AIRAH NCC Volume 1 Section J training course

NCC Volume 1 Section J

This course assists industry in getting up-to-date with the significant changes to Section J in the National Construction Code (NCC) 2019, with an emphasis on its impact to the energy efficiency provision.

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About this course

This one-day course is offered as a face-to-face, online, or in-house session.

Recent changes to Section J will be identified and explained, with a focus on Part J5 and JV3 (Verification Using a Reference Building). Practical examples will be worked through, including a step-by-step approach to both DTS and JV3, plus the processes involved in producing the modelling to achieve the required outcomes. Solutions to compliance difficulties within J5 will also be discussed.

  • Intent of the new Section J
  • Performance provisions
  • Performance methods
  • Building envelope and the glazing calculator
  • JV3 – why Verification Using a Reference Building is in the NCC and how the results are checked and regulated
  • J5 – fans, pumps, duct and pipe sizing, insulation and compliance
This course is designed for...
  • Mechanical design engineers
  • Graduate design engineers
  • Building surveyors
  • Contractors
  • Facility managers
  • Project managers

NCC 2019 Volume 1 Section J is designed for...


online delivery
Delivery method
face-to-face, online, or in-house

online delivery
Course length
8 hours (full-day)

Enrolment in the NCC Volume 1 Section J course is capped at 25 people (face-to-face) or 15 people (online).

This course does not include any formal assessment, but participants will be involved in a number of design workshop activities relating to the course content throughout the day.

Why enrol?

All engineers within the construction industry should review the significant updates to the NCC. It is important to gain a holistic understanding of the entire NCC, such that assessment of the energy efficiency of buildings does not adversely affect the performance of other aspects of a building.

Enrolment in and completion of this course is eligible for 7.5 continuing professional development (CPD) hours. AIRAH recommends members undertake 50 hours of CPD each year.

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AIRAH face-to-face training AIRAH offers face-to-face training opportunities to assist with your professional development in the HVAC&R building services industry.

Tuesday, September 13
Sydney, NSW – 9am–5pm

Thursday, September 15
Brisbane, Qld – 9am–5pm

Friday, October 7
Melbourne, Vic – 9am–5pm

AIRAH online training The online delivery of this course is presented as a live Zoom session. Participants should have a stable internet connection and a laptop or desktop computer with webcam and good audio. To allow for questions and engagement, we strongly recommend you have also access to a microphone.

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Course fees
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Registrants will be mailed a hard copy training manual.

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