Building Stronger Foundations

Submission cover sheet

  • Name of organisation or individual making this submission

    David Baggs LFRAIA

  • Authorised delegate/contact person

    David Baggs

  • Position


  • Organisation

    Chrome Skye Consulting Pty Ltd

Questions on possible options

  1. What kind of plans should be signed off and declared by a statutory declaration?

    All designed for habitation.

  2. Should a statutory declaration accompany all variations to plans or only major variations?

    All variations

  3. How should plans be provided to, or accessed by, the Building Commissioner?

    Digitally, pdf.

  4. In what circumstances would it be difficult to document performance solutions and their compliance with the BCA?

  5. What would the process for declaring that a building complies with its plans look like?

    Designer/Architect Builder Certifier

  6. What kind of role should builders play in declaring final building work?

    Subservient role to Principal Certifying Authority

  7. Which builders involved in building work should be responsible for signing off on buildings?

    None as final sign off of habitable or multi-story buildings

  8. Are existing licensing regimes appropriate to be accepted as registration for some builders and building designers, such as architects, for the new scheme?

    No. Building Designers should be registered.

  9. What should be the minimum requirements for a registration scheme?

    Qualification as a minimum and then additional experience for progressively more complex work.

  10. What form of insurance should be mandatory for ‘building designers’? Why?

    Same as for architects

  11. What kinds of minimum requirements should be prescribed for the insurance policy (for example, value, length of cover, etc.)?

    Same as for architects

  12. What skills should be mandatory for ‘building designers’?

  13. Which categories of building practitioners should owe a duty of care?


  14. What should be the scope of the duty of care? Should it apply to all or certain types of work? If so, which work?


  15. What types of consumers should be owed a duty of care?


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