Building Management Consulting and Compliance

Our qualified staff inspects your premises and consult with you to provide a wide range of advice essential for Bodies Corporate. Star BMS are experts in the following:


Safety and Compliance

In Queensland, a body corporate is considered a “person conducting a business or undertaking” (PCBU) under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act) if it has management or control of a common area of a strata-titled property, such as a unit complex or apartment building.

A Body Corporate can be a PCBU. As a PCBU, the body corporate has a legal obligation to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of workers, visitors and members of the public who enter the common areas.

A body corporate must identify and assess any risks to health and safety associated with the common areas, implement appropriate control measures to eliminate or minimize those risks, provide adequate information, instruction, training, and supervision to workers, and maintain accurate records of health and safety activities.

Whilst many other companies do not include them, the Star BMS Safety & Compliance report also includes fire safety elements. We feel that a building isn’t compliant and safe by only looking at half the elements, which is why we include it in our report.

Sinking Fund Forecasts

A sinking fund forecast is an important tool for a body corporate in Queensland to plan for future maintenance and repairs, comply with legislative requirements, provide transparency and accountability to owners, and improve financial management. By visually inspecting the site, liaising with key stakeholders and analyzing the different elements of the building, the forecast can provide a story of the status of a building and further suggest levies that can be raised to sustain and preserve its status.

Our sinking fund forecasts present a detailed 15 year forecast to give your body corporate a clear understanding of anticipated expenditure, as well as identifying provisional sums that should be set aside. Star BMS’ professionally prepared sinking fund forecasts ensure your body corporate has sufficient funds set aside to keep your building operating well and to adequately maintain all common areas.

Building Insurance Valuations

Getting a building insurance valuation done is important to ensure adequate insurance coverage, meet insurance requirements, comply with legislation, support insurance claims, and identify maintenance requirements. This is required every 5 years, but is always suggested to be completed more frequently with everchanging movements in industries and elements that directly affect buildings. It is a worthwhile investment to protect the value of the property and minimize financial risk in the event of damage or destruction.

Failing to have an accurate and up to date insurance valuation can result in inflated premiums or insufficient cover in the event of a claim. Our experienced quantity surveyors will provide you with an accurate insurance valuation, giving you peace of mind that should you need to claim, your valuation won’t cause any issues.

Building Management and Maintenance Systems

Our Building Management and Maintenance Systems program is perfect for those new to building management, or those not familiar with the Queensland legislation in regards to compliance. Our comprehensive service ensures your building has a compliant program and provides a system of recording and reporting to maintain a high standard of communication with the building committee.

Some of the ways Star BMS can assist first-time caretakers and committees include setting up a building management system (BMS). A building consultant can customize a bespoke framework that assists in monitoring building systems, routine tasks, as well as ways to notify and streamline maintenance. Tools such as these improve the overall functionality of the community.

Common Property Condition Reports

Whether you are looking to enter into a new building management contract, or working with your building manager to review the regular maintenance schedules and requirements on site, a Common Property Condition Report carried out by Star BMS will identify any maintenance issues that should be rectified to prevent deterioration of the building. A small investment in this report has the potential to save a large amount of money in the long term.

Building Management Statement Consulting

Many new urban developments contain areas of shared facilities between commercial, retail and residential schemes. A Building Management Statement (BMS) is a document that governs the relationship between the residential bodies corporate and the volumetric commercial/retail lots. Star BMS is able to interpret the BMS document, identify areas of shared facilities, and define the ways that expenses are apportioned. We aim to ensure the management of your shared facilities is as simple as possible.

Programmed Maintenance and Compliance Scheduling

The most effective way to ensure your building remains compliant through the maze of legislation, and in the best possible condition, is to be proactive and implement a Maintenance and Compliance Schedule. After inspecting the premises, our building management and compliance consultants will recommend a schedule for the routine maintenance of common property and plant, thereby minimising the risk of your building needing expensive, reactive maintenance in the future.

Star BMS Hub

At Star BMS we have created a centralised building management hub. With unique products being developed and rolled out regularly (such as our next set of online training tools in mid-2023), we rely on feedback from stakeholders that help shape future bespoke products. The Star BMS Hub is used internally by our facility managers, building consultants, and fire safety advisors. Each product is designed by users for users, so will always be directly linked to specific building related issue that will easily plug in and add value and ease to the end user.

We set a high standard for communication and put a strong focus on innovation.

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