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National Construction Code changes

The National Construction Code (NCC) has moved to a three year amendment cycle which resulted in an unprecedented level of changes that affect the residential building industry.

From March 2019, HIA partnered with James Hardie to hold nationwide seminars in preparation for the key changes that came into effect on 1 May 2019.

What was covered

The seminars covered a range of topics from both Volume 1 and 2 of the National Construction Code such as:

  • Condensation management provisions
  • Evidence of suitability requirements for building products
  • Energy efficiency
  • Fire safety provisions
  • Roof and wall cladding, decks and balconies, smoke alarms and stairs and balustrades
  • Changes to Australian Standards called up by the NCC
  • Bushfires
  • Performance Solutions methods
  • Mandatory sprinkler protection requirements for apartments
  • Fire safety requirements for cladding and external walls provisions
  • Requirements for roof top spaces for apartments.

The events were a must for:

  • Builders
  • Trade contractors
  • Construction and project managers
  • Designers
  • Specifiers
  • Building surveyors/certifiers and
  • People providing products to residential buildings.

Workshops were held at the following locations:

Quality Country Homes

Canberra - 17 April 2019

Palazzo Homes

Perth - 27 May 2019

Visioneer Builders

Melbourne - 2 April 2019

Geelong - 16 May 2019

Desyn Homes

Hindmarsh - 19 March 2019

Construct Central Coast

Hunter - 4 April 2019

MCT Design & Construction

Darwin - 28 March 2019

Bellevarde Constructions

Ballina - 21 March 2019

Coffs Harbour - 21 March 2019

Orange - 29 May 2019

Penrith - 15 May 2019

Port Macquarie - 20 March 2019

Sydney - 5 April 2019

Tamworth - 9 April 2019

Wollongong - 6 March 2019

Davies Design & Construction

Hobart - 4 April 2019

Launceston - 5 April 2019

Colin J Clark Essentially Residential

Gold Coast - 20 March 2019

Sunshine Coast - 29 March 2019

Brisbane - 3 April 2019

Cairns - 1 May 2019

Townsville - 30 April 2019