The 2022 version of the National Construction Code will be released in September.
The new edition was put through two stages of public consultation:
- the first looked at accessible housing, plumbing products, egress provisions, performance requirements, bushfire protection for non-residential buildings, and waterproofing; and
- the second covered energy efficiency and condensation.
Many of these changes will have an impact on the fire protection sector.
In particular, changes to rules of evidence of suitability will place more emphasis on suppliers demonstrating that their products are fit for purpose with current testing, rather than decades-old evidence.
Graham Moss, from the ABCB, will explain what has changed in NCC 2022 and how it might change behaviours in the industry.