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NCC 2019 will be adopted by all States and Territories from today!

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Essential information you need to know about the adoption of NCC 2019

Today, 1 May 2019, is the adoption date for the 2019 edition of the National Construction Code (NCC) by all States and Territories. The adoption date signifies that, from today, NCC 2019 is given legal effect by relevant legislation in each State and Territory.

If you missed hearing about the changes contained in NCC 2019 at the Australian Building Codes Board’s (ABCB) recent 2019 NCC Seminars, you can now watch the webcasts, including an additional webcast on the Plumbing Code of Australia.

The next edition of the NCC is scheduled to be released in 2022.

Essential information you need to know…

Transition period

For NCC 2019, a 12 month transitional period ending 30 April 2020 applies to the energy efficiency provisions in Section J of Volume One and Parts 2.6 and 3.12 of Volume Two. During this time either the new NCC 2019 provisions or those from NCC 2016 may be used.

Delayed adoption

The new Fire Safety Verification Method (FSVM) will not be adopted from 1 May, 2019. Instead, a delayed adoption date of 1 May 2020 will apply. Keep an eye on the ABCB website as we release more information about how we are helping practitioners prepare for using the new FSVM.

Consolidated Performance Requirements

For NCC 2019 the Consolidated Performance Requirements will not be released as a separate document. You can access the Performance Requirements for each Volume by choosing the ‘Filter by’ option located at the top of the Table of Contents within NCC online.

Staying informed

The ABCB is working to provide you with the tools and resources you need in order to apply the new or updated provisions within NCC 2019. Ensure that you have updated your profile and selected the ‘Areas of Interest’ that matter to you to stay up to date with key announcements, resource releases and important information.

So, archive your Preview edition and view or download the adopted version of NCC 2019 today!



Source:
Unknown Author, 2019, Australian Building Codes Board (https://ncc.abcb.gov.au/ncc-online/NCC)

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