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07/06/2022 – Half day webinar: National Construction Code Intensive

The National Construction Code is a unique hybrid of technical detail and legal styling that contains over 2000 pages of requirements. Australian Standards called up in the Code add thousands of pages of extra length. Many investigations into defective apartment buildings and non-conforming building products have identified as a contributing factor an industry-wide lack of mastery of the Code, or lack of rigour in applying it.

Challenging though it may be, the Code is an essential area of knowledge for all kinds of consultants. While building certifiers/surveyors are Code specialists, court judgments confirm that other consultants also need to know the parts of the Code relevant to their discipline.

Our intensive webinar this year turns its focus to the National Construction Code. Over three hours, concentrating mostly on commercial and government projects (not class 1), we’ll hear from:

  • architect, Tony Kemeny (Director, Gran Associates) and building certifier, Andrew Naylor (Director & Principal Building Surveyor, BCA Certifiers) on some key Code provisions that commonly demand attention or cause confusion, and also looking at collaboration between consultants;
  • Graham Moss (Principal Building Surveyor, Australian Building Codes Board) on the recent changes to the Code including the new requirements for documentation supporting performance solutions, and ABCB resources for practitioners;
  • Wendy Poulton (Manager Risk Services, informed by Planned Cover) on how courts interpret the Code based on examples of legal disputes involving the Code or Australian Standards.
  • Event Information:


    Tuesday 7 June 2022


    9.00am – 12.15pm (AEST)


    General Admission: $180

    (Special prices for Planned Cover clients and informed mailing list using your discount code.)

    Discounted Group Bookings Also Available


    3 formal hours

Learning Objectives:

Following completion of this webinar, you will:

• better understand and comply with some of the key National Construction Code provisions from the perspectives of an architect, building surveyor and the Australian Building Codes Board;
• understand and explain to clients how working collaboratively with all consultants can prevent things going wrong on projects;
• when applying the Code, draw on examples of legal disputes how the courts have interpreted it.

Units of Competency / Performance Criteria (as per the National standard of Competency for Architects 2021):

PC 1, PC 12, PC 20, PC 46, PC 58