The construction sector is a significant industry for Australia and represents the second largest sector of small business in the economy.
The National Construction Code (NCC) provides the minimum necessary requirements for safety, health, amenity and sustainability in the design and construction of new buildings (and new building work in existing buildings) throughout Australia. CFA has a number of representatives on Standards Australia Technical Committees which developing standards that are called up in the NCC.
Free online access to the NCC is one of the many new initiatives underway to increase productivity and improve building outcomes. In addition to providing free access to the NCC, other initiatives include the introduction of an extended amendment cycle (to every three years) which will help reduce the cost of compliance and ultimately improve the stability, useability and penetration of the NCC.
The 2015 NCC will take effect on 1 May 2015.
CFA provides volunteer representatives on Standards Australia Technical Committees as part of the CFA Standards Project; if you are interested in finding out more about the Project and/or becoming a volunteer CFA Standards Representative please contact the Standards Coordinator at standards@consumeraction.