Up until this year, the annual updating cycle associated with the National Construction Code (NCC) was such that one edition of the Code would come into force, the industry would spend six months or so bedding down the changes and the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) would be exhibiting the next set of proposed amendments for the following year.

Much of this is changing, however, now that the Code is moving to a three-year updating cycle. That raises questions about how the process will work, important timelines for the NCC 2019 and how the industry can prepare for the new process. According to Neil Savery, General Manager of the…