NCC: Developing Performance Solutions
This YouTube clip provides an overview of our guide to developing Performance Based Design Solutions.
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The National Construction Code also known as the NCC
contains mandatory performance requirements
that set the minimum level of performance that
buildings, building elements and plumbing
systems must achieve.
A performance solution is an option which may be
used to satisfy these performance requirements.
To assist in the development of performance
solutions the ABCB has produced this guidance document.
It can be used for both simple and complex
performance based designs with the length and
complexity of the process being proportional to the
complexity of the design.-
The guidance document is presented
as four distinct steps.
Step 1 - The brief.
Developing a brief requires project
stakeholders to collaborate and agree on a
pathway for the design process to follow.
This includes selecting which of the assessment
methods as outlined in the NCC is to be used.
This step is critical as it sets the agreed
acceptance criteria used to assess the solution
against the NCC performance requirement.
Step 2 - Analysis or testing.
This step involves analysis, modelling or
testing to meet the agreed acceptance criteria set
out in the brief.
Step 3 - Evaluation.
Once the analysis, modelling or testing is
complete the results are collated and evaluated to
determine if the acceptance criteria have been met.
If they are not met then Step 2 may need to be
repeated until the acceptance criteria are satisfied.
Step 4 - Reporting.
The final report should demonstrate that
compliance with the NCC performance requirement
has been achieved based on all of the previous steps.
This four step process provides an outline to
assist in developing performance solutions.
For more details refer to the full guidance document
which has been supported by a number of industry groups.
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