What do the NCC changes mean for your business?

What do the NCC changes mean for your business?
CPD Technical

What do the NCC changes mean for your business?

05/05/2023 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM AWST




What do the NCC changes mean for your business?

Join a panel of your go-to colleagues in an open, interactive forum event focused on the upcoming changes to the NCC and what this means for your business. This session is an opportunity to drill down into the technical detail of what to expect, how this affects the way you design and solutions for a smooth transition, well before mandatory adoption. Energy Assessors will get an action plan to prepare for the energy efficiency aspects, and the forum will be designed for everyone to participate. Helping you navigate the NCC changes are Karl Russell, Richard Scott, David Lenkic and Keira Nicholson.

We know our membership has a million burning questions when it comes to the NCC so we're giving you the opportunity to shape this event with the information most relevant to you. Please email Sam at [email protected] with anything you'd like our panelists to discuss. Don’t be shy—all questions are welcome and we encourage a diverse topic range; we want everyone to walk away from this event with all the tools you need for a smooth, stress-free NCC transition. 


Karl Russell – Building Surveyor 

Director of Russell Building Approvals which is a multidisciplinary building surveying practice located in Perth. RBA provides a range of services through our business which are certification, energy efficiency, bush-fire assessments, engineering and building design.

Prior to setting up of Russell Building Approvals Karl worked for various local councils in Western Australia such as City of Swan, City of Vincent and City of Stirling where he obtained a wide range of experience from all of these very different councils. Prior to the last 14 years of working in Australia Karl worked for various construction companies and building designers. 

Karl has a Graduate Certificate in Performance Based Building Codes (Fire Engineering) from Victoria University in Melbourne a Masters in Construction and Project Management from Queen's University Belfast and a Bachelor of Science (HONS) in Building Surveying from Dundalk Institute of Technology. 

Richard Scott – LHA Assessor 

Richard comes from a civil engineering, project manager, and mechanical design background giving him a very practical and functional approach to accessible standards and requirements. His transition to Access Consulting was made in 2017 when he wanted to take on work that had more day to day implications while working towards something he felt was noble. His hands-on previous experience working on site with builders, project managers, and developers, gives him very strong relationships with clients as he’s able to align expectations as well as translate access requirements to the uninitiated.

Richard has provided DDA advice to a range of projects at a Local & National. It is his practical knowledge of applying the Australian Standards to the principles of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) across all building types, transport and urban design which include: Planning and Design Reviews, Masterplan submission, Performance Solutions. Extensively, Richard has reviewed and documented reports for; Universal Design, Council Development Controls, State Planning Policies, as well as run CPD presentations. 

David Lenkic – Energy Assessor

David has a decade of experience providing energy assessments and design consultation for builders and architects. Through education on thermal design principles and the regulations in the NCC, his goal is to help you design energy-efficient homes and obtain building approval.


  • Assessor accreditation through HERA

  • Engineering degree from the University of Adelaide (MechT)

Keira Nicholson – Building Designer

Keira is passionate about design and accessibility for Residential, Commercial, and medical fit outs.

Her knowledge of building codes is extensive and is regularly sought out by others in the industry for her knowledge and design skills. 

Her specialty is focusing on wellbeing and accessibility within the built environment. Also, a registered LHA Assessor Keira can assist designers and builders in implementing or understanding guideline requirements or complete LHA certifications. 

Friday 5th May

9.30am - 12.30pm

The Westin Hotel, Perth

Lunch provided


CPD Points: 4 Non Technical CPD point. This will be recorded in Design Matters Members' CPD Manager within 5 business days following the event.

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