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ABC of the building code of Australia

This short course guides you through the Building Code of Australia (BCA). Gain an expanded working knowledge of the Building Code, BCA hierarchy, general rules and legislation through presentations, workshops, case studies and videos.

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About this course

The BCA is a uniform set of technical provisions for the design and construction of buildings throughout Australia. In this course, you will get a general overview of the BCA with a focus on the housing provisions (Volume 2). The workshop gives you opportunity to apply your skills in a range of activities in practical workshops. Learn through presentations, case studies, interactive workshops, videos and question-and-answer sessions.

Course Structure 

Building and construction is complex and there are many pieces of legislation that impact on the construction process in NSW. The BCA and Australian Standards take up the bulk of the technical requirements for construction and this is what the course concentrates on. Navigate your way through the Building Code of Australia with insight and expertise. Be able to use, refer and adhere to the code efficiently and effectively by learning from our industry experts.

Learning Outcomes

  • An appreciation of the legislation impacting on construction in NSW
  • Understanding of the importance of Building Codes
  • Ability to identify the format of Housing Provisions
  • Understanding of the language and clause structure
  • Classifying buildings in accordance with the Code
  • Knowledge of acceptable construction and performance provisions

Who is this course for?

Any individual who would like to gain a foundational understanding of BCA to mobilise their decision making in the workplace.

This training seminar is designed to provide people with a basic understanding of the National Construction Code 2019 with a focus on the housing provisions (Volume 2).

It will be useful for:

  • Administration staff
  • Town planners
  • Engineers
  • Building surveyors


06 March




1 day

Meet the Expert

Stephen Krimmer

Stephen Krimmer
Senior Building Surveyor

STEPHEN KRIMMER is an Accredited Certifier and Senior Building Surveyor with over fourteen 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 Environmental Health and Building Surveyor with twenty plus years’ experience in local government. He has taught at the University of Western Sydney and at TAFE and works at Penrith City Council.

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Book a session

Fri 06 Mar 2020 -
Fri 06 Mar 2020
Expert: Stephen Krimmer
  • 6 March 2020, 9am-5pm | UTS City Campus
  • On-campus
Fri 24 Jul 2020 -
Fri 24 Jul 2020
Expert: Stephen Krimmer
  • 24 July 2020, 9am-5pm | UTS City Campus
  • On-campus

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