Can the National Construction Code be Made More Readable?
In the 1990s, there was agreement that 60-year-old legislation in respect of income taxes in Australia could be made clearer and easier to understand.
Building Product Certification Scheme Undergoing Change
With the recent Greenfell tragedy and the 2014 Lacrosse fire in Melbourne, considerable attention has turned to the issue of ensuring that products used in building...
Uncertainty Holds Back Use of Performance Solutions
At its core, the National Construction Code is a performance oriented document which focuses not upon ticking boxes but instead upon delivering outcomes surrounding the comfort,...
What You Need to Know About the Three Year NCC Updating Cycle
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...
Contract Requirements Might Breach Building Code 2013
Contractors should take care, when entering into contracts for building work, not to agree to engage in conduct that may breach the Building Code 2013.
When Codes and Standards Are Out of Sync
Codes and Standards play an integral role in the construction industry but when the two conflict, it can cause serious issues.
Building Codes Must Prepare for the Alien Invasion
In the early 1990s, I went on a vacation to Bali. There were a range of indigenous geckos, emblematic to the local culture, which are around...
Building Sector Needs to Catch Up on Product Compliance
The Victorian Building Authority believes that all members along the entire construction “supply chain” need to take greater pains to ensure that building products and materials...
Here Comes the New Performance-Based Building Code
The National Construction Code is being updated and the proposed changes include quantification of the mandatory Performance Requirements.