This YouTube clip provides an overview of the NCC as a performance based code, as well as outlining the different pathways of achieving compliance with the mandatory Performance Requirements.
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[Text: The National Construction Code: A performance-based code. Graphic: 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, [Graphic: book opens, two pages of five icons representing - safety, health, amenity, accessibility and sustainability] is the minimum standard of safety, health, amenity, accessibility, and sustainability for buildings across Australia.
[Graphic: two new pages of book reading ‘Performance Requirements’ checklist being ticked off with a set of scales] The NCC is a performance-based code which includes Performance Requirements. [Graphic: turn page of book to show two new pages of book reading ‘Governing Requirements’ checklist being ticked off with a gavel] These mandatory Performance Requirements are supported by the Governing Requirements in the NCC. [Graphic: Rooms of inside building zooming into bathroom] The mandatory Performance Requirements set the minimum level that buildings, building elements and plumbing systems must achieve.
[Graphic: flames and smoke coming from sides of building] For example, a Performance Requirement could be that a building must be protected from the spread of fire and smoke to allow sufficient time for the [Graphic: person running out of burning building, fire truck arrives with water hose – putting the fire out] orderly evacuation of the building in an emergency. [Graphic: water coming out of tap at kitchen sink]. Or, a Performance Requirement could be; installations intended to supply cold water for human consumption, [Graphic: water coming out of tap into pot with lid being held] food preparation, [Graphic: washing utensils at kitchen sink] food utensil washing or [Graphic: washing hands at kitchen sink] personal hygiene must be connected to a [Graphic: a hand glass to fill with water from tap] drinking water supply.
[Graphic: two pages in book showing Performance Requirement ticked checklist with justice symbol] These would be part of the Performance Requirements you would need to comply with to meet the NCC and obtain your building approval.
[Text: Deemed-to-Satisfy and/or Performance] There are three options to satisfy the Performance Requirements – a Deemed-to-Satisfy Solution, a Performance Solution, and/or a combination of both. [Text: Deemed-to-Satisfy, Graphic: four homes and buildings in a row ] The Deemed-to-Satisfy Solution follows a set recipe of what, when and how to do something. [Text: what, when, how] A Deemed-to-Satisfy Solution uses the Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions from the NCC.
[Text: Performance, Images: buildings and homes coming up on screen one at a time], [Text: flexible, innovative] A Performance Solution is unique for each individual situation. These solutions are often flexible in achieving the outcomes and encouraging innovative design and technology use. A Performance solution directly addresses the Performance Requirements. [Text: Deemed-to-Satisfy or Performance. Graphic: book with two pages showing Performance Requirements ticked checklist with justice symbol] A Deemed-to-Satisfy Solution, a Performance Solution and/or a combination of both can be used to satisfy the Performance Requirements.
[Text: THE CHOICE IS yours!] When designing buildings the choice is yours.
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