Understand the National Construction Code, and its updates and impact on your project from Relative Building Surveyor, Laura Terrnova, from Deemed to Perform Consulting.
This episode is part of a special series on the National Construction Code, and NCC 2022.
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Hello! This is episode 289, and I’m talking with Building Surveyor, Laura Terrnova, Director of Deemed to Perform Consulting.
Laura is a consultative Building Surveyor. What does this mean?
Well, you’ll hear more from Laura about this, but in short, Laura’s role on projects is to help homeowners navigate their building approvals more confidently and efficiently by understanding how their design and construction choices will impact their compliance with the National Construction Code.
Building Surveyor is a Victorian term. In other locations, this role can be known as a Building Certifier.
In this episode, Laura will share what you need to know about this role, about achieving your building approvals, and especially how the latest updates to the National Construction Code need to be understood in the context of your project.
And in the next episode, Laura will step us through the process of achieving Performance Solutions, something that will become more and more important to understand in building approval processes for projects.
Laura is Victorian based, but what she shares is applicable throughout Australia, and we try to generalise the terminology where possible.
This is super helpful information from someone who is helping homeowners navigate this every day in the role she performs on projects, and who has really had to dive into the weeds of the National Construction Code updates as well!
Now, let’s dive in!
Let me introduce you to Laura Terrnova.
With over 17 years in the building and construction industry, Laura brings a unique and refreshing approach to building surveying.
Laura is a VBA registered building surveyor and Australian Institute of Building Surveyors accredited member.
She has a highly regarded industry reputation, a proven record of quality outcomes and who specialises in all facets of the residential construction process.
Laura’s business, Deemed to Perform Consulting, offers a range of building consultancy services, ranging from full scope design handover package to one-off building surveying consultancy requirements.
Laura prides herself on conducting business in a transparent, ethical and professional manner with all stakeholders.
I was connected to Laura by friend of Undercover Architect, builder Hamish White from Sanctum Homes.
You may remember Hamish on the podcast discussing his projects, including a hempcrete home. Hamish consulted Laura and Deemed to Perform Consulting for assistance in building surveying on that project in particular, which was a challenging one given the materials and approach.
This and my next episode with Laura are really fantastic nuts and bolts information that break down the National Construction code structure, definitions and processes, so you can understand what’s involved for you and your project.
Let’s jump into Part 1 of my conversation with Laura.
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Please note, the links to some of these pages may be out of date or superseded as the NCC2022 adoption occurs, or (later) the NCC2022 is superseded by newer legislation.
National Construction Code 2022 >>> https://ncc.abcb.gov.au/editions/ncc-2022
NCC2022 state and territory adoption dates >>> https://abcb.gov.au/ncc-2022-state-and-territory-adoption-dates
NCC 2022 overview of key changes: articles >>> https://ncc.abcb.gov.au/ncc-2022-overview-key-changes-articles
Laura Terrnova, Deemed to Perform Consulting
- Website >>> https://deemedtoperform.com.au/
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