Section J seminar series


Get familiar with the key changes coming to Section J of the National Construction Code (NCC).

AIRAH presents a half-day seminar series highlighting the key changes to Section J as part of the overhaul and release of the NCC, taking effect in May 2019.

This series will include:
  • An overview of the major changes to Section J
  • How this will affect the HVAC&R industry and building services sector
  • How industry can comply and adapt to the changes.
The updates to Section J are part of a broader strategy, led by the Australian Government, as a result of major research by the Australian Building Construction Board (ABCB). The aim is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase the energy efficiency of the country’s building stock by 40 per cent by 2030. It also looks to provide more flexibility on verification options, including NABERS Energy and Green Star to prove compliance against the code.
The Section J seminar series will cover: 

Commercial Buildings

Improving the current reference building Verification Method (JV3) Formally recognising NABERS Energy and Green Star as alternative Verification Methods Simplifying the Deemed-to-Satisfy provisions Introducing basic comfort levels for building occupants
Building envelope thermal performance calculations Glazing and façade calculations Average daylight factor Section J5 pump and fan pressure calculations
Greenhouse gas emissions factors Blower door testing and Infiltration measurements Water heater system calculations Ancillary energy assessments


V2.6.2.2 Verification using a reference building 


General course information

Presenter: Ken Thomson, M.AIRAH

Thomson has over 25 years’ experience in the building industry, and has completed numerous projects in ESD and mechanical design. These projects include HVAC system design, documentation and commissioning (including undertaking CFD analysis, façade design and analysis, and daylight and glare assessments), as well as post-occupancy inspections, energy audits and building condition audits. 
Face-to-face  Times:
7.30am – Registrations desk opens, and light refreshments served
8am – Seminar start
12pm – Seminar finish and light lunch served 
Face-to-face  Audience
This seminar covers information relevant to:
  • Mechanical services designers
  • Mechanical services contractors
  • Equipment manufacturers and suppliers
  • Maintenance contractors
  • Facilities managers
  • Building owners
  • Regulatory authorities
  • Certifiers


AIRAH members $170

Non-member price

Non-members $230

Course pricing includes GST


Registrations are now open. Please click one of the below links to sign up for the Section J seminar series in your preferred city. You may also register by downloading, completing and returning the registration form.


Hadley's Hobart
34 Murray St,
Hobart, Tas

Tuesday, May 28

Sold out




Vibe Canberra Hotel
1 Rogan St,
Canberra, ACT 

Tuesday, June 11



Rendezvous Hotel
328 Flinders St, Melbourne, Vic 

Wednesday, May 29

Sold out




Dexus Place
1 Farrer Place,
Sydney, NSW

Wednesday, June 12



Fraser Suites Perth
10 Adelaide Terrace, Perth, WA 

Tuesday, June 4

Sold out




Capri on Fraser
80 Albert St,
Brisbane, Qld 

Friday, June 14



Rydges Adelaide
1 South Terrace, Adelaide, SA 

Wednesday, June 5



Please call AIRAH on (03) 8623 3000 or email for more information.