2016 NCC Change: Now you can aim higher with timber

Full price: $134.00
Member: $100.00


Course outline
Course structure and materials
Length of course
CPD hours
Learning outcome
Competency standards

Course outline

Until now, the choice of construction materials for mid-rise urban developments has been limited to a traditional palette that excluded timber. However changes to the National Construction Code (NCC) from 1 May will enable timber buildings of up to eight storeys without the need for expensive Alternative Solutions to gain approval. This seminar aims to deliver a hands-on workshop that will work through the WoodSolutions Technical Guide on mid-rise timber buildings and provide attendees with the knowledge to confidently implement the NCC changes.

AACA Competency: Design


Boris Iskra has worked in the timber industry for over 25 years in a range of roles including Technical Director at the Timber Promotion Council (Vic). Currently the National Manager Codes & Standards for Forest & Wood Products Australia.

Paul England has worked in the fire sector for over 35 years in a range of roles including founding Warrington Fire in Australia (now part of the Exova Group). Currently the Manager Director at EFT Consulting (Fire and Risk Consultants) where he carried out the fire engineering analysis underpinning the changes to the NCC to permit mid-rise timber buildings.

Course structure and materials

  • Audio-visual Flash presentation
  • Formal assessment

    Length of course

    2 hours

    Continuing professional development hours


    2 formal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.

    Learning outcome

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Use timber as an effective construction material for mid-rise buildings that complies with the new National Construction Code
  • Recognise the benefits in utilising timber in mid-rise constructions
  • Understand the safety standards and regulations associated with timber mid-rise buildings

    National Competency Standards in Architecture



    Full Price $134.00
    Member $100.00
    Practice Membership / A+ $91.00
    Graduate Member $91.00
    SONA Member (student) $51.00

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    Published on: 07/04/2016

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