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BDAQ EXECUTIVE President Greg Pershouse Phone: 07 4151 8350 Email: greg@designgp.com.au Vice President Colin Roe Phone: 07 3203 7045 Email: colinroe@bigpond.com Secretary Arthur Martin Phone: 07 4662 1403 Email: arthur@martindesign.com.au Treasurer Ian Darnell Phone: 07 4661 3714 Email: darnell@nspire.com.au Northern Vice President Brad Owens Phone: 07 4772 4205 Email: bowe6163@bigpond.net.au

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PROFESSIONALISM THE KEY TO SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS When it comes to building design, it is usually the professionalism displayed within the design office that will determine the quality of the outcome. A building design project that begins with an effective contract of engagement and proceeds through the design and documentation process using quality procedures and check lists has the best chance to be completed to the satisfaction of the client, to comply with the client brief and legislation and lead to a trouble free construction process. In the current economic climate it is only natural for consumers to choose products and services based primarily on price. The flip side is that shortcuts taken during the design to deliver documentation at a price, have the potential to cost ten or more times the amount saved on the drawings during construction. Technology, building products, construction processes and, of course, legislation are all changing at a rapid rate and the building designer must take effective steps to keep up with the changes. Failure to do so will result in costly delays, inefficient construction programs or worse. The Building Designers Association of Queensland has a number of programs which provide members

plenty of opportunity to operate a truly professional practice and to keep up to date with all the changes and also to show the world that they do so. Simply by displaying the BDAQ member logo, building designers show that they care about the profession and are provided with enough information to keep up to date. Members can take a further step and sign up to be recognised as a chartered member. In doing so these members promise to operate with a contract of engagement that is fair to everybody, to treat all clients well and to do their best to create good design and documentation for every project. Chartered members are also required to undertake a minimum level of professional development each year. From 1 July 2009, all chartered members will be required to recommit to the chartered member agreement and thereafter to renew that agreement annually. This will allow the professional development program to be audited each year and give consumers confidence that those listed as chartered members on www.bdaq.com.au and www.findadesigner.com.au are doing what is necessary to be able to continue to operate professional building design practices.

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With the current focus on sustainable and energy efficient buildings, the Building Designers Association has introduced specific training in sustainable building design. Members who undertake the training that has been delivered in South East Queensland during April and will be provided for regional areas later in 2009 are accredited as EcoDesign Smart Building Designers.

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Consumers who are seeking energy efficient and sustainable home design will also be able to find EcoDesign Smart Building Designers on the web-sites noted above. When visiting designers’ offices, they can look for the logos displayed below and accompanying certificates to be sure of dealing with designers who are seeking to provide the best in professional service. Members have a great opportunity to kickstart their 2010 program at the mid-year professional development program at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Friday 24 and Saturday 25 July. Details and registration forms are included with the mail out of this magazine.

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BDAQ members are advised that the 2009 Annual General Meeting will be held as follows: Time: 3.50 pm Date: Friday 24th July 2009 Location: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (Cnr Merivale & Glenelg Sts., Southbank)

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A curved timber walkway across a pond, under a rendered canopy with skylights above, leads to the lustrous front door.Timber textures are combined with stacked stone features throughout, complementing the warm, neutral colour scheme and tropical landscaping. Ensuring maximum views from every part of the house, the open plan living, kitchen and dining areas are located on the upper level along with the pool. Glazing is used throughout to enhance the view without compromising privacy. The kitchen boasts a custom designed island bench that coordinates with the other joinery throughout the home. It features concealed blue neon lighting which permeates through the timber slats to create a spectacular effect. Beside the main staircase leading to the lower level is a porthole window which looks into the pool. The family room opens out to the rear lawn and garden area through generous bi-fold doors. Every part of the home caters for luxury and views. The family room looks onto a landscaped water feature tucked beneath the pool on the upper level. Emanating luxury and tranquillity, the tropical styling of this home lets it fit perfectly into the beachside location. 100

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Last issue I touched on tangible expenditure items which could be reduced, even in the short term, to help you through the GEC. However for those with staff we know this is the big ticket item which could be examined and possibly reduced. For business owners, a way to reduce expenses can often mean reducing hours and/or staff numbers; and believe me, owners think long and hard before doing this especially in regional communities where the effects of this decision can be felt not just in the office but everywhere (in the shops, who they meet on the street etc). So the GEC could be an opportunity to release any 'deadwood or drifters' who may exist in your organisation, or at least address performance issues to see where this path takes you. Generally no owners like addressing conflict/performance issues with staff. Owners are great people with kind hearts but unfortunately by not addressing unacceptable behaviour as soon as it occurs, this behaviour continues which creates resentment and reduces productivity across the organisation. But this is not the time for carrying people as it should be all shoulders to the wheel. Remember, there is no I in TEAM. So let's be really honest and REFLECT 100

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The pool at the back of the home is set down on a lower level, following the slope of the land and reducing the impact on the site. Externally the lineal element of the rendered finish and tiles is accented by extensive use of decorative mouldings. The block and beam detail under the soffits was modelled on a traditional Spanish construction style. The result is a home of traditional style using modern materials and finishes typifying style and elegance.

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STANDING AS A DEPICTION OF LAIDBACK QUEENSLAND LIVING IS THE EXQUISITE TWO STOREY “REILLY RESIDENCE� BY MICHAEL RUSSELL, LOCATED AT RIVER HEADS. SET on a long and narrow block with a steep decline away from the street, the executive home features glimpses of Fraser Island and the Great Sandy Straits, as well as views of the mouth of the Mary and Susan rivers.

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Weathertex puts sustainably and durability at the forefront of all our products to ensure natural, ecofriendly timber products are delivered within Australia and around the world.

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The reconstituted wood fibre product used in Weathertex is the only product of its kind in the world, containing absolutely no artificial glues or binders such as formaldehyde or other resins. Weathertex is produced from 100% reconstituted timber from sustainable new growth Australian hardwood in its ISO 9001certified process. All hardwood sourced for the production of Weathertex products comes from local new growth forests within 150 kilometres of the Weathertex Factory. Weathertex continues to ensure the reconstituted natural hardwood used in our products is sourced from local thinnings and managed forests. No old growth hardwood is ever used in our production process to ensure the source of our timber has minimal environmental impact to avoid depletion of our natural resources. And because only forest thinnings are used in the production process, trees that are waste product of sawn timber harvesting can be utilised, rather than wasted. One of Weathertex's main suppliers of timber is Forests NSW. Forests NSW has an ISO 14001—2004—Environmental Management System in place and is certified to AS 4708—2007 Forest Management—Economic, Social, Environmental and Cultural Criteria and requirements for wood production, known as The Australian Forestry Standard (AFS). The AFS, which is internationally recognised through the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), provides the community with an assurance that a certified forest is sustainably managed. The mission statement of State Forests clearly states that they will manage forests in an environmentally responsible manner. This is demonstrated by the detailed harvesting plans which are prepared for each forest compartment before any timber is removed. In addition, the primer applied to Weathertex is a polyurethane modified water-based coating. It does not contain lead, organic solvents or other toxic constituents. Furthermore, because of its natural composition, Weathertex is recyclable and biodegradable.

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FLOOR PLAN DESIGNED FOR LUXURY AND DURABILITY, THE LIVING LABORATORY IS A SENSATIONAL ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE HOME BY WILL COLLINS AND IS LOCATED AT THE ECOVILLAGE IN THE CURRUMBIN VALLEY. Recycled materials play a massive role in the home with recycled HWD featuring in the decking, joists, bearers and doors throughout. Pavers, windows, doors and bench tops were also sourced from recycled materials. Crafted solid rock is used as thermal mass within the home to aid temperature control, as well as providing interesting aesthetics to the interior of the home. Recycled aluminium French doors with vent panels and bi-fold doors are used extensively to ensure maximum ventilation and natural light within the residence. Also aiding the climate control is the polished concrete floor with Hydronic piping allowing for hot or cold water to be pumped through according to the season. Externally, Ecoply cladding and non toxic Rockcote paints were used to ensure minimal impact on the environment, while the curved roof and vibrant colour highlights provide a point of difference to the faรงade.

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Neighbourhood Planning and Development Assessment Committee Chair Amanda Cooper encouraged people planning to buy, sell, renovate or develop a property to visit the new website www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/planningandbuilding as their first port of call for information on planning and building in the Brisbane area. “We've completely overhauled the Planning and Development website to make the content more accessible and relevant for visitors to the site,” Cr Cooper said.

“Everyone from home owners, engineers, town planners, real estate agents, conveyancers, property developers, 'do it yourself' renovators and architects will benefit from the updated site.”

Cr Cooper said improving the planning and building information online would help Brisbane City Council to achieve its goal of becoming Australia's most efficient development assessment authority by 2010.

There is now plenty of useful, simple information such as how to get started on Council approval for common building projects such as building carports and garages, decks and sheds.

“Other initiatives introduced include RiskSMART, a simple, fast way to get low-risk development proposals approved by Council online,” Cr Cooper said.

“A step-by-step guide on how to prepare a development application, including tips on how to avoid assessment delays and how to get development approval for large developments is also included,” Cr Cooper said.

“The success of this process has been outstanding with more and more people using the fast-track process and obtaining approval within five working days.

“This feedback has been used to create a much clearer, concise layout with more straightforward information.

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The upgrade is the largest single upgrade of Brisbane City Council website content with around 290 pages being altered to some extent. Other improvements to the website include:

“Customer testing on the new layout, simplified content and navigation has found it is now much easier and quicker for people to find the information they need.

“Council conducted significant research with a range of people, from homeowners and 'do it yourself' renovators to town planners, architects and certifiers to understand what people wanted from the site.

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“You will save a lot of time and money in the end process if all the documentation is correctly completed the first time.”

l Guidelines divided into project types – whether residential, large residential, commercial or industrial enable quick access to the information required l Step-by-step guidelines for common building projects l Easy access to planning and building rules incorporating State Government requirements and Council's rules and assessment criteria, including Council's City Plan to manage growth and change in Brisbane l Clearer links to information on larger building projects such as subdivisions, commercial development and industrial projects for largerscale developers and industry professional l An outline of the roles of different professional in the process and when to contact them, for example, a building certifier, draftsperson, architect or landscape architect.

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Section 25 of the Building Act 1975 requires that supporting documents (plans) must show how the proposed works will comply with the building assessment provisions. Section 30 of the Act states the relevant building assessment provisions, including the Building Code of Australia, Queensland Development Code, planning scheme provisions and any other building assessment provisions contained within a regulation.

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A further point to note however are some of the additional requirements that apply to supporting documents, specifically s.25 (2) (iii) that requires that supporting documents state any concurrence agency requirements. In relation to designers, some common

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examples of where concurrence agency involvement in a part of the building assessment process may arise as contained within Schedule 2, Table 1 of the Integrated Planning Regulations include; Ÿ Workplaces involving spray painting, Ÿ Land Contiguous to a Statecontrolled road, Ÿ Childcare centres where an alternative solution is proposed, Ÿ Queensland or local heritage places, Ÿ Amenity and aesthetics impacts, Ÿ Design and siting relaxations. With reference to these concurrence agencies, it is noted that a many cases a specific QDC exists that provides minimum requirements for the scope of the development. For example MP 5.8 of the QDC contains the requirements for workplaces involving spray painting, MP 5.4 contains the requirements for child care centres and MP 1.2 contains the minimum siting standards. Thus, as the Building Act requires that plans submitted for approval must reflect any concurrence agencies relevant authorizations that are necessary for the development, building designers should acquaint themselves with the requirements of the Act and relevant supporting codes and standards. Copies of the relevant sections of the QDC can be found on the Department of Infrastructure and Planning website http://www.dip.qld.gov.au/index. Vegetation Clearing in Queensland One of the many types of State Government intervention that may impact upon the issuing of a development permit for building works (and the subsequent construction time frames) relates to the clearing of native vegetation. This is of particular relevance following the introduction of the State Government regrowth clearing moratorium effective 8 April 2009. In relation to building work, The Integrated Planning Act 1997, Schedule 8 provides that the clearing of vegetation in certain cases is operational works, but does not require an approval.

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The concession only applies to Ÿ detached dwellings and reasonably associated buildings or structures (such ant.s garages, carports or swimming pools). Therefore, any other development (such as duplexes, packing sheds, units, commercial premises) do not benefit from this exemption, Ÿ For the concession to apply, a building approval would need to be granted. This means that if the building requires approvals prior to a building approval (such as a relaxation or planning approval from the local authority) the concession is not allowed and approval for clearing needs to be obtained, Ÿ A blanket exemption exists for public housing. It is of further interest to note that under Part 6 of the IPA, public housing is made exempt from planning assessment.

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If your development does not fall within any of these categories, prior approval will be required from the Department of Natural Resources and Water. Fortunately, it is a simple matter to check if a property has any vegetation or ecology overlays. Email the property description to http://www.epa.qld.gov.au/nature_cons ervation/biodiversity/regional_ecosyste ms/introduction_and_status/Regional_E cosystem_Maps/ and the department will email back a regional ecosystem map listing any potential ecological triggers. As the approval period has the potential to delay the project, we consider that it would be prudent for design professionals to undertake checks at the commencement of the project, rather than having the certifier discover these issues at the approval stage. If you require any additional information in relation to this or any other development processes our office can be contacted via the details below.

The relevant clause reads in part; For clearing native vegetation on freehold land and indigenous land (c) to the extent necessary for building on a lot, other than indigenous land, a single residence, and any reasonably associated building or structure, if the building of the residence— (i) is building work for which a development permit for a building development application has been issued; or (ii) is building work mentioned in part 2, table 1, item 1; or (iii) is development to which chapter 5, part 6 applies; or

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