Relationship with Building Acts & Links

The Tasmanian Building Act 2000 and Building Regulations 2004 require building practitioners (builders, architects, engineers, designer and building surveyors) who take responsibility for any part of the building process for projects costing more than $5000 that require a building permit to be accredited.

The Tasmanian Government is undertaking a comprehensive review of the building regulatory framework to ensure that only the regulation which is still relevant to Tasmania today and into the future remains part of the framework.  Further details including the Board’s submission to the Review are available at: http://www.justice.tas.gov.au/building/regulation/building_regulatory_framework_review

To be accredited as an architect under the Building Act, you must first be registered as an architect with the Board.

For more details on the Building Act and how to become accredited, please refer to:

http://www.justice.tas.gov.au/licensing_and_accreditation/architects.

 

The Scope of work for selected accredited building practitioners under the Tasmanian Building Act:

Architect Architectural design and documentation for all components of building work associated with buildings of unrestricted size.
Building Designer – Architectural Restricted Architectural design and documentation of Classes 1&10, and Classes 2-9 up to 3 storeys with a maximum floor area of 2000m2, and refurbishments of any storey.
Building Designer – Architectural Limited Architectural design and documentation of Class 1 & 10 buildings, and Class 2 – 9 buildings of up to 2 storeys with a maximum floor area of 2000 m2.
Building Designer – Architectural Domestic Architectural design and documentation of Class 1 & 10 buildings.
Construction Manager – Low Rise (1) Manage building work on a Class 1 and Class 10 building, and(2) Manage building work on Classes 2 to 9 buildings of Type Cconstruction with a gross floor area not exceeding 2,000 m2.
Construction Manager – Medium Rise (1) Manage building work on a Class 1 and Class 10 building, and(2) Manage building work to a maximum of 3 storeys, but not including Type A construction on classes 5 to 9 buildings.
Construction Manager – Open (1) Manage building work on all classes of buildings.