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NCC A Performance-based code presentation

Provides an overview of the NCC as a performance-based code, language used in the Performance Requirements, and the use of Performance Solutions and Assessment Methods.

Structural robustness handbook

Provides guidance to use the Verification Methods in NCC Volumes One and Two. It helps to understand methods used to assess structural robustness with practical examples.

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Lifts used during evacuation handbook

Provides guidance on risks and equipment limitations when considering lifts as a Performance Solution.

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Structural reliability handbook

Provides guidance to use these Verification Methods in NCC Volumes One and Two. It offers theory about structural reliability and the policy objectives of these Performance Requirements.

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Warm water systems handbook

Provides guidance on warm water systems in NCC Volume Three for plumbing and drainage solutions.

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Cross connection control handbook

Provides guidance on cross-connection control in NCC Volume Three for plumbing and drainage solutions.

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Cost implications of fire sprinklers in Class 2 and 3 buildings
NCC Volume One sanitary facilities calculator

Assists in better understanding and applying Part F2, Sanitary and other facilities DTS Provisions.

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Modelling and sensitivity analysis
Report Cost of installing typical Accessible Adult change facility DCWC

This report estimates the potential construction costs for an accessible adult change facility in an existing modified BCA facility or a separated facility as specified below:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Lead in plumbing products - Final Decision RIS

The Lead in Plumbing Products final Decision RIS recommends in favour of Option 2, that all copper alloy plumbing products in contact with drinking water comply with NSF/ANSI/CAN 372 ‘Drinking Wate

Evidence of suitability handbook

Provides guidance to apply the NCC evidence of suitability provisions across all volumes. It includes a framework and decision flow chart to assist in correct use of these provisions.

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Accessible Entrance Performance Solution Process

This case study outlines the application of NCC Provision A2.2(4). It aims to demonstrate a practical application of the NCC Performance Solution process.

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Discussion paper - Evidence of experience for building surveyor experience registration

This discussion paper provides a draft Guide on evidence of experience for building surveyor registration, and seeks feedback on how the guide can be improved to ensure each element of the proposed

NCC 2022 Residential Energy Efficiency FAQs

Contains answers to frequently asked questions about possible changes to the residential energy efficiency provisions in NCC 2022.

Accessible Housing- Estimated cost impact of proposed changes to NCC

This updated report presents an order of cost estimate for the proposed changes to the National Construction Code of Australia (NCC) to include mandatory minimum accessible housing provisions for n