QLD – Hendry advises that the Building Act 1975 and Building Regulations 2006 by specific reference to referring authorities, Building Code of Australia (BCA) and Australia Standards, stipulates certain documents to be provided to a building certifier upon application for a building approval. Clients must be aware that the following Building Approval Documentation List is not an exhaustive list of requirements.

Due to the nature of your building and type of building works (building approval) being requested other criteria may be required by the building certifier, e.g. controlling authorities consents, the use of your building, alternative fire safety engineering and alternative performance solutions under the Building Code of Australia.

Building Approval Documentation

Document Required for Building Approval Issue (Description)

Copies Required

Required

Written description of proposed works and design intent statement for all services designs

1

Application IDAS Forms 1 & 2 (signed and completed)

1

Architectural drawings

3

Structural drawings and floor loads schedule

3

Computations – Structural

3

Design certifications – (structural and services) IDAS form 15

2

Soil report

3

Project specifications

3

Civil design (drainage and paving, etc.)

3

Landscape design

3

Drainage computations

3

Roof drainage computations

3

Copy of Title

2

Survey Plan with levels

3

Feature Survey Plan

3

Electrical design

3

Mechanical design

3

Hydraulic design

3

Fire service design

3

Sprinkler services design

3

Fire main computations

2

Fire main flow graph

3

Services specifications

3

A list of fire safety measures applicable to the building work

1

Authority Consents
– Easements
– Street projections
– Public protection
– Hoardings
– Building over public facility
– SWD discharge
– Septic tank
– Land liable to flooding
– Designated land
– Town Planning Demolition Consent
– Siting provisions

3

Electricity Authority – substation requirements

3

Fire Authority Consents
– Fire main
– Fire hydrants, pumps and tanks
– Fire hose reel
– Sprinklers
– Fire control centre/ room
– Control valves
– Booster assemblies
– Emergency vehicle access
– FIP
– Drencher systems
– Fire precautions during construction

3

Acoustic Engineers report on design

3

Curtain wall design, comps and design certification

3

Test reports for fire systems and products

3

Product information
– Fire rated systems
– Fire dampers
– Sprinkler heads
– Fan coil units
– FIP SSL Approval
– Detectors SSL Approval
– Emergency lights test certification
– Exit signs test certificate

3

Roof truss design

3

Town Planning Permit/ Development Consent plus drawings

3

Practitioner registration details/ qualifications

3

Cheque for Statutory payments

1

Proof of ownership

2

Protection work notifications for adjoining properties (to be determined)

3

Protection work methodology and process

3

Public protection drawings and details

5

Tower crane location, swing and installation details

3

Heritage Approval

3

Early fire hazard indices

3

Letter from Owner or the Authorised Representative requesting dispensation from the Deemed to Satisfy Provision of the BCA and/ or acceptance of Fire Engineering and Alternative Solutions Reports.

3

Fire Engineering Reports

3

Written description of demolition procedure

3

Demolisher’s experience and knowledge

3

Council property information (termites, areas prone to bushfire and flooding)

3

Report provided for demolition, relocation or re-erection works

3

Structural Report by Structural Engineer on existing conditions

3