NCC 2022 Update

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.


Graham Moss

Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB)

Graham is Principal Building Surveyor for the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) where he directs technical projects, provides high-level advice concerning the Building Code of Australia (BCA) in various forums, and manages the co-ordination of referenced document development. He is well known for his ABCB seminars and YouTube videos on the BCA.

Prior to joining the ABCB, Graham was an A1 Accredited Certifier practising in NSW and ACT, predominantly delivering private certification and BCA consultancy services for commercial projects.

Whether applying it, teaching it or producing it, Graham has been working with the BCA for almost 2 decades and has become a trusted expert on its interpretation and application.