The National Construction Code (NCC) and associated legislation relevant to High Rise Construction (buildings taller than 3 storeys) will be examined and applied in this unit. Students will learn about statutory controls and assessment; enforcement proceedings; how occupational health and safety, environmental and heritage legislation interact with the NCC; and the application of the principles of performance-based legislations.

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NBC2002 - Building Regulations

NBC2001 - Building Planning Process

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Interpret Codes and Standards of Class 2 to 9 buildings beyond 3 stories including Type A construction;  
  2. Critically assess and advise on compliance of design documentation for Class 2 to 9 buildings taller than 3 storeys;  
  3. Negotiate initial, advanced and final construction inspections of Class 2 to 9 buildings taller than 3 storeys;  
  4. Exemplify effective communication with a range of skilled professionals, including architects, builders and engineers; and  
  5. Formulate sound and safe practices in relation to permits and inspections on site.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test Tests (2) 40%
Project Team project 45%
Presentation Presentation 15%

Required reading

In addition, a very comprehensive set of course notes will be available for most topics. These course notes will contain further references and reading material.

Building Code of Australia Class 2 to Class 9 Buildings
National Construction Code Series (2019 Volume 1
ABCB Publications, Canberra

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