BYDA Damage Prevention Training & NATSPEC with Richard Choy

BYDA Damage Prevention Training & NATSPEC with  Richard Choy
CPD NatHERS Technical

Service Awareness and Damage Prevention Training Session

19/04/2023 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM AWST



This awareness session is to promote safety and safe practices around underground (and overhead) assets, crucial to every building designer and architect's business! Join us for training and Q&A on the FREE Before You Dig Australia platform as well as: 

  • About Before You Dig Australia (BYDA)
  • How and why damage occurs
  • What can you do to stay safe and avoid damages
  • The importance of safe excavation
  • Safe work practices
  • Legislative and Duty of Care requirements
  • How the referral BYDA service works
  • How to lodge a free BYDA enquiry


Richard Choy is well known to the Australian AEC industry. He is currently the CEO of NATSPEC, a not-for-profit organisation with the objective of improving construction quality. NATSPEC maintains the national building specification (NATSPEC), the national BIM documents (NATSPEC BIM), the national construction product register (NCPR), and the local government specifications for infrastructure (AUS-SPEC).
Richard has practiced within both engineering and architecture, sits on the Australian Building Codes Board, Australasian BIM Advisory Board, and is President of the International Construction Information Society. Richard has a pragmatic approach to design and believes in the societal benefits of good design. He believes that success requires knowledge, experience, and competence with a strong focus on client outcomes, without compromising values.
Richard was awarded the 2022 Australian Institute of Architect’s Queensland President’s Prize for service to the architectural profession.

Homebase, Subiaco Function Room. Refreshments and networking after the session




CPD Points: 2 NatHERS Technical CPD point. This will be recorded in Design Matters Members' CPD Manager within 5 business days following the event.

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