On Thursday, 8 February 2018, the Australian Building Codes Board issued the draft of the national construction code (NCC) for 2019.
Significant changes are proposed for
• building materials
• Fire safety
• plumbing practices
• energy efficiency
The presentation will look at one of these proposals “energy efficiency” and investigate the potential effects of the changes on a typical acute hospital building from an engineering services perspective, and investigates the changes that would be required in the way healthcare facilities are specified and briefed.