Australia’s National Construction Code (NCC) contains a suite of mandatory performance-based building design requirements. These requirements, which provide flexibility and enable innovation and improved constructability of new buildings, are a stark departure from historic prescriptive regulatory design and construction processes. This course will introduce you to the theory and practice of performance-based design in preparation for delivering safe, cost-effective and future-focused construction projects.
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Who is it for?
The course is aimed at professionals in construction, engineering, architecture and planning who need to update their knowledge of Australia’s performance-based legislative framework.
Here's what you'll study
In this course, you’ll be introduced to the concept of performance-based design and its place in the NCC. You’ll gain in-depth knowledge of the NCC’s performance requirements, putting your theoretical learning into practice by developing hypothetical performance solutions of your own. You’ll also learn to understand the role of these solutions in driving a contemporary, competitive and progressively globalised building industry.
Course content includes:
- the structure and scope of typical building regulation systems
- an overview of relevant approval authorities and referral agencies.
- exploration of the NCC structure and its application
- alternative pathways to compliance
- in-depth review of mandatory performance requirements
- a model process for developing performance solutions
- development and analysis of hypothetical performance solutions
Here's how you'll study it
This course is delivered over four days. Course content is delivered in a lecture format and supplemented by visual aids, industry case studies and small-group activities.
And here’s what you’ll get at the end
By the end of this course, you’ll understand:
- NCC requirements and their practical applications
- how to prepare innovative and cost-efficient performance-based building designs
- critical questions to ask about performance solutions as it relates to building design.
Meet your presenter
Professor Ray Loveridge is a former director of the Australian Building Codes Board (2005– 2018) and a former executive director of the Housing Industry Association (2002–2005). In his role at ABCB, Ray managed major research projects that informed the development of the Building Code of Australia and led the development of numerous practitioner education projects, technical workshops and national seminars on the subject of performance-based building design. A chartered professional engineer and building surveyor, Ray joined UTS as an adjunct professor in 2018 with the goal of advancing the governance of the built environment through postgraduate education.