Glass & Window Watch June 2021

Technical

Consultation on NCC 2022 Public Comment Draft (Stage 2) Now Open

The Public Comment Draft of NCC 2022 has been published by the Australian Building Codes Board. Consultation will be undertaken in two stages:

  • Stage 1 – includes all proposed NCC amendments except energy efficiency and condensation proposals that arise from project work. The public comment period for this first stage closes at 11:59 PM AEST Friday, 2 July 2021.
  • Stage 2 – content relating to energy efficiency and condensation project work will open for comment on Monday, 19 July.

NCC 2022 Stage 1 Draft

NCC 2022 features a new structure and format, implemented as part of the ABCB’s Improved NCC useability initiative, delivering a more user-friendly and digitally contemporary code.

Feedback is not being sought on the new structure and format. Public comment is requested only on the proposed technical amendments as identified by track-change format. More information and resources are available on the ABCB's useability initiative dedicated resource page.

ABCB Useability Initiative

Members are also encouraged to provide feedback to AGWA on Stage 1 of the consultation by emailing technical@agwa.com.au by COB, 25 June 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

ABCB Performance Solution Process

In July 2020, ABCB published a document outlining a process to assist practitioners with the development and approval of simple and complex Performance Solutions. Please note there will be a new NCC requirement as of 1 July 2021 to follow this document when developing Performance Solutions. This comes as a requirement of the NCC 2019 Amendment 1.

ABCB Performance Solution Process

New Technical Fact Sheet: Understanding AS 2047 Appendix F

AGWA has published a new Technical Fact Sheet providing guidance to AGWA members, certifiers, building inspectors and consumers on the applicability of Appendix F of AS 2047. The purpose of this Technical Fact Sheet is to provide a user-friendly and easy to read flowchart for understanding the compliance requirements of Appendix F. The flowchart in this document reflects AGWA’s drive to strike compliance under the provisions of AS 2047 while highlighting the opportunity for performance solutions or tested systems for those who want to follow these pathways.

TFS: Understanding Appendix F of AS 2047

Revised AGWA Fixing Guide Released

This Industry Guide to the Fixing of Windows and Doors provides the minimum fastening number and sizes for fixing windows and doors into buildings that are classified as housing as per Australian Standard AS 4055. By providing this resource as a guide it is hoped that windows and doors supplied to majority of the Australian housings remain structurally sound.

The fixing numbers for the AGWA Industry Guide to Correct Fixing of Windows and Doors has been revised to align with the latest pressures in AS 2047-2014 as well as to update the tables within the guide to incorporate the latest changes in relevant standards, notably AS 1720.1, AS 4600 and AS 4055.

AGWA Guide Series: Window and Door Fixing Guide

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Calendar

17 June

TRAINING: AS 1288 Introduction
Web-delivery

23 June

TRAINING: Window Essentials
New South Wales

25 June

Queensland Golf Day
Keperra Country Golf Club

25 June

NCC 2022 Public Comment (Stage 1) comments due

1 July

TRAINING: AS 1288 Introduction
Tasmania

1 July

TRAINING: AS 1288 Advanced
Tasmania

6-7 July

TRAINING: Intermediate Fenestration
Tasmania

13 July

TRAINING: Intermediate Fenestration
Web-delivery, 5 Sessions

29 July

TRAINING: AS 1288 Standard Update
Web-delivery

30 July

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