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Articulation joints and NCC Volume 2 2019

This informative guide provides the provisions and compliance requirements for articulation joints in brickwork and masonry.

Acceptable Construction Practice (ACP) for masonry veneer was re-instated in NCC 2019 after many discussions between HIA and the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB). Why is this important? There are ACP regulations around articulation joints that builders need to be aware of, outlined in this resource.  

Here, we explain the requirements and newly introduced ACP in the National Construction Code (NCC) Volume Two 2019. You will also learn about the difference between the ACP provisions and what was needed under AS 4773 and AS 3700. After utilising this information, you will understand your obligations and how these newly reinstated rules will impact your build.

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Building Professionals

This guide will take you through compliance requirements for articulation joints in brickwork and masonry. It's designed for building professionals, contractors, designers and tradespeople who need to understand their obligations.

What does it include? 

  • The background to articulation joints inclusion in NCC
  • Explanation of Articulation Joint Standard and the NCC
  • Articulation joints and window openings.

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