The ABCB has a range of training modules (Resource Kits) which are designed to increase awareness of National Construction Code (NCC) provisions within the Australian building and construction sector. The Resource Kits provide current and consistent information about the NCC and have been designed to assist those who are in a training profession such as teachers, lecturers or registered training organisations.
A major component of the Awareness Resource Kits is an extensive PowerPoint presentation including lecture notes and comprehensive information on Performance Requirements and Alternative Solutions. Also featured are FAQs, Group Exercises and Case Studies, which can all be work-shopped as a group. Below is an overview of the Resource Kits currently available.
The modules are available to download once you read and agree to our 'Principles of Use'.
Awareness Resource Kits - Overview
Module One, Introduction to the Building Code of Australia (BCA), is the first resource kit in the suite and provides an introduction to the BCA. It includes fundamental information on the operation and application of the BCA, which are Volumes One and Two of the NCC.
Module Two, Understanding the BCA's Performance Requirements provides explanatory information about the performance based approach of the BCA, including the difference between prescriptive / performance regulation and how to develop an Alternative Solution.
Module Three, Energy Efficiency NCC Volume Two, provides information about the energy efficiency requirements for Class 1 and Class 10 buildings (residential housing). This includes explanatory information regarding the scope of the energy efficiency requirements for housing, the Performance Requirements relevant to energy efficiency and the Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions for energy efficiency, i.e. building fabric, glazing, services etc.
Module Four, Energy Efficiency Volume One, provides information about the energy provisions for Class 2 to 9 buildings (multi-residential, commercial and public buildings). This includes explanatory information regarding the scope of the energy efficiency requirements these buildings, the Performance Requirements relevant to energy efficiency, and the Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions for energy efficiency, i.e. building fabric, glazing, services etc.
Module Five, Understanding the Disability Access Provisions, provides an overview of the BCA access provisions. This includes explanatory information for Class 1b buildings, Class 2 to 9 buildings and Class 10 buildings.
Module Six, Understanding the Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA), provides an overview of Volume Three of the NCC. It includes explanatory information about the PCA, particularly regarding the Performance Requirements, Alternative Solutions and certification of Materials and Products.
Module Seven, Fire Safety in Building Design, NCC Volume One, provides explanatory information regarding performance based design solutions for fire safety in Class 2 to 9 buildings.
Module Eight, Fire Safety in Building Design, NCC Volume Two, provides explanatory information regarding performance based design solutions for fire safety in Class 1 and 10 buildings.