The BCS Team

The BCS team has extensive experience in the Building and Construction industry. We have provided technical innovation to this sector since 2007 and continue to do so at an ever-increasing pace.

Our mission is to deliver solutions that really work and intelligent insights that make a difference. The industry contains ever-evolving businesses that require consistent, current regulatory compliance and modern business practice: these are our underlying value services. At BCS we are determined to challenge ourselves to continually find smarter, simpler and more efficient ways of providing value to our customers.

Our primary satisfaction comes from seeing our work solve real business problems. We never stop learning about our customers and the industry in general. This allows us to provide the most relevant and cost-effective solutions for the industry throughout Australia.

James Milson
Director, Building Certification Systems

The company

In 2006 Buildaform launched its automated inspection and certificate production system for private certifiers. Since this beginning, Envoy Advanced Technologies has been the technological backbone of Buildaform technology.

In 2013, Envoy went one step further and brought Buildaform alongside it, under common ownership, and began the drive to expand and improve the suite of products available to certifiers. Most importantly, Buildaform and Envoy began an extensive development program to improve the delivery of the expanded suite of products, the level of service, and the range of devices through which the products can be accessed in the cloud.

Reflecting these advances, 2014 saw the retirement of the “Buildaform” name for “Building Certification Systems” (BCS), and the launch of the new product suite: BCS Office, BCS Mobile, BCS Councils and BCS Pools.

As BCS’s technology partner, Envoy continues to aggressively drive and support the continued evolution of the products.  That evolution is informed by BCS’ continued discussions with its customers and the building certification industry about their on-the-ground needs and experiences.  BCS’ underlying product strategy is that its products are for building certifiers, and created by building certifiers.  That is why its staff includes people who were once part of the building industry.  BCS understands its customers industry, because BCS is part of that industry.

With Envoy’s extensive industry experience, Envoy serves as BCS’ primary contractor for the NSW Department of Planning hence linking the BCS project to the Government’s Electronic Housing Code (EHC) portal.

BCS Office & Mobile and BCS Pools are used by an ever-expanding group of private and council certifiers. Its operational paradigm is well-known in the industry. BCS provides a web-based Software as a Service (SAAS) offering to its subscribers, and processes hundreds of thousands of inspections and documents each year.