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National Construction Code changes

What to expect

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

HIA, partnered with James Hardie, will be running nationwide seminars, starting in March to help you prepare for the key changes that will come into effect on 1 May 2019. These seminars are a must for those building or designing homes, and those approving or supplying products to houses and apartments. 

What we'll cover

The seminars will cover 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.

These events are a must for:

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

Workshops will be held at the following locations:

ACT & Southern NSW

Canberra - 17 April 2019


Perth - 27 May 2019


Melbourne - 2 April 2019