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ABCB releases NCC amendment preview

Posted on : Friday, 19 January 2018

The Australian Buildings Codes Board (ABCB) has released a preview of an amendment to the National Construction Code (NCC) in advance of its adoption by all states and territories on 12 March 2018.


NCC 2016 Volume One Amendment 1 is the outcome of a directive by the Building Ministers Forum (BMF) to accelerate adoption of a suite of measures to improve fire safety in high rise buildings, developed in the wake of the Lacrosse Apartments fire in 2014.


Alongside the draft, the ABCB has provided a summary of changes, a new Evidence of Suitability Handbook, and the Consolidated Performance Requirements preview. More resources will reportedly follow.

The ABCB is also running an NCC seminar series around the country in February and March, covering the new amendment, the upcoming public comment draft of NCC 2019, and developing and assessing performance solutions.


Read the Amendment 1 draft here.

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