National Construction Code

Documents considered as part of a Performance Solution (Update 4)

22/11/2017
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The ABCB’s Building Codes Committee and/or Plumbing Code Committee has agreed to the following documents as being suitable for referencing in the 2019 edition of the NCC.

In the interim, these documents may be considered for use as part of a Performance Solution.

  • Amendment 1 to AS/NZS 3500.1:2015, Plumbing and drainage - Water services.
  • Amendment 1 to AS/NZS 3500.2:2015, Plumbing and drainage - Sanitary plumbing and drainage.
  • Amendment 1 to AS/NZS 3500.4:2015, Plumbing and drainage - Heated water services.
  • Amendment 2 to AS/NZS 1170.3:2003, Structural design actions - Snow and ice actions.
  • Amendment 5 to AS/NZS 1170.2:2011, Structural design actions - Wind actions.
  • AS 2118.1:2017, Automatic fire sprinkler systems - General systems (Volume Three).
  • Amendment 1 to AS 2118.1:2017, Automatic fire sprinkler systems - General systems (Volume Three).

Readers will recall previously in ABCB Connect, the ABCB has established an initiative to promote revised or amended documents which are not referenced in the NCC that may be suitable for use as part of a Performance Solution.

For further information see the list of documents available for consideration as part of a Performance Solution.

NCC 2016, Volume One Amendment 1

As previously advised through an ABCB Connect article in July 2017, the NCC will be amended out-of-cycle with adoption of the amendment anticipated in March 2018. The amendment will be known as NCC 2016, Volume One Amendment 1.

This amendment is a result of a Building Ministers’ direction to the ABCB to expedite completing and adopting actions involving changes to the NCC from a comprehensive package of measures for fire safety in high rise buildings, developed following the Lacrosse Apartments fire in Melbourne.

The ABCB’s Building Codes Committee has agreed to the following documents as being suitable for referencing in NCC 2016, Volume One Amendment 1:

  • AS 2118.1:2017, Automatic fire sprinkler systems - General systems
  • Amendment 1 to AS 2118.1:2017, Automatic fire sprinkler systems - General systems.

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