The Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV) is organising a new workshop to help participants improve their skills in building permit documentation.

To be held on 21st March in Melbourne, the BDAV Building Design Practices workshop will assist participants review and update their skills and knowledge with the aim of improving their building permit documentation to meet minimum standards as well as ensuring compliance with current building regulations, and NCC and OH&S requirements.

The BDAV Building Design Practices workshop will cover the following: Identifying regulatory impacts on design early in the process; Producing compliant working drawings; Impact of Part 3 & 4 of the Building Regulations on documentation; OHS impacts on domestic building permit documentation; The importance of specifications in project documentation; The relevance of AS1100 to building permit drawings; Co-ordination of relevant documents and the role of consultants; Producing documents that are fit for purpose; and Australian Standards.

Developed to meet the need for ongoing training of building designers working in Victoria, the BDAV workshops are relevant for all building practitioners, but will have particular value for building designers, architects, and draftspersons.

The workshop series will be presented by Geoff Hoare, a Past President and Fellow of the BDAV, who runs Graaph Design, a successful, award-winning building design firm. Geoff served on the Building Practitioners Board for 11 years, and was involved in the audit of Building Designers as well as BPB inquiries involving Registered Building Practitioners, and also carried out more than 1,200 draftsperson registration assessments. 

The day-long BDAV Building Design Practices workshop will be held on Monday, 21 March 2016 at Ground Floor, 332 Albert Street, East Melbourne (Training Room 2).

7 CPD points (Code A1) will be recorded for BDAV members.