The National Construction Code (NCC): A Performance-based Code

Full price: $134.00
Member: $100.00


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

Course outline

The use of performance-based design will be explored as an option to achieving compliance with the NCC’s mandatory Performance Requirements.

The seminar will explain the fundamental principles of the performance-based code and how it is applied, along with an outline of ABCB resources available to support industry in its application. An overview of the ABCB reforms will be provided with the aim of fostering a performance culture, increasing innovation and productivity.

AACA Competency: Documentation


Ray is a Chartered Engineer and a Building Surveyor who has worked in the design and construction industry for over 30 years. He currently works for the Australian Building Codes Board and has previously worked in state and local government positions, academia, and private enterprise.

Boris has an extensive understanding of the Australian forest and wood products sector with over 30 years of direct involvement. As the National Manager – Codes & Standards for Forest & Wood Products Australia he coordinates the development and review of Australian timber standards, and associated building standards and codes, on behalf of the timber industry. He was involved with, and coordinated, the National Construction Code submission that now permits 8 storey timber apartment, hotel and office buildings as a Deemed-to-Satisfy solution.

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:

  • List opportunities for architects when using performance-based design.
  • Describe the performance-based NCC with an emphasis on the:
    -Structure of the NCC;
    -Language used in the NCC Performance Requirements; and
    -Use of Assessment Methods
  • Communicate information available to support developing Performance Solutions.

    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

    Pricing is inclusive of GST.

    Published on: 05/10/2017

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