The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure welcomes Mr Ekramul Ahasan as the Building and Compliance Officer.
Mr Ahasan originally hails from Bangladesh and gained a Bachelor of Architecture from the Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology before commencing a Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying at the University of South Australia. Besides working in Bangladesh in the field of architecture, his employment history has involved working as an Assistant Building Administrator at Al Munsoor Consult in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates and as an Architectural designer & drafter at T.K Building Design in Unley, SA.
Over the last 3 years, he has worked with Wattle Range Council as an Assistant Building Surveyor (Level 2 accreditation) and Cadet Building Surveyor undertaking building rules assessments, compliance inspections and customer service. He has experience in conducting audit inspections/investigations of selected buildings as the council representative for their Building Fire Safety Committee and has also been a member of the South East Local Government Inspectorial Group (SELGIG), during which he has gained invaluable experience with outback and rural area issues.
Mr Ahasan will work closely with the Outback Communities Authority for the Out-of-Council areas where the Development Assessment Commission has jurisdiction for development assessment.
In August 2016 Mr Andrew Grear resigned from the Department to take up the position of Executive Director for Planning, Building and Heritage within the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. Andrew made a significant contribution to DPTI, not only in his areas of professional expertise but as a role model and mentor to staff. We thank Andrew for his contribution and wish him well in his new position.