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NCC 2019

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 and Independent Hardware Group to hold nationwide seminars in preparation for the key changes that came into effect on 1 May 2019.

National Construction Code 2019

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Key changes to the NCC Vol 1 & 2 and changes to the Australian Standards. 

Introduction to NCC 2019 changes – Volume One

Presenter: Simon Croft, HIA Executive Director, Building Policy

This video provides an overview of the major changes for National Construction Code (NCC) Volume One, a breakdown of the changes to the Section A Governing Requirements and Performance Provisions.

Introduction to NCC 2019 changes – Volume Two

Presenter: Simon Croft, HIA Executive Director, Building Policy

This video provides an overview of the major changes for National Construction Code (NCC) Volume Two and a breakdown of the changes to the Section 1/Section A Governing Requirements.

Breakdown of changes – Parts 3.0 – Part 3.5

Presenter: Simon Croft, HIA Executive Director, Building Policy

This video provides a detailed description of the changes to Parts 3.0 (structural provisions), Part 3.1 Earthworks and retaining walls, Part 3.3 Masonry provisions, Part 3.4 Framing and Part 3.5 Roofing and Wall Cladding.

Breakdown of changes – Parts 3.7 – Part 3.11

Presenter: Simon Croft, HIA Executive Director, Building Policy

This video provides a detailed description of the changes to Parts 3.7 Fire Safety and new provisions for cantilevered separating walls, Part 3.8 New Condensation provisions and revised Sound Insulation provisions, Part 3.9 Stairs and Balustrades and New Part 3.10 Ancillary Provisions.

Changes to the NCC Performance Provisions

Presenter: Simon Croft, HIA Executive Director, Building Policy

This video provides a description of the changes to the NCC Performance Requirements, the new Verification Methods included in the code and the ongoing work to provide more clarity to the NCC performance provisions.

NCC 2019 Digitisation and Readability Changes

Presenter: Trent Bourne, ABCB Chief Operating Officer

This video provides a description from the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) on the readability changes they have incorporated for NCC 2019, the advanced digitisation of the online version of the NCC and what to expect for NCC 2022 and beyond.

Changes to NCC Volume 1 2019 from a manufacturers perspective - James Hardie

Presenter: Timothy Elliott, James Hardie – Product Manager

This video provides a run down on how the NCC 2019 Volume One changes affect James Hardie range of products and systems.

Changes to NCC Volume 2 2019 from a manufacturers perspective - James Hardie

Presenter: Timothy Elliott, James Hardie – Product Manager

This video provides a run down on how the NCC 2019 Volume Two changes affect James Hardie range of products and systems.

Independent Hardware Group Presentation

 

This video provides information about the Independent Hardware Group, their commitment to the building industry and to trades and what services they offer.

Changes to Energy Efficiency for Houses and Product Evidentiary Requirements

Presenter: Simon Croft, HIA Executive Director, Building Policy

This video provides a detailed description of the NCC 2019 energy efficiency changes for houses including the introduction of split heating and cooling load limits, the blower door test method and changes to the reference building method. It also provides an overview of the product – evidence of suitability changes and the new evidence of suitability handbook.

Australian Standards Changes

Presenter: Simon Croft, HIA Executive Director, Building Policy

This video provides a detailed breakdown of the changes to Australia Standards referenced in the NCC, including standards relating to roofing, cladding and bushfires.

Breakdown of changes – Section C – Section F

Presenter: Simon Croft, HIA Executive Director, Building Policy

This video provides a detailed description of the changes to Section C Fire Safety provisions for cantilevered separating walls, the new mandatory sprinkler protection changes for Class 2 and 3 buildings, the new Condensation provisions and other relevant changes.

Breakdown of changes – Section G – Section J

Presenter: Simon Croft, HIA Executive Director, Building Policy

This video provides a detailed description of the changes to new occupiable roof top spaces provisions and the substantive changes to the Section J energy efficiency provisions.

National Construction Code 2019

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