All three volumes of the National Construction Code (NCC) 2019 previews have been released by The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) and are available to download from NCC online.
Further information on the release can be found on the ABCB website.
NCC 2019 will be adopted from 1 May 2019.
You are reminded that the Building Regulations 2012 in Western Australia has a 12 months transitional provision. That is, until 30 April 2020 a building permit applicant may choose to comply with either the 2019 edition of the Building Code of Australia (NCC 2019 Volume One and Volume Two) or the 2016 edition (NCC 2016 Amendment 1 to Volume One and Volume Two).
A number of new amendments in the 2019 edition of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) 2019 have a 12 months transition within the BCA itself these transitional periods run concurrently with the 12 months transition in the Building Regulations 2012. This means no provision in BCA 2019 will have a transitional period that is greater than 12 months.
Information on changes
If you’d like an overview of the key changes, please see the latest ABCB Connect article. 'What to expect in NCC 2019'.
The ABCB will be delivering presentations in Perth to inform practitioners about changes in BCA 2019. Half day sessions will be running at Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre from 9.30am to 12.30pm on 19 February 2019 and 20 February 2019. For more information on the Perth seminars, visit the ABCB website, or contact Loud Events on (07) 3868 2882.
BCA 2019 information seminars will be presented by Building and Energy to the regional areas throughout March 2019. For more information on the regional seminars, visit the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s Events and seminars page.
A Plumbing Code of Australia (NCC Volume Three) update will be available via webcast by the ABCB in May 2019.
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