Wall & Ceiling Specification to NCC 2022 – Pathways to Compliance & Performance
For Australian architects and specifiers, the task of navigating a way through the National Construction Code (NCC) can sometimes be difficult.
Take walling systems as an example. As per the NCC, the regulations vary depending on the type of system involved – whether it’s a steel framed wall system, a timber framed wall system, a concrete / masonry wall system, an external wall system, or indeed a ceiling system.
Then, consideration must be given to Structural requirements (NCC Section B) Fire performance walls (NCC Section C), Water/mould resistance & acoustic performance (NCC Section F), thermal performance walls (NCC Section J), Impact Resistance, and more.
Then again, you need to decide whether you meet regulations via. Deemed to Satisfy (DTS) or Performance solutions. Which all adds up to a lot of complexity and the possibility of error (and non-compliance). This session is intended to help remove some of that complexity and highlight practical pathways to compliance and performance when specifying walling systems.
At the end of this presentation, you should be able to:
- Identify the regulations that apply to the installation of wall and ceiling systems in Australia
- Outline the ways various types of walling systems and materials are regulated in NCC 2022
- Outline the ways factors like fire performance, water resistance, acoustics, thermal performance of walls and ceilings, and so on are addressed in the NCC
- Explain the best ways to meet all the regulatory requirements associated with wall & ceiling systems, while also meeting performance aspirations
Aidan Brisbane – Technical Manager, Gyprock
Aidan is an experienced Technical & Compliance Manager with over 25 years in the building industry, and he is highly skilled and qualified in Design Management and Materials / Building Compliance. During his time as the Queensland State Technical Manager, Aidan has worked extensively with Regulators, Certifiers, Architects, Building Designers, Engineers, Builders and Contractors providing technical assistance for a variety or CSR’s brands, including Cemintel, Gyprock, Hebel, AFS and Himmel, across products and systems. Working with numerous and complex systems, Aidan helps to educate diverse stakeholder groups from a wide range of perspectives including fire, acoustics, thermal, structural, NCC compliance and general product information.
David Lake – Senior Technical Advisor, Gyprock
David holds a degree in Bachelor of Design Architecture with over 15 years’ experience working in the construction industry, ranging from architectural documentation, drafting management, home design, system compliance. David has been working in CSR’s DesignLINK National technical support team for over 10 years, where he provides tailored construction solutions to complex building issues. Throughout David’s time at CSR, he has supported various construction stakeholders in the design, construction, and certification stages of many unique and iconic Australian and New Zealand building projects such as the Sydney Football Stadium and the New Royal Adelaide Hospital.