NCC: Developing Performance Solutions
NCC: Developing Performance Solutions
This YouTube clip provides an overview of our guide to developing Performance based design solutions.
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[Text: The National Construction Code, Developing Performance Solutions, NCC (Logo)]
[Graphic: ABCB (Logo) on front of book with Text saying “The National Construction Code”]
The National Construction Code also known as the NCC contains mandatory Performance Requirements [Graphic: Book open at page with
Text saying: "Performance Requirements" with check box points and set of scales] that set the minimum level [Graphic: ticks placed in check boxes] of performance that buildings, building elements and plumbing systems must achieve. [Graphic: house and office buildings. Text: Performance]
A Performance Solution is an option which may be used to satisfy these Performance Requirements. [Graphic: diagram of internal plumbing in house and office buildings] To assist in the development of Performance Solutions [Graphic: handbook icon. Text: Performance Solution Process guidance document] the ABCB has produced this guidance document. [Graphic: simple diagram of internal plumbing in house and office buildings] 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. [Graphic: handbook icon spawns four additional icons; clipboard, analytics on laptop, magnifying glass and a document, text underneath each icon saying “Prepare a PBDB, Carry out analysis, Evaluate results and Prepare a final report” respectively]
The guidance document is presented as four distinct steps. [Text: Step 1: Prepare a PBDB. Graphic: icon of clipboard with Text saying: "Brief" and check boxes]
Step 1 - The brief. [Graphic: overhead view of stakeholders seated at a round table with brief document in the centre] Developing a brief requires project stakeholders to collaborate and agree on a pathway for the design process to follow. [Graphic: speech bubbles with icons of assessment methods appear next to stakeholders and then move onto brief document] This includes selecting which of the assessment methods as outlined in the NCC is to be used. [Graphic: document with Text saying: "Acceptance Criteria"] This step is critical as it sets the agreed acceptance criteria used to assess the solution against the NCC Performance Requirement. [Graphic: book of Performance Requirement], [Text: Step 2: Carry out analysis. Graphic: icon of laptop with analytics images]
Step 2 - Analysis or testing. [Graphic: Moving cogs, model of house, experiment flask] This step involves analysis, modelling or testing to meet the agreed acceptance criteria set out in the brief. [Text: Step 3: Evaluate results. Graphic: icon of magnifying glass over documents]
Step 3 - Evaluation. [Graphic: cogs, model of house and experiment flask join together into document with Text saying: "Acceptance Criteria"] Once the analysis, modelling or testing is complete the results are collated and evaluated to determine if the acceptance criteria have been met. [Graphic: overhead view of stakeholders seated at a round table with acceptance criteria document in the centre], [Graphic: red crosses placed into check boxes on acceptance criteria document], [Text: Step 2: Carry out analysis. Graphic: icon of laptop with analytics images] If they are not met then Step 2 may need to be repeated until the acceptance criteria are satisfied. [Graphic: blue ticks placed into check boxes on acceptance criteria document].
Step 4 - Reporting. [Text: Step 4: Prepare a final report], [Graphic: Icon of open folder of reports] The final report should demonstrate that compliance with the NCC Performance Requirement has been achieved based on all of the previous steps. [Graphic: book of Performance Requirement and icons of previous steps placed together onto icon of report] This four step process provides an outline to assist in developing Performance Solutions. [Graphic: handbook icon with Text underneath saying “Performance Solution Process guidance document spawns four additional icons; clipboard, analytics on laptop, magnifying glass and a document, Text underneath each icon saying “Prepare a PBDB, Carry out analysis, Evaluate results and Prepare a final report” respectively]
For more details refer to the full guidance document which has been supported by a number of industry groups and can be found on the ABCB website.
[ABCB (Logo), Text: www.abcb.gov.au]