A Certificate of Design Compliance (or otherwise known as a CDC or BA3) is the formal certification from a registered building surveyor declaring all drawings, specifications and technical documents for the proposed building or structure satisfies the applicable building standards.
The CDC is issued prior to submission of a BA1 – Application for Building Permit and is considered to therefore be a certified building application. A certified building application is to be submitted to the local government for all commercial (Class 2 – 9) buildings.
A CDC allows a building surveyor to input industry knowledge and experience at the design stage of the building process and expedites the submission through council saving time and money.
Please contact one of our building surveyors today on 0411 648 159 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how a Certificate of Design Compliance can benefit your next project!
For further information on when a Building Permit and CDC is required, please see our other FAQ posts