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National Construction Code Changes

National Construction Code Changes
13 May

City of Mount Gambier Building Officer Paul Gibbs (left), Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS) Chief Executive Officer Brett Mace, AIBS Board president Troy Olds and City of Mount Gambier consulting Building Surveyor Dave Vandborg at the 2019 National Construction Code Symposium in Canberra.
Paul Gibbs (left), Brett Mace, Troy Olds and Dave Vandborg at the National Construction Code (NCC) 2019 Symposium in Canberra
City of Mount Gambier Building Officer Paul Gibbs (left), Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS) Chief Executive Officer Brett Mace, AIBS Board president Troy Olds and City of Mount Gambier consulting Building Surveyor Dave Vandborg at the 2019 National Construction Code Symposium in Canberra.

Local builders and associated trades are encouraged to attend an industry update session later this month regarding significant changes to the National Construction Code (NCC) which came into effect on 1 May 2019.

The NCC is produced and maintained by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) and is a uniform set of technical provisions for the design and construction of new buildings and other structures throughout Australia.

“The NCC is the primary document for builders, designers, architects, assessors and surveyors to refer to when designing and or assessing buildings for compliance to minimum requirements to gain Council building approval,” City of Mount Gambier Building Officer Paul Gibbs said.

“The 2019 revision includes many changes from the previous version issued in 2016.”

Mr Gibbs encouraged builders and associated trades such as carpenters, brick layers and plumbers to become aware of their responsibilities by registering to attend the 2019 HIA Business Industry Update to be held at the Council office at the Civic Centre on Friday 24 May 2019 between 2:00pm and 5:00pm.

Builders, designers and trades need to familiarise themselves with key changes that have an impact on housing, including condensation management, changes to energy efficiency enhanced documentation requirements, revised masonry and cladding provisions and new separating walls.
- City of Mount Gambier Building Officer Paul Gibbs.

The Housing Industry Association (HIA) presentation offers an in depth revision of the 2019 NCC Australian Standards requirements in Volume One (commercial buildings) and Volume Two (residential dwellings) and a brief review of the South Australian planning and building control changes.

“It is important for builders and trades to understand any required changes that may impact on day to day work practices and procedures.”

“By attending the HIA Business Industry update, there is also an opportunity to ask questions and seek clarification where required.”

Mr Gibbs and consulting Building Surveyor Dave Vandborg recently attended the National Construction Code (NCC) 2019 Symposium in Canberra to update their knowledge and understanding regarding the changes now in force.

Register your place for the Business Industry Update online at https://hia.com.au/Events/Events/Industry-Seminar/SA/2019/Business-Industry-Update-Mount-Gambier.aspx or fill in and return the form attached to the flyer below.

RSVP by Wednesday 22 May 2019.

Media contact: Media and Communications Coordinator Sharny McLean on (08) 8721 2401 or smclean@mountgambier.sa.gov.au