NCC consultation ends 10 September: fire safety in high-rise buildings

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.

Click here to access the draft NCC Amendment and to make an online submission