Helping Developers and Builders of Class 2 Residential Projects in NSW achieve an OC
Getting construction projects on track to achieving and obtaining Occupancy Certificate so the project can settle on time and avoid late settlement fees has become more challenging with the introduction of recent new reforms from the NSW government.
Our experienced team supports builders and developers to achieve OC on time and save money.
We get your Construction Projects on track
JAPM provides assistance to builders and developers of class 2 multi-level residential buildings.
Our core services include:
Compile the documentation needed to comply with the Building Commissioners Audit
Run workshops to present uploading procedures for the documentation needed
Act as quality control to verify all documentation is correct, consistent and organised
Prepare the site team for the Building Commissioners Audit
Conduct meeting with PCA, developer, builder and relevant stakeholders
Prepare the site team for on-the-spot questions from the Building Commissioners Audit Team
Foster a positive environment and on-site team atmosphere
We advise developers and builders on how to establish the correct procedures to comply with the requirements of the reforms and document the building works to meet the new legislation requirements.
The Building Commissioners Audit focuses on 5 Building Elements that are required to be correctly designed, built, and documented:
Structure, External Cladding / Façade, Essential Services: Fire Services / Mechanical / Electrical / Drainage, Waterproofing
Overall, we provide support across the 5 building elements to achieve OC on time!
Need help to be ready for your OC Audit?
Conduct site inspection with the Building Commissioners Audit in mind
Issue a report with areas of concern to consider for the Building Commissioners Audit
Undertake site visits to anticipate any issue
Support and advise on-site organisation and cleanliness
Establish the appropriate on-site procedures
Comply with the NSW reforms with ease
Changes brought by the Residential Apartment Buildings (Compliance and Enforcement Powers) Act 2020 (RAB Act) which came into effect on 1st September 2020 and the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (DBP Act) which has come into effect 1st July 2021 have highly impacted the building and construction industry in NSW.
The legislation is currently applicable where a building, or part of the building, is a Class 2 - multi-unit residential building.
Wondering how it applies to your project?
Save hundreds of thousands of dollars by avoiding late settlement
The Office of the Building Commissioner has been targeting builders and developers that are constructing Class 2 multi-level residential projects in NSW. The commissioner and his team are working hard to eradicate poor workmanship and non-compliance with the Australian Standards and the BCA.
This is raising a lot of challenges for builders and developers to comply and achieve OC in time to avoid late settlement.
Do you need assistance with the Building Commissioner Audit?
Melrose Park, Sekisui House
As the Superintendent on this project, we were already participating in continuously verifying building compliance processes and documentation from the beginning of the project.
What we delivered:
We compiled the documentation requested and provided this to the Building Commissioners Audit Team in an organised manner.
We undertook site visits to verify any issues that could raise questions. Site visits prior to the audit pushed the builder to undergo a deep organisation and clean-up process.
JAPM conducted meetings with the PCA, Client, and Builder to prepare the response to the Building Commissioners Audit Team including input from all stakeholders.
The Building Commissioner was impressed with the organisation and the on-site teamwork atmosphere. Our efforts to maintain a positive environment with the site team were recognised.
Pinnacle Schofields, The Bathla Group
Consultant to prepare the site team for the OC audit conducted by the Building Commissioners Audit Team.
What we delivered:
JAPM conducted a site inspection with the same objectives as the Building Commissioners Audit Team.
We issued a report identifying the items of concern to provide responses and rectification prior to the Audit.
Participated in site team meetings to advise on what to expect and best way to respond to on-the-spot questions of the audit team, and also advised on-site organisation and cleanliness.
JAPM conducted a workshop with the client to present uploading procedures for the requested documentation.
We acted as quality control and verified that all was correct, consistent, and organised.
Most of the items noted on the audit report had been previously pointed out in JAPMs initial inspection report, and corrective actions were already in progress.
“The work provided by JAPM was beyond my expectations. They provided a comprehensive and well-documented process that allowed the management of areas of concern regarding processes and onsite issues prior to the Building Commissioners Audit. They also ensured we were very well prepared for on-the-spot questions during the Audit and helped with post-audit actions, ensuring that the project passed the Audit process with flying colours. We wouldn't go with anyone else moving forward!"
Simon Adams, Project Director Sekisui House
“The JAPM team was highly professional and responsive during the time working with them.
The level of expertise and highly professional advice led to the successful completion of the project Audit from the Building Commissioners Office.
Without their help, we could not have achieved OC on time and subsequently saved thousands of dollars"
Jason Pittman, Development Director
Achieve OC on time and Save Money
Each day you don’t settle could cost between $20,000 to $50,000.
That’s between $140,000 to $350,000 per week depending on the size of the project.
Let us help you setup your processes, establish the appropriate on-site procedures, have the correct documentation in place to comply with the reforms to achieve OC and settle on time!
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