23 Aug 2017
The Australian Building Codes Board is exhibiting proposed changes to the National Construction Code (NCC) relating to fire safety in high-rise buildings.
The changes will be introduced through ‘NCC 2016 Volume One Amendment 1’ and comments close on 10 September 2017.
The proposed changes include:
- a new verification method that adopts the external wall testing standard, AS 5113
- improving the evidence of suitability provisions
- clarifying the deemed to satisfy provisions relating to the fire performance of external walls
- referencing an updated sprinkler standard, AS 2118.