National Construction Code 2019 Section J: School Design – a Case Study

Keep up-to-date with the changes to NCC 2019 J – Energy Efficiency. Learn about the new requirements using a typical design for a school.
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Keep up-to-date with the changes to NCC 2019 J – Energy Efficiency. Learn about the new requirements using a typical design for a school.

The release of the National Construction Code (NCC) 2019 edition introduced significant changes to Section J Energy Efficiency. These changes are a big step up from the 2016 edition and aim to improve energy efficiency across the built environment in Australia.

This webinar demonstrates the impact of the changes to Section J on a typical school design using a case study that complies with the 2016 and 2019 editions.

This will include an analysis of the changes required to the building fabric and systems, the technical and cost impacts of these changes, and the likely challenges to be faced by design and construction teams to meet the new requirements.

To keep the profession up-to-date with these important changes, this webinar has been made complimentary to attend by the support of the Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources through the Climate Solutions Package and Engineers Australia’s Environmental College.

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Learning outcomes
  • Understand the changes to Section J of the NCC
  • Know the requirements to comply with NCC 2019 Section J
  • Be able to improve energy efficiency in building design
  • Understand performance outcomes and benefits of various energy efficiency solutions
  • Know how to overcome the likely challenges in meeting the new requirements
Is this course for you?

Is this course for you?

This webinar is suitable for engineers and related professionals working in the construction industry, particularly on school projects. Roles include:

  • Structural engineer
  • Civil engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Architect
  • Energy efficiency consultant

There are no prerequisites for this webinar.

Topics we'll cover

Topics we'll cover

Introduction to National Construction Code (NCC) 2019

Overview of Section J

School Design Case Study

  • Overview of building and its services
  • Comparison of Section J 2016 and 2019 edition requirements
  • Changes to comply with NCC 2019
  • Energy efficiency performance solutions
  • Variations and points of interest
  • Challenges for design and construction teams
How you'll learn

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Ben Gibbs
Katie Fallowfield
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