The NCC 2019 introduces some significant changes therefore it is important for us, building surveyors, to gain an in-depth understanding of the major changes before they take into effect in May 2019. The AIBS is “currently developing an extensive training schedule to assist building surveyors” as announced by Stephen Scimonello, the AIBS Professional Development Manager.

We have listed below the changes to consider in the NCC 2019:

  • A new verification method related to buildings located in designated bushfire areas along with the introduction of AS 3959-2018. National training has commenced already and has proven to be very popular.
  • Fire safety systems in buildings which also include fundamentals of inspecting and commissioning. The training gives the building surveyors an opportunity to hear from their States’ respective fire services, a mechanical engineer and fire safety engineer on the NCC requirements including Australian Standards.
  • Introduction of AS 3700-2018 Masonry structures and the acceptable construction manuals referenced in the BCA 2019 related to the requirements for residential and commercial buildings being constructed from masonry or masonry veneer. Training will be running on the general areas on fire resistance and safety changes of the NCC 2019 to all building types and classifications.
  • An extensive training session is currently being developed to provide building surveyors information about the significant changes to the energy efficiency requirements in the NCC 2019 and the condensation management applying to Volume 1 & 2 of the BCA.
  • NCC Access Provisions including AS1428 New adult changing facilities has been introduced and requires building surveyors have a thorough understanding of their responsibilities when assessing buildings subject to the requirements of AS1428.

The AIBS is organising these training sessions to ensure building surveyors are well equipped and are aware of the substantial changes emanating from the NCC 2019.

Our building surveyors are available to discuss these technical terms which may not resonate to you although they can significantly affect your project.

Due to constantly evolving legislation the information provided within this blog may no longer be valid. The advice given on this site is general in nature and does not take into account your specific circumstances. Please email one of our building surveyors to check what is right for you.

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