In case you weren’t aware, the National Construction Code (NCC) 2022 is now available for those who want to use its new provisions.
The Building Ministers released NCC 2022 on the 1 October 2022 and has come into effect on the 1st of May this year in all states and territories.
Building Ministers also agreed to transitional arrangements for the following specific requirements:
- New livable housing requirements commence 1 October 2023
- New energy efficiency and condensation mitigation requirements commence 1 October 2023
- New lead free plumbing product requirements commence 1 September 2025.
Until these adoption dates, NCC 2019 Amendment 1 remains in-force.
Where to access the new edition of the code?
You can also purchase a printed copy of NCC 2022 from NCC commercial providers in due course.
What has changed – structure and look
The NCC 2022 also features a new structure and clause referencing system that creates consistency across all volumes. While the new structure may look different at first, it makes the code more machine-readable, supporting new technologies like Computer-Aided Design (CAD) systems and Building Information Management (BIM) systems.
You can read more about the Improved NCC useability initiative here.
NCC application within states and territories
State and territory legislation stipulates which edition of the NCC applies to a particular project. Therefore, the information contained in this article is to be read with consideration to how state or territory legislation affects which edition of the NCC is to be used.
We recommend you check with your building authority for local advice on transitional provisions.