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Earthquake requirements for Class 1 buildings

This informative guide provides the compliance criteria outlined in the National Construction Code (NCC) Volume Two for earthquake design and detailing for Class 1 buildings.
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Many builders and designers ask us whether Class 1 buildings need to comply with NCC’s Australian Standard AS 1170.4 – 2007 Earthquake Actions. In this article, we’ve simplified what you need to know about earthquakes and compliant construction in Australia and answered some of your most frequently asked questions. 

Through this expert-led resource dedicated to explaining the ins and outs of the Standard, you will understand your obligations for building earthquake proof structures, learn when a building requires seismic design and when you should talk to your engineer about what is needed for NCC compliance. 

The guide will assist builders and designers to comprehend the importance of seismic design requirements and the essential detailing required for homes built in earthquake-prone areas.

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Building Professionals

This guide will take you through the design, detailing and compliance of earthquake requirements for Class 1 buildings. It's designed for building professional, contractors, designers and tradespeople who need to understand their obligations.

What does it include? 

  • National Construction Code (NCC) requirements
  • Earthquake compliance
  • Australian Standard AS1170.4 - Structural design actions
  • Effect on domestic buildings
  • Detailing for earthquakes
  • Seismic design guide.

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