The safety and durability of our buildings relies on the expertise of the engineers who design them.
This makes ensuring designs are compliant with the NCC crucial for these practitioners.
Our online continuing professional development (CPD) course, NCC fundamentals for engineers, helps engineers have the understanding and up-to-date knowledge they need when it comes to applying the NCC.
The course bridges any gaps between the learning gained as part of tertiary qualifications, entering the profession, and using the NCC in day-to-day work.
It addresses the compliance pathways available for projects. It then explains what the applicable Verification Methods are, and what evidence of suitability may be required. This is particularly important for large or complex projects, where some parts of the design may be Performance Solutions while the balance is designed to meet Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions.
Engineering by nature needs to take a cross-disciplinary and holistic view of the suitability of design. For this reason, the course steps through how the various volumes of the NCC, its Governing Requirements and referenced documents need to be considered and addressed. This will also assist engineers in justifying their design and construction decisions to others in a project team and build confidence in the suitability of innovative design solutions.
Just as a building needs strong foundations, the work of engineers should be built on a solid base of understanding the details of building classifications and the impact of climate and site conditions on design requirements. Variations between states and territories are also vital to understand, particularly given many practitioners work across multiple jurisdictions.
The NCC CPD course consolidates this essential information and knowledge in a one-hour online learning opportunity to help engineers bridge any knowledge gaps and play a key role in lifting the performance of the industry.