(Formal CPD) DBP Act and Regulation – Procurement

(Formal CPD) DBP Act and Regulation – Procurement


(Formal CPD) DBP Act and Regulation - Procurement

1.5 Formal CPD Points
Available On Demand  


Co-hosted by Engineers Australia, this course provides practitioners with critical information direct from Building Commissioner David Chandler, Digital Director of Construct NSW Yin Man, the Institute's NSW Chapter President Laura Cockburn, and Engineers Australia's Karlie Collis.



This presentation is equivalent to 1.5 hours/points of formal CPD and will deliver outcomes related to the following Competency/s from the National Standard of Competency for Architects:

2015 Competencies:

3.4 Design response incorporates assessment of relevant legislation, codes and industry standards.
4.4 Inclusion of expertise of relevant specialists and consultants in developing the project design. 
4.5 Investigation and integration of appropriate structural, construction, service and transport systems in the project design. 

5.3 Evaluation and integration of regulatory requirements. 
6.3 Incorporation of the project requirements and objectives in accordance with Project Brief and approved Detailed Design. 
6.5 Nomination of quality and performance standards with regard to selected materials, finishes, fittings components and systems. 
6.8 Project documentation is in accordance with, and appropriate to, the project contract and project procurement procedure.

Project Delivery:
7.4 Selection of procurement method incorporates assessment of the impact on selection, contracting and scope of work of consultants and specialist service providers.
8.3 Identification and application of the process and administration systems needed to fulfil all obligations under project contract.
8.7 Identification and application of appropriate and consistent systems for record keeping and maintenance of document revisions.

Practice Management:
9.2 Knowledge and application of practice resources required to ensure efficient and effective professional service.
9.3 Identification and application of practice systems and quality management systems to facilitate efficient and timely delivery of architectural services in accordance with project objectives. 
9.7 Knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements and obligations in regard to architectural practice, practice management and registration as an architect.

2021 Competencies:

Practice Management and Professional Conduct:
PC 2 Implement practice resources and apply ethical employment practice methods and quality assurance systems to facilitate efficient, consistent and timely delivery of architectural services. 
PC 5 Be able to apply essential elements of a client architect agreement across the range of procurement methods in relation to their appropriateness to the scale and type of the project, including alternatives for partial services and the engagement of secondary and sub-consultants. 
PC 9 Be able to apply contemporary and emerging building procurement methods. This involves identifying the most appropriate form of delivery for a project, including risks, mitigation and adaptation strategies, and integrating appropriate construction contracts and consultancy contracts and/or agreements. 
PC 11 Be able to assess, recommend and/or select an appropriate procurement process, with consideration for its impact on all phases of a project – including design, documentation and project delivery – and provide advice to the client in terms of the level of scope of service for consultants. 
PC 14 Be able to identify and apply construction services provisions and/or construction administration systems needed to fulfil all obligations appropriate to the procurement process in accordance with the terms of the agreement. PC 32 Be able to apply planning principles and statutory planning requirements to the site and conceptual design of the project. 

Detailed Design and Construction Documentation:
PC 41 Be able to coordinate and integrate input from specialists and consultants into the detailed design and documentation. 
PC 45 Be able to nominate and integrate quality and performance standards with regard to selected materials, finishes, fittings, components and systems, considering the impact on Country and the environment, and the whole life carbon impact of the project. This includes integrating life cycle assessments and other expertise and advice from consultants. 
PC 46 Be able to produce project documentation that meets the requirements of the contract and procurement process and complies with regulatory controls, building standards and codes, and conditions of construction and planning approvals. 

Design Delivery and Construction Phase Services:
PC 48 Be able to select and implement project administration systems, based upon an assessment of the selected procurement method and its implications on project delivery. 
PC 52 Be able to apply the principles and mechanisms implicit in the selected procurement method and associated construction contract(s), based on an understanding of the implications of differing contractual relationships. 
PC 55 Be able to apply appropriate and consistent systems for record keeping, document control and revision status during the construction phase. 


Learning Outcomes

At the end of this session participants should be able to:
Describe the Act/Regulation/Guidance/Ministerial order structure
Understand procurement and contract clauses for building classes affected
Understand the process of registration for architects as Design Practitioners
Discuss the programming, fees and staging of projects and materials.


David Chandler OAM

NSW Building Commissioner

David Chandler OAM was appointed NSW Building Commissioner in 2019 after an impressive forty year career in the Australian construction industry. In his capacity as NSW Building Commissioner David is improving the quality of construction and restoring trust in the industry through leading the delivery of Construct NSW, in collaboration with the sector. David was awarded an Order of Australia Medal in 1989 for his services to the construction industry.  


Yin Man

Digital Director, Construct NSW

Yin has over 20 years’ experience in driving digital transformation across financial, cultural and Government sectors. She is passionate about enabling real-time data and analytics to augment business capabilities and efficiency levels. Her previous experience includes leading the HealtheNet Program for eHealth to enable information sharing across hospitals, community health services, primary care and the national health record, myHealth. In her last role before joining the Office of the Building Commissioner, she led the replacement of NSW’s legacy child protection system.



Vanessa Carmody-Smith

Program Manager Education, Office of the Building Commissioner

Vanessa is leading the education transformation of the building and construction industry for the Office of the Building Commissioner. She is driving collaboration with educators and industry professionals to develop an innovative digital learning platform and energise training and education standards across the industry.  
Vanessa brings previous experience in government regulation, including legislative reform, litigation, and regulatory compliance, along with her passion for customer-centric transformation programs. In addition to driving education uplift in the Office of the Building Commissioner, she has recently implemented licensing reforms for NSW Fair Trading and implemented the NSW Ombudsman’s recommendations from the Home Building Licensing Scheme.    



Laura Cockburn

NSW Chapter President, Australian Institute of Architects

Laura is a Director at Conrad Gargett and NSW Chapter President of the Australian Institute of Architects. She has a keen interest in the collaborative approach to design that underpins her work. She has significant experience in successfully leading teams from master planning and concept design through to contract documentation and construction on complex large projects in the Defence and Infrastructure sector. Laura has been an active member of the NSW Procurement Working Group and has been extensively involved in industry groups working with the Office of the Building Commissioner.



Karlie Collis

Engineers Australia

Karlie Collis graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2004 with a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), Karlie has been working at Northrop Consulting Engineers in Newcastle. As an Associate, Karlie enjoys taking an active role in strategic planning and formation of company policy. Karlie takes a participative approach to leadership as she actively seeks to encourage the best performance and participation from her teams. A strong believer in leading by example, Karlie is committed to promoting the profile of engineers within the community. Karlie is passionate about “giving back” to the profession. She was President of the Division in 2013 and is Past Chair of the Structural College Board. Karlie keenly fosters new talent through mentoring while encouraging students to consider an engineering career choice. Karlie advocates for a collaborative approach to engineering to ensure the goal of “the best solution to the problem” can always be achieved.



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