Advanced Building Surveying

Unit code: NBC3002 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Online Real Time
NBC2002 - Building Regulations
NBC2001 - Building Planning Process
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


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.

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.


For Melbourne campuses

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

As part of a course

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