NCC 2022 energy efficiency project - rationale and scope

This supporting documents assists in understanding the focus of changes being considered for the 2022 version of the National Construction Code (NCC 2022) in regards to:

Structural robustness

This non-mandatory Handbook provides details of the structural robustness Verification Methods for buildings in NCC Volumes One and Two.

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Lifts used during evacuation 2013

This non-mandatory Handbook has been prepared to provide guidance on the risks, equipment limitations and other matters a designer should address when considering a Performance Solution (Alternativ

Handbook
Structural reliability

This non-mandatory handbook provides details of the structural reliability verification methods for buildings in NCC Volumes One and Two.

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Warm water systems

This non-mandatory Handbook provides guidance on warm water system requirements in NCC Volume Three.

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Cross connection control

This non-mandatory Handbook provides guidance on cross-connection control requirements in NCC Volume Three.

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Calculating the Total-R-Value – Case study 3

This case study shows how to calculate the Total R-Value, including thermal bridging, for roof system in a Class 7 storage facility located in climate zone 6.

Case study
Calculating the Total-R-Value – Case study 2

This case study shows how to calculate the Total R-Value, including thermal bridging, for a wall system in a Class 6 shop located in climate zone 3.

Case study
Calculating the Total-R-Value – Case study 1

This case study shows how to calculate the Total R-Value, including thermal bridging, for a wall system in a Class 3 residential building located in climate zone 5.

Case study
Understanding the NCC: Thermal bridging

Understanding the NCC: Thermal bridging provides an introduction to thermal bridging in the context of the energy efficiency requirements in the NCC.

Handbook - Evidence of suitability

This non-mandatory handbook provides guidance on how to apply the NCC evidence of suitability provisions. These provisions are found in Part A5 of the NCC.

Handbook
Sound transmission and insulation in buildings

This non-mandatory Handbook provides guidance to practitioners involved in design, construction, development, certification or approval implementation.

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Proposal to include minimum accessibility standards for housing in the NCC

In 2017-18 the ABCB commenced a process to undertake a regulatory impact analysis for the possible inclusion of accessible housing requirements for new residential buildings in the National Constru

Handbook- Performance solution process

This non-mandatory handbook provides guidance on the application of the requirements introduced into the NCC with Amendment 1 of NCC 2019, specifically clause A2.2(4).

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Improved WaterMark Certification Scheme Transition Timeline

This document describes the details and key dates associated with the transition from the old WaterMark Certification Scheme to the improved WaterMark Certification Scheme.

CodeMark Australia Certification Framework

The CodeMark Australia Certification Framework outlines the relationships between the parties and instruments in the CodeMark Australia scheme.

The CodeMark Australia Scheme Rules

The CodeMark Australia Scheme Rules contain information about the administration and operation of the CodeMark Australia Scheme for certification of building products.

Openable windows

This Advisory Note relates to requirements to protect certain openable windows to reduce the risk of young children falling from those windows.

Bushfire Verification Method

Handbook This non-mandatory Handbook provides guidance on the Bushfire Verification Method in NCC Volumes One and Two.

Community bushfire refuges 2014

This non-mandatory Handbook provides guidance on the design and construction of community bushfire shelters.