Survey Australia’s building control system and interpret legal requirements. Learn about the Building Code of Australia, sustainability issues and disability access. Consider how the Building Act impacts development applications and approvals.
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- 31 Aug 2020
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- analyse the effects of the application of the Building Act in regard to building construction
- interpret the legislative requirements for development applications
- describe the roles and application of legislative requirements for the building.
- Australia Government Overview
- Responsibilities on Building Control
- Local Government Structures
- Development Control
- Planning Committee Meeting
- Building Permits
- Work Affecting Adjoining Land
- Disability Access Provisions
- Project Completion, Commissioning and Occupancy
- Case Studies
- Role of the Building Surveyor
- Building Surveying: Private and Public
Note: Level 2 subjects normally assume a moderate level of prior knowledge in the area, eg from completing all Level 1 subjects or relevant experience.
No special requirements
This subject is an introduction to Australia’s Building Control System including: the functions of the WA Building Commission; the role of Permit Authorities; planning legislation interaction with Building Construction; final commissioning of major projects from a regulatory perspective; sustainability and modern Building Control legislation and access for people with disabilities in current Codes.
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- Report (20%)
- Essay (30%)
- eTest (50%)
Textbooks are not required.