VBA Plumbing Technical Bulletin

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VBA Technical Bulletin - Plumbing

I’m excited to be writing to you in this, the first edition of the VBA Plumbing Technical Bulletin.

These emails are an opportunity for the VBA to communicate everything from practice notes and guidance material to upcoming webinars and education opportunities.

NCC 2022

Earlier this month, the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) published the first stage of the National Construction Code (NCC) 2022 edition. This ‘Preview’ gives us a sneak peak of the new Code before it comes into effect on 1 September 2022.

This will be the most significant amendment to the NCC since its inception in 1996, there’s no doubt these revisions will have a major impact on our industry.

It’s critical that not only the VBA be prepared to support you to adjust to the changes, but you as practitioners, and industry groups alike need to proactively prepare too.

Normally the code would be previewed in February and published formally in May, but with the challenges COVID has posed over the past two years, the publication date has been delayed by a few months to allow preview in May and publication in September. This is allowing industry more time to get familiar with and prepare for the changes.

The structure of the Code continues to be refined to improve readability. As part of this, the provision of the code will be renumbered, which will take a bit of getting used to.

To support the more immediate need to get ready for NCC 2022, we now have the dates for the national seminar series that will feature speakers explaining the changes. The Melbourne seminar and webinar registration links are available under ‘Upcoming webinars’ at the bottom of this email.

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