Professional Builders Give Thumbs Up to Free NCC

The Australian Institute of Building (AIB) today hailed the State and Federal building ministers’ forum agreeing in principle yesterday to make the 2015 National Construction Code (NCC) and future editions freely available and online, with details to be finalised in the coming months.

“This is a significant improvement for the construction industry and very welcome development”, said Mr Robert Hunt, AIB Chief Executive Officer.

“The AIB has called for this change for many years including its campaign in the early 2000s called “Set the BCA free”, which harnessed considerable support from the industry.”

“This will go a long way to improving the uptake and the adherence rates to the National Construction Code.”

“Removing the $400 cost to purchase the National Construction Code will result in better quality, safer and more affordable construction, and will help to build Australia’s productivity.”

“Measures to ensure greater consistency in building regulations across the states and territories, by limiting variations to the NCC will also assist professional builders.”

“We commend the building ministers’ forum for agreeing to these very positive measures for Australia’s construction industry“, Mr Hunt stated.

For further information, please contact: –

Mr Robert Hunt – AIB Chief Executive Officer

Mobile: 0412 117 799 Email: ceo@aib.org.au