The NCC 2015 now applies
With the NCC now freely available online and for download, it is the time to visit the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) website at www.abcb.gov.au and ensure you have access for the 2015 adoption period.
EDUCATION MATERIALS AND PRACTITIONER RESOURCES
In addition to the freely available NCC, the ABCB has developed a series of educational materials and practitioner resources, all of which are available from the ABCB website.
You will notice the NCC 2015 release includes a new document, being the Performance Requirements extracted from the National Construction Code 2015 which notes that: a building, plumbing or drainage solution will comply with the NCC if it satisfies the Performance Requirements… which are the only legal requirements of the NCC. Included in the ABCB’s materials are a series of handy YouTube clips that are delivered in an easy and highly informative format.
The most recent clips include:
– Meeting the Performance Requirements: This clip provides an overview of the Assessment Methods contained in the NCC. – Assessment Methods are used to demonstrate compliance with the Performance Requirements.
– Developing Performance Solutions: This clip provides an overview of the ABCB’s guide to the Development of Performance Solutions (Alternative Solutions).
To view these, or any of the ABCB’s other YouTube clips, visit the ABCB’s Playlist.
ABCB’S NATIONAL SEMINAR SERIES
For those unable to attend the recent National Seminar Series, the 2015 changes have been developed as a series of online videos that can be viewed online from our website.
ABCB’S BUILDING AUSTRALIA’S FUTURE CONFERENCE
The ABCB is hosting an informative ‘Building Australia’s Future Conference in September 2015 which will include an extensive program of presentations and workshops on the latest in contemporary building and construction issues presented by industry leaders. To find out more, visit: www.baf2015.org.au.
If you would like further information on the NCC, and to access the range of freely available practitioner resources and education material, please visit the ABCB website at www.abcb.gov.au, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1300 134 631.
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