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...
NCC Must Keep Up-to-date with Environmental Needs
The "builders’ bible" known as the National Construction Code lays out all requirements and minimum standards for Australian buildings, informing the work of everyone across the...
Timber Buildings to Rise Higher Following NCC Amendments
Approved changes to the National Construction Code (NCC) will see timber buildings in Australia rise to far greater heights starting from May 1, 2016.
A New Strategy for Performance-Based Solutions
Performance-based solutions are a new buzzword in the industry, with the National Construction Code a key driver.
Disclose NatHERS Before Mandating Disclosure
It has recently come to light that the Victorian Government, in their desire to improve the energy efficiency of residential properties, is considering introducing mandatory disclosure...
Are Australian Building Codes Ready for Climate Change?
According to critics, the Abbott government’s indifference to climate change issues has already had a pronounced impact on sustainability and adaptability initiatives throughout Australia, with the...
NCC Changes Will Make Sustainable Construction Harder
A relaxation in energy efficiency requirements will make it harder for architects and engineers in Australia to design sustainable buildings, a group of 17 sustainable built...
Australia’s Reluctance Toward a Performance-Based Code
Given the identified benefits of performance-based building solutions, why has industry been reluctant to accept their use?
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.