Staff profile

Troy Richardson

Troy Richardson

Senior Building Surveyor

Troy is The Building Approval Company’s Senior Building Certifier who has responsibility for building certification services provided throughout North Queensland.

His extensive experience in building code analysis and building regulation interpretation has developed from six years at the Cairns Regional Council and eighteen years in the private sector.

Having worked in the industry for over 24 years, Troy has a working knowledge of over 200 Federal and State Acts of Parliament, Local Planning Schemes, Codes, Overlays and various versions of the National Construction Code including 90 different Australian Standards.

Whilst having approved and inspected numerous Class 2-9 buildings throughout North Queensland, Troy specialises in assessing and approving Class 1 and 10 buildings in the Cairns, Cassowary Coast and Douglas Shire Regions.

Troy is a fully qualified (Level 1) building surveyor.


  • QBCC Building Certifier Level 1 (Class A endorsed) Licence A707525 (unrestricted)
  • AIBS Nationally Accredited Building Surveyor No.5273
  • Bachelor of Building Surveying (Central QLD University)
  • Introductory Course to Fire Safety Design (Victorian University of Technology)


  • Good physical health, interests include camping and hiking
  • Current Scout Leader and Athletics Coach
  • Ability to successfully communicate to all levels of the community
  • Willingness to enhance skills and knowledge in multiple areas

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