Medium rise building means the following classes of building, but does not include a building that is Type A construction for the purposes of a class 4, 5, 6, 7a, 7b and 8 building—
- (a) a class 2 building or a building containing a part of a class 2 building that has a rise in storeys of no more than 3,
- (b) for a building in relation to which the ground level or first storey of the building is classified as a class 7a building—a class 2 building or a building containing a part of a class 2 building that has a rise in storeys of no more than 4.
The BDAA supports the Design & Building Practitioners Regulations 2021 where Building Designers are permitted to design buildings up to and including three (3) storeys. BDAA would be of the view that BDAA Building Designer Accreditation should be referenced as per Low Rise Diversity Code and include Building Designers with medium rise and open level accreditation as Principal Design Practitioners