This qualification applies to building designers who undertake building design projects covered by the Building Code of Australia (BCA), except Construction Type A buildings. Building designers may specialise in residential projects, including new buildings, heritage restorations and additions or renovations. Ron undertakes commercial and industrial projects, such as factories, motels, offices, restaurants, retail and service outlets as well as warehouses. His set of skills and knowledge can be seen below.

CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Ron is able to carry out OHS requirements through safe work practices at any on or off-site construction workplace which requires the performance of work in a safe manner through awareness of risks and work requirements, and the planning and performance of safe work practices with concern for personal safety and the safety of others. He can identify and assess risks; identify hazardous materials and other hazards on work sites; plan and prepare for safe work practices; apply safe work practices; and follow emergency procedures

CPPBDN5009A Produce compliant client-approved designs for small-scale building design projects

Ron is able to prepare, consult on and refine designs for building design projects, covered by Building Code of Australia (BCA), except construction Type A buildings, to produce client-approved drawings that comply with planning approval requirements. He can also apply his creative design skills, knowledge of human lifestyles and cycles, knowledge of safe and sustainable construction materials and methods, including consultation and collaboration with technical experts such as structural engineers. Ron has the ability to plan, administer and produce design drawings; refine spatial, structural and technical elements of building designs; address health and safety issues in building designs; refine sustainable design elements of building designs; and obtain client approval of final design drawings

CPPBDN5011A Produce compliant client-approved working drawings for small-scale residential buildings

Ron has the ability to produce detailed working drawings of designs for residential buildings covered by the Building Code of Australia (BCA), except construction Type A buildings (the drawings are required for submission to the relevant authority for building approval and for use by construction personnel in the building process). Ron can liaise with clients and relevant authority to finalise the building approval process. Ron is able to plan, administer and prepare working drawings and production and submit and support building approval applications

CPPBDN5008A Develop concepts for small-scale building design projects and finalise solutions with clients

Ron is able to integrate design briefs and site analyses, apply knowledge of construction materials and methods, and use creativity and innovation skills to produce concept sketches for small-scale building design projects covered by the Building Code of Australia (BCA), except construction Type A buildings. He is also able to analyse project information to clarify design concepts; present concepts to clients, negotiate changes, prepare client-approved concept sketches and models as a basis for the ongoing design process. Ron is capable of consulting with clients to finalise design concepts

CPPBDN5003A Research compliance requirements for small-scale residential building design projects

Ron has the ability to research compliance requirements in different locations that apply to all residential building design projects covered by the Building Code of Australia (BCA), except construction Type A buildings, this covers research into local, state and federal government legislation and policies relating to planning and the environment, including zoning, and analysis of requirements in relation to client preferences and prospective design proposals. He is able to research requirements of applicable codes and standards and analyse compliance requirements

CPPBDN5005A Recommend sustainability solutions for small-scale building design projects

Ron is able to research current and incoming legislative requirements for environmental sustainability of buildings covered by the Building Code of Australia (BCA), except construction Type A buildings; and to clarify client preferences and budget, this covers reviewing site conditions, evaluating sustainability options, and recommending cost-effective options for sustainability to clients in order to meet compliance requirements and client preferences. Ron has the ability to research trends in sustainable design; assess clients’ sustainability requirements, preferences and budget; and evaluate and recommend design options for sustainability

CPPBDN5001A Research construction materials and methods for small-scale residential building design projects

Ron has the ability to research and evaluate existing, new and emerging construction materials and methods for all residential building design projects covered by the Building Code of Australia (BCA), except construction Type A buildings, this covers the development of an understanding of the range of construction materials and methods available and their application, performance and interaction. Ron can research materials and methods for structural elements; research materials and methods for building envelope; and research systems and components for services

CPPBDN5010A Negotiate and finalise planning approval for small-scale building design projects

Ron has the ability to consult with a planning authority regarding planning approval requirements for small-scale buildings covered by the Building Code of Australia (BCA), except construction Type A buildings; and to prepare and collate documentation for planning approval applications, this covers negotiation with the authority and the client regarding changes or additional requirements, and finalisation of the planning approval process. Ron can confirm planning approval application requirements; prepare and submit planning approval application; support application through approval process; and finalise planning approval process

CPPBDN5007A Inspect and analyse sites and produce measured drawings for small-scale building design projects

Ron is able to inspect sites for commercial, industrial and residential building design projects covered by the Building Code of Australia (BCA), except construction Type A buildings (site inspections are conducted to determine contours and measurements; existing conditions, structures, features and services; and neighbourhood characteristics). Ron is also capable of analysing sites; determining orientation and layout of building, access and egress points, and existing utilities and services infrastructure; and producing measured drawings. Ron is able to inspect sites for small-scale building design project; measure and record site dimensions; plot contours and cut and fill areas; and analyse site and produce measured drawings

CPPBDN5006A Consult with clients to produce approved small-scale building project design briefs

Ron has the ability to consult with clients to identify and clarify parameters, such as their vision for service level and requirements, preferences and budget for new building design projects covered by the Building Code of Australia (BCA), except construction Type A buildings. Ron can prepare for design brief consultations, consult clients to develop draft design briefs and finalise design briefs. He has capabilities in researching and presenting information that may affect the clients’ requirements, preferences and budget; applying knowledge of construction materials and methods; offering and negotiating creative design solutions; and developing a client-approved design brief for the new building design project

CPPBDN5004A Research compliance requirements for small-scale non-residential building design projects

Ron is able to research compliance requirements in different locations that apply to commercial and industrial building design projects covered by the Building Code of Australia (BCA), except construction Type A buildings. He can research requirements of applicable legislation, the requirements of applicable codes and standards, and analyse compliance requirements. Ron is able to research into local, state and federal government legislation and policies relating to planning and the environment, including zoning and analysis of requirements in relation to client preferences and prospective design proposals

CPPBDN5002A Research construction materials and methods for small-scale non-residential building design projects

Ron has the ability to research and evaluate existing, new and emerging construction materials and methods for all commercial and industrial building design projects covered by the Building Code of Australia (BCA), except construction Type A buildings (this covers the development of an understanding of the range of construction materials and methods available and their application, performance and interaction). Ron is able to research materials and methods for structural elements, research materials and methods for building envelope, and research systems and components for services.

CPPBDN5015A Produce compliant client-approved working drawings for non-residential buildings

Ron has the ability to produce detailed working drawings of designs for commercial and industrial buildings covered by the Building Code of Australia (BCA), except construction Type A buildings (the drawings are required for submission to the relevant authority for building approval and for use by construction personnel in the building process). Ron is able to liaise with clients and relevant authority to finalise building approval processes. He can plan and administer working drawing production, prepare working drawings and submit and support building approval application

CPPBDN5014A Contribute to construction and building design project finalisation processes

Ron has the ability to finalise small-scale building design projects covered by the Building Code of Australia (BCA), except construction Type A buildings. He is capable of supporting the construction process, conducting defect inspections of buildings, and communicating with the builder regarding defects on behalf of the client; and finalising and archiving the design project and reviewing processes and outcomes to inform improved quality assurance. Ron provides professional advice and support to clients and contractors during construction and inspects defects on behalf of his clients

CPPBDN5017A Produce 2-D drawings for building design projects using CAD software

Ron has the ability to produce two-dimensional (2-D) drawings for residential, commercial and industrial building design projects using computer-aided design (CAD) software. He understands that work in this area must be completed according to relevant legislative, industry and organisational requirements, including work health and safety (WHS) policies and procedures. Ron can create drawing template files, create 2D drawings, import files, edit drawing components, print CAD drawings, save and back up files and export files

CPPBDN5012A Produce and present 3-D models of small-scale building designs

Ron has the ability to produce three-dimensional (3-D) models for building design projects covered by the Building Code of Australia (BCA), except construction Type A buildings. He can demonstrate and discuss the representations with clients and stakeholders. Ron regularly sets up and manages digital files. As part of his tasks, he is capable of creating digital 3D models of building designs and producing 3D model presentations to then present to clients

CPPBDN5016A Produce and present rendered animations of 3-D models of small-scale building designs

Ron is able to produce rendered and animated fly-bys and walk-throughs of three-dimensional (3-D) models for small-scale building design projects covered by the Building Code of Australia (BCA), except construction Type A buildings. He can demonstrate and discuss rendered animations with clients and stakeholders. Ron can digitally render 3D models to photo-realistic quality, digitally animate 3D models and present rendered animations to clients

CPPBDN5013A Develop and collaborate on building information models for small-scale building design projects

Ron has the ability to develop three-dimensional (3-D) models of small-scale building design projects covered by the Building Code of Australia (BCA), except construction Type A buildings, into true building information models (BIM). He can add and adjust values of components of building designs, collaborating with consultants and contractors from other disciplines, working live within the model alongside other disciplines and create project documentation using modelling software programs. Ron can develop BIM project documentation, develop a BIM project and exchange and collaborate on project models