b'Navigating the NCCA Performance Based CodeTheNCCisaperformancebasedcodecontainingall PerformanceRequirementsfortheconstructionofbuildings. It is built around a hierarchy of guidance and code compliance levels, with the Performance Requirements being the minimum level that buildings and building elements must meet.The Performance Requirements are also supported by GeneralProtection of service equipment and hazardous substancesRequirements, which cover other aspects of applying the NCCProtection of emergency equipmentincluding its interpretation, reference documents, the acceptance ofMaintainingfireresistanceperformanceatpenetrations, design and construction (including related evidence of suitability / joints and attachmentsdocumentation) and the classification of buildings within the NCC. Access to the building for emergency vehicles & personnelThe key to the performance based NCC is that there is no obligationAdditionally, Section 2.3 of NCCVolume 2 refers to Fire Safety toadoptanyparticularmaterial,component,designfactororand contains the Performance Requirements for Class 1 and 10 construction method. This provides for a choice of complianceconstructions. The Deemed to Satisfy (or Acceptable Construction) pathways. The Performance Requirements can be met using eitherProvisions for wall cladding are contained in Section 3.5 and are a Performance Solution (Alternative Solution) or using a Deemed- not covered by this guide.to-Satisfy (DTS) Solution.Due to the lower complexity of Class 1 & 10 constructions, the *Referenced from the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) Website fire performance requirements and objectives are correspondingly simplified:Fire Performance Requirements Protection from the spread of fireSection C of NCCVolume 1 refers to Fire Resistance and contains Fire detection and early warningthe Performance Requirements and Deemed to Satisfy Provisions Protection from heating appliancesfor for Class 2 to 9 constructions. Resistance to bushfiresThe performance requirements for fire resistance are centered on several key objectives: In all cases, the Builder/Designer/Architect may choose to follow Maintaining structural stability during a fire the DtS provisions provided in the NCC to achieve compliance to the Avoiding the spread of fire relevant performance requirements. Where the design application Protecting the building from the spread of fire and smoke todoes not fit with standard DtS solutions, a Performance Solution allow sufficient time for evacuation in an emergency must be developed in collaboration with the project stakeholders Maintain tenable conditions during occupant evacuation (i.e. architect, engineer, surveyor, local fire authorities, etc).Weathertex|4'