NCC 2019 Public Comment Draft

NCC 2019 is open for public comment.

Key elements of the proposed amendments include:

  • new quantified performance metrics and Verification Methods;
  • improved fire safety measures;
  • removing the ability to use bonded laminated material where a non-combustible material is required (further information is in the supporting overview document);
  • increased levels of energy efficiency for commercial buildings;
  • revised Acceptable Construction Practices (ACPs) in NCC Volume Two;
  • new Acceptable Plumbing Practices (APPs) in NCC Volume Three; and
  • improved readability, including standardised Governing Requirements across the NCC.

The below table outlines the complete list of public comment draft documents open for comment and additional supporting material.

Consultation Regulation Impact Statements

Comments are still open for the Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) for energy efficiency of commercial buildings. Please follow the feedback submission process and closing dates outlined within Consultation RIS page.

Consideration

Comments relating to energy efficiency of commercial buildings must be submitted by COB Friday, 20 April 2018 using the process described below. The consultation period for all items, except energy efficiency of commercial buildings closed Friday, 13 April 2018. Thank you for your feedback.

Only comments related to the proposed changes for NCC 2019 and supporting documents, identified with a bottom banner stating 'For Comment', will be considered.

Please note: Information submitted will not be released unless required by law, but may be made available to the ABCB and its committees if required. Information collected may be subject to requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

Submission

  1. Review the NCC 2019 Public Comment Draft
  2. Download the NCC Public Comment Draft Response sheet
  3. Submit your comments by completing the online response form by the relevant closing date stated above.

No. NCC Volume Topic Type Title
01 One   PCD NCC 2019 Volume One
29 One Energy Efficiency RIS Energy efficiency of commercial buildings
30 One Energy Efficiency Report Energy efficiency of commercial buildings NCC 2016 vs NCC 2019 DTS modelling report
31 One Energy Efficiency Case study Case study 1: Premium office space
32 One Energy Efficiency Case study Case study 2: Premium office space
33 One Energy Efficiency Case study Case study 3: Aged care
34 One Energy Efficiency Case study Case study 4: Aged care
35 One Energy Efficiency Case study Case study 5: Civic centre
36 One Energy Efficiency Case study Case study 6: Lighting
37 One Energy Efficiency Example Energy efficiency of commercial buildings: glazing worked example
38 One Energy Efficiency Example Energy efficiency of commercial buildings: pump system worked example
39 One Energy Efficiency Case study Case study 7: Mid-tier office