BDAQ represents, promotes, and advances the interests of all practicing building designers in Queensland. We aim to promote and maintain professional business standards amongst building designers as well as to provide opportunities to network within this building industry.
Builders, construction companies, developers, project managers, mums and dads, even architects use building designers to design their buildings and prepare all of the necessary working drawings and documentation needed for approval and construction.
BDAQ is also a member of the National Association of Building Designers (NABD). The NABD forms a national voice to promote and develop the profession of Building Design across Australia.
The mission of the BDAQ is to promote the pursuit of excellence and integrity within the building design profession and to support and promote building designers in Queensland working within a local, national and international context. BDAQ also endeavors to guide building designers to a position of respect and dignity in the design and building industries.
BDAQ was formed in 1990 to give recognition to a profession of critical importance to the building industry. It is estimated that between 75 and 80% of dwellings and around 45% of commercial buildings are designed by Building Designers. Only those licenced by the QBCC, registered architects or registered engineers are permitted to design buildings and prepare plans for builders or consumers in Queensland.