worked with CSIRO in 1995 and 1996 on fire code reform projects resulting in the first Fire Engineering Guidelines, and assisted the NSW State Government with the introduction of private certification in 1997. Michael has assisted the NSW State Government on various projects, including the complying development codes, the Federal Premises Standards in NSW, a review of fire safety systems, and the certification component of the 2013 white paper - a new planning system. Accredited at the highest level as an ‘A1 private certifier’ since 1997 and co-author of one of the original accreditation schemes later administered by the NSW Building Professionals Board (BPB), he was appointed to the Board for 4 years in 2008 and for some of that time was Deputy President. Michael has personally provided consulting services for over 20 years to the private and public sectors as a ‘Building Regulations’ expert and consultant in addition to delivering many seminars and short courses.

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Book a session

Thu 05 Nov 2020 -
Fri 04 Dec 2020
Expert: Stephen Krimmer, Craig Squires, Michael Wynn Jones
  • UTS – Venue TBC
  • On-campus
  • 5 sessions, 40 hours total
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