AIRAH represents industry on the Building Codes Committee (BCC) to help support the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) by providing a HVAC&R perspective and technical advice on all proposed changes for the National Construction Code.
An AIRAH BCC review group was established to help AIRAH represent an industry view on the range of topics that are considered by BCC, particularly proposed changes to the NCC Volume One.
The role of the AIRAH BCC review group is to review the proposals and documentation submitted to BCC that are relevant to Building Services and provide any comments or feedback to the AIRAH position.
AIRAH are looking to expand the review group to help with the consideration of public comments on the draft changes for NCC 2019.
The Building Codes Committee (BCC) provides advice and assistance to the ABCB to deliver its work program by providing a national forum for regulatory authorities and industry to consider technical matters relevant to building regulation reform.
The BCC is made up of representatives from government and industry and AIRAH is one of 19 Industry representatives on the committee.
The BCC meets up to four times per year, typically for a two day meeting. Meeting papers are circulated prior to the meeting.
The next meeting of the BCC will be held to consider public comments received on the draft changes proposed for NCC 2019 and the ABCB recommended responses.
The role of the AIRAH BCC review group is to provide the AIRAH representative on the BCC with technical feedback on the meeting documentation and issues.
Review group members are asked to review the associated documentation on those agenda items that impact the building services/HVAC&R industry, and provide feedback and technical advice which is provided to the AIRAH representative prior to the BCC meeting.
Members are issued with meeting documentation prior to the BCC meeting and, due to the limited timeframes, are typically provided with 7 to 10 days to review the documentation and provide feedback to AIRAH.
All documentation is issued by AIRAH “in confidence” and cannot be distributed further by review group members. Responses back to the BCC are also anonymised.
The aim of this group is to help AIRAH provide a balanced industry view to the BCC and ABCB.
Membership is open to any financial AIRAH member. If you are interested in being involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03 8623 3000.