On 30 May 2014, the Australian Building Ministers’ Forum agreed in principle to make the 2015 National Construction Code (NCC) and future editions freely available online, significantly contributing to reducing the burden of building regulation.
The decision to eliminate costs associated with buying the code will make it more accessible to both small business and the building and plumbing industries.
Information on pre-registering for NCC 2015, options for obtaining hard copy editions of the code and answers to frequently asked questions are provided in Issue 13 of The Australian Building Regulation Bulletin.
Users can now pre-register for free access to the 2015 edition of the NCC, which will be available online and as a PDF from 1 February 2015 in readiness for when it takes effect on 1 May 2015. To pre-register, go to the home page of the Australian Building Codes Board website www.abcb.gov.au. Upon pre-registering you will be provided with a password and access details.
Pre-registration only takes a couple of minutes to complete and will help ensure your immediate access to the NCC from 1 February 2015.