Ensure your building documentation meets minimum standards

Ensure your building documentation meets minimum standards
7 Non-Technical CPD

Ensure your building documentation meets minimum standards

21/10/2021 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM ADST



Design Matter's workshop on Improving Building Permit Documentation aims to assist participants to ensure your building documentation meets minimum standards. The session includes the use and benefits of a specification, and deals with a variety of documentation-related matters including:

  • Identifying compliance issues early in the design process
  • Dealing with reports and consents and building appeals
  • Producing compliant working drawings
  • Impact of Part 3 and 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'
  • Australian Standards.


Geoff Hoare
Graaph Design

Geoff Hoare is a Past President and Life Member of Design Matters (BDAV). He runs Graaph Design, a successful, award-winning building design firm. Geoff served on the Building Practitioners Board for 11 years up to it being wound up in 2016, and still assists the VBA when called upon. During his BPB activities, he was involved in the audit of Building Designers, as well as inquiries involving Registered Building Practitioners, and also carried out more than 1,200 draftsperson registration assessments. He also prepared VCAT expert evidentiary reports on behalf of the BPB in defence of rejected application appeals. Geoff is a passionate advocate for ensuring all designers continually improve their professionalism, and all his presentations for the BDAV have always been highly acclaimed. This is a great opportunity to learn from this very experienced and highly-respected professional.


CPD Points: 7 CPD Non-Technical points. This will be recorded in Design Matters Members' CPD Manager within 5 business days following the event.

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