Involved in any building works? The National Construction Code (NCC) sets out the minimum requirements and provides uniform technical standards for design and construction of new building work (including in existing buildings), plumbing and drainage across all Australian States and Territories. A FREE copy of the NCC is available here. NCC Volume 2 contains the requirements for residential and non-habitable buildings and structures. To ensure the changes to the NCC 2022 are widely known and understood, the Australian Building Codes Board’s (ABCB) is hosting a live webinar on Tuesday 20 April, 1.00 – 2:00 pm AEST. Find out more and register here.
As part of the CFA Standards Project, Consumers Federation of Australia supports representatives to Standards Australia Technical Committees developing standards that are referenced in the NCC – CFA representatives participate on committees including Electrical wiring and equipment, Gas appliances and systems, Power quality and availability, Electricity metering systems, Medical installations and equipment, Access for people with mobility issues, Lighting and exit signs, Materials used for thermal insulation of buildings, and Safety for persons working on or near low voltage electrical installations and equipment. CFA Standards Representatives add value to the work of the committee, bringing the consumer stakeholder contribution to the process and ensuring a robust standard of benefit to the community. For more information and how to participate contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is currently prioritising anti-competitive conduct in commercial construction markets and has established a Commercial Construction Unit (CCU) focussed on the construction sector, find out more here. The NCC is the national technical code – the actual laws that reflect the application and administration of the NCC are matters for the states and territories to enforce.