Building Approvals

What is a Building Approval?

A building approval is what you need before beginning construction on a building. In order to have your building approved, a certifier needs to ensure your design plans comply with the Building Code of Australia and Queensland’s Building and Plumbing Regulations. The assessment will check if the building design is safe, meets fire safety standards, will be protected from pests, is adequately sewered and drained and meets energy and water efficiency standards.

How Can Asset Economics Help?

Asset Economics has a team of qualified building certifiers who can conduct your assessment and approval. Our team will also prepare approval applications and liaise with your local government authorities, referral agencies, fire engineers and trade contractors where required. This makes the process much more simplified and takes the stress out of the building approval process. Asset Economics offers a full certification service of all class of buildings including Class 1 & 10 residential, Class 2 to 9 commercial, and Budget Accommodation Buildings.

As we keep up to date with all pending and proposed legislation, we are able to offer some cost saving advantages. This has saved our past clients huge amounts in the past as outlined in our case studies below:

Case Study 1

A client was staging a development for the construction of 155 retirement units, and pending legislation proposed changes to the energy efficiency regulations.

While keeping on top of the progress of the proposed changes, it became evident that the legislation would come into force, and would have a detrimental impact on our client’s remaining 115 units yet to be certified.

Our advice was to have the remaining 115 units certified as a whole and then propose staged construction. This effectively saved our client $1,500 per unit, a total of over $170,000.

Case Study 2

A client who owned a budget accommodation building was audited by the Queensland Fire & Rescue Service and it was found that the building did not meet the legislative requirements for compliance.

The client was faced with the options of either closing down the accommodation section or outlaying over $100,000 to bring the building into compliance. Our organisation prepared an alternative solution for the non-compliances that ended up costing the client just $20,000.

Not only was this a considerable saving, but he could also still operate the accommodation side of his business.

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