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NCC 2019

February 13, 2019

The new edition of the National Construction Code (NCC) 2019 has been released on the ABCB website

NCC 2019 is the first edition of the NCC since moving to a three year amendment cycle, and contains an unprecedented level of changes across all three volumes. For housing the changes affect nearly all parts, including fire safety, weatherproofing, stairs and balustrades, masonry, energy efficiency, and more.

Users of Volume Two (the Housing Provisions) will particularly be encouraged to see quite a substantial amount of content being incorporated into the NCC itself rather just referring to Australia Standards. HIA has been working with the Australia Building Codes Board over a number of years to ensure NCC Volume Two remains contemporary and meets the needs of practitioners.

This new edition has been released as a ‘preview version’, however, it is essentially the new version of the NCC taking effect.  

The new version has been released as a ‘preview version’ and is released ahead of the new NCC version being effective from 1 May 2019, subject to state and territory transitional arrangements and transitional arrangements for the energy efficiency provisions. This preview is released ahead of the new version to give practitioners the opportunity to review and start to prepare for the changes. 

HIA will be running a series of seminars throughout March and April of this year to provide information on the relevant changes as they effect residential buildings. Click here to register your interest. HIA will also be producing member information on the changes and other awareness raising activities. 

HIA would encourage builders, trade contractors, construction and project managers, designers, specifiers, building surveyors/certifiers and people providing products to residential buildings to register their interest in attending one of the HIA NCC Seminars and further information on the seminars can be found on HIA website. 

Practitioners are encouraged to review the new edition and start to prepare for the changes for when they take effect.