National Construction Code
The NCC 2016 Volume One Amendment 1 was adopted by States and Territories from 12 March 2018.
The change from an annual to a three-yearly amendment cycle was made in 2016 and aims to provide industry with higher levels of certainty and the opportunity to take the time necessary to work through significant policy issues. However, following the Grenfell Tower fire, the Building Ministers’ Forum requested the ABCB to expedite the introduction of a comprehensive package of measures that was being developed in response to the Lacrosse apartments’ fire in Melbourne. NCC 2016 Volume One Amendment 1 is an out-of-cycle amendment, which was adopted by the States and Territories from 12 March 2018, which means that it is now valid and current.
Supporting material including the Guide to Volume One Amendment 1 and the Consolidated Performance Requirements Amendment 1 can be accessed through the NCC Suite with other relevant supporting resources being updated to reflect these changes. Other materials available from the Resource Library include:
- 2016 Fire Performance of External Walls and Cladding Advisory Note
- Sound transmission and insulation in buildings handbook
- Indoor Air Quality handbook
- NCC Volume One Energy Efficiency Provisions handbook
- JV3 Energy Efficiency handbook
- NCC Volume One Fire Safety Resource Kit
- NCC Performance Requirements Resource Kit
- Understanding the NCC Assessment Methods
Further information on NCC 2016 Volume One Amendment 1 can be found in the ABCB Media release.