The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) Office has released an online survey regarding the inclusion of mandatory requirements in the National Construction code (NCC) for the development of Performance Solutions.
Performance Solutions are one method that can be used to show compliance with the requirements of the NCC. They can be developed for areas such as fire, health and safety, amenity and energy efficiency using a variety of Assessment Methods. Therefore, the way in which Performance Solutions are developed and documented can vary widely, as can the outcome associated with the solution.
The ABCB has been requested by Building Ministers to consider the inclusion of mandatory requirements in the NCC for the process for preparing Performance Solutions. The process would focus on the need to appropriately consult, analyse and document all Performance Solutions regardless of the topic. This process would align with the ABCB’s guidelines for the Development of Performance Solutions.
“The ABCB would like to better understand how Performance Solutions are prepared, if they are consistent with the intent and objectives of the NCC and ABCB guidance material,” says the ABCB.
“We are interested in your views if you are involved in the design, testing or approval of Performance Solutions. If you are not involved in the development or assessment of Performance Solutions in any way, it is requested that you do not complete the survey.”
The survey is supported by the ABCB’s Consultation Hub and takes around 10 minutes to complete.
It closes on 11.59pm AEST Thursday, September 26.