A preview of the National Construction Code (NCC) 2016 is available.
The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) have published the preview on their website, which contains Volume One, Volume Two, Volume Three, The Guide which is a companion manual to Volume One and Consolidated Performance Requirements.
The ABCB website states that the NCC is a “uniform set of technical provisions for the design and construction of buildings and other structures throughout Australia, which allows for variations in climate and geological or geographic conditions.”
Volume One, which is 776 pages, contains the requirements for Class 2 to 9 (multi-residential, commercial, industrial and public) buildings and structures.
Volume Two, which is 583 pages, contains the requirements for Class 1 (residential) and Class 10 (non-habitable) buildings and structures.
Volume Three, which is 212 pages, contains the requirements for plumbing and drainage for all classes of buildings.
The ABCB website also states that the Guide provides clarification, illustrations and relevant complex examples of NCC provisions and is designed to be a guide for Volume One. The Consolidated Performance Requirements provides a compilation of all NCC Performance Requirements and supporting General Requirements.
In conjunction with the availability of the preview, seminars are being held across the country to explain the changes to the NCC. The seminars kick off today in Canberra and conclude in Melbourne on March 17.
The preview of the NCC is available to download from the ABCB’s website here. Anyone who is interesting in downloading the preview has to register a user account with the ABCB.
The NCC 2016 comes into effect from May 1.