Feedback and Engagements
ABCB presenters Graham Moss and Phil Finnimore toured the capital cities throughout February and March to present the 2019 NCC Seminars. It was a sell out event, with numbers reaching over three thousand.
Representatives from each building administration opened the seminars and a Standards Australia representative outlined detailed changes to Australian Standards referenced in the NCC.
Presenters took the audience through key aspects of changes incorporated in NCC 2019 for Volumes One and Two.
Key topics included:
- Updated Governing Requirements
- New Verification Methods and quantified Performance Requirements
- Sprinkler protection for Class 2 and 3 buildings with a rise in storeys of four or more
- Residential care buildings
- Accessible adult change facilities
- Amendments resulting from the Volume Two Acceptable Construction Practice Review project including roof and wall cladding, decks and balconies, and fire safety
- New provisions for occupied rooftops and similar spaces
- Clarification amendments, including those relating to egress measurements
- And much more…
Were you unable to attend the Seminars?
We appreciate that not everyone can attend the Seminars, particularly those practitioners working in remote areas. To assist with this, the ABCB is again producing a free webcast of the Seminars. A webcast on changes to NCC Volume Three, the PCA will also be made available. It is expected that these webcasts will be available from the Resource library in late April.
Want more information on NCC 2019 commercial energy efficiency changes?
Given the interest in the energy efficiency changes included in NCC 2019 for commercial buildings, free breakfast seminar sessions will be held in most capital cities in May this year. A webcast will also be produced and made freely available from the Resource library shortly after the conclusion of the final seminar. The sessions will deep dive into the changes to Section J and preview the new supporting materials, such as a new façade calculator, which will be made available to assist practitioners adapt to the new provisions.
Read our latest update to find out how you can attend.
Did you meet any of our Subject Matter Experts at the NCC Seminars?
The ABCB has a Subject Matter Expert (SME) Network that supports industry and build capacity of practitioners in the awareness and competent use of Performance Solutions. Specialising in disability access, fire safety and energy efficiency, some of our SMEs attended some Seminars, ready to talk about performance-based design with attendees. If you weren’t able to talk to them, or have a question regarding performance-based design, you can still do so by contacting the ABCB online and selecting `NCC clarification’ as the enquiry.
Thank you to all attendees who provided feedback through the survey response form. This will provide valuable input into the development of our future seminars and support materials.