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  • Education and the Fire Safety Verification Method

    The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is interested in improving understanding of the National Construction Code (NCC) and increasing the competent use of Performance Solutions. A new compliance option for engineering the design of fire safety Performance Solutions, the Fire Safety... More
    Closed 3 September 2019
  • Energy efficiency - NCC 2022 and beyond scoping study

    The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has been directed by the Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) to investigate possible changes to the energy efficiency provisions, with an emphasis on residential buildings, in the 2022 edition of the National Construction Code (NCC). This work is to be... More
    Closed 8 September 2019
  • Developing Performance Solutions

    The National Construction Code is a performance-based code, meaning that any building design must ultimately meet the Performance Requirements as stated in the NCC. Under the NCC, the Performance Requirements can be satisfied by a Performance Solution; a Deemed-to-Satisfy Solution; or a... More
    Closed 26 September 2019
  • NCC 2019 Amendment 1 Public Comment Draft

    The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has been directed by the Building Ministers’ Forum to undertake an out-of-cycle amendment for the 2019 edition of the National Construction Code (NCC). The amendment is intended to introduce enhanced fire safety measures for early childhood centres in... More
    Closed 11 October 2019
  • Early Childhood Centres Preliminary Analysis of Options

    A Preliminary Analysis of Options has been prepared to assist stakeholders understanding the issues, risks and potential impacts of proposed changes to the fire safety requirements for Early Childhood Centres (ECCs) in the public comment draft of Amendment 1 to the National Construction Code... More
    Closed 11 October 2019
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