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As a client of All Construction Approval, it’s important to stay up-to-date with the latest changes in the code to ensure that your construction projects comply with the latest safety and environmental standards. In this blog, we will be discussing the National Construction Code (NCC) updates for 2022 and we will be referring to several resources that you can use as a reference guide to understanding the changes in the NCC for 2022 and beyond.

The first stage of the NCC preview is out and the ABCB website in the link above outlines the main changes so you can get prepared before stage 1 changes come into effect in May 2023. These include:

  • Consistent volume structure
  • Early childhood centres
  • Fire safety of external walls
  • Waterproofing
  • Weatherproofing
  • Falls for floor wastes
  • Number of exits
  • Quantification
  • Standards adopted

 

Stage 2 commences on the 1st of October, and these include:

  • new livable housing requirements
  • new energy efficiency and condensation mitigation requirements

Now, let’s start with the official website of the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB), where you can find comprehensive information about the NCC updates. The ABCB has announced that the NCC 2022 is now available, and will be replacing the NCC 2019 on the 1st of May, those who wish to can use the new provisions now. The updated code includes changes to the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and the Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA). The changes aim to improve the safety, health, and environmental performance of buildings across the country.

To help clients understand the changes in the NCC 2022, the ABCB has organized a webinar series. The webinar series provides an overview of the NCC 2022 and the key changes. The webinar is open to anyone interested in the NCC 2022 and registration is available on the ABCB website. To register for the NCC 2022 Webinar series and learn about key changes, the ABCB website provides the NCC 2022 webinar registration information.

 Another helpful resource for understanding the NCC 2022 is the Housing Industry Association (HIA) website. The HIA has published an article about the NCC 2022, which provides an overview of the key changes in the code. The article includes excellent webinars on the proposed changes to the NCC Volumes 1-3.

Lastly, the Master Builders Queensland (MBQ) website is another resource that clients can use to understand the NCC 2022 updates. The MBQ website includes detailed information about the 2022 amendments to the NCC and how they may affect construction projects in Queensland.

Staying up to date with the latest changes in the National Construction Code is important and by using the resources mentioned, you can understand the new NCC requirements and ensure that your construction projects comply with the latest safety and environmental standards.

 

Reference Links:

https://ncc.abcb.gov.au/news/2022/whats-new-about-ncc-2022

https://abcb.gov.au/news/2022/ncc-2022-here

https://abcb.gov.au/news/2023/registration-open-ncc-2022-webinar-series

https://hia.com.au/resources-and-advice/building-it-right/building-codes/articles/national-construction-code-for-2022

https://www.mbqld.com.au/services-and-advice/building-planning-and-development/technical-info/national-construction-code/2022-amendments