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, stability, sustainability and safety of the built environment.

It achieves this by enabling compliance through either deemed-to-satisfy (DTS) solutions or performance solutions. Whilst DTS solutions provide a pathway which delivers certainty about compliance, performance solutions enable flexibility surrounding different methods by which requirements of the Code can be met and facilitate the use of innovative materials and design…