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The National Construction Code (NCC) 2022 commences from today in New South Wales, ushering in a range of changes to construction regulations. The NCC 2022, which includes the Building Code of Australia (Volumes One and Two) and the Plumbing Code of Australia (Volume Three), was made available from October 1, 2022.

The changes to the NCC include:

  • A consistent structure and clause referencing system across all three volumes
  • A new Housing Provisions Standard to support the new NCC structure
  • Amended provisions for the fire safety of external walls, including requirements that bonded laminate panels be mechanically fixed
  • Enhanced waterproofing and weatherproofing provisions
  • Enhanced provisions for residential energy efficiency and condensation management, which will be enforced from October 1, 2023
  • New requirements to facilitate the future installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in carparks
  • Adoption of the latest edition, or updated editions of a range of Australian Standards and other referenced documents

The changes will enhance the safety, quality, and sustainability of buildings across the country. To learn more about the changes mentioned above, download the article below which delves into the details of the new NCC 2022, examining the implications of the changes for the construction industry and building owners.