NCC 2022 : Condensation [On Demand]

NCC 2022 : Condensation [On Demand]

NCC 2022 Update Session 03

2 Formal CPD Points
On Demand CPD Course

This course forms one part of a four-session NCC 2022 Update Series. Each session in this series comprises a two-hour  presentation equivalent to 2 formal CPD points, and can be purchased individually.

We are also currently offering the complete NCC 2022 Update Series as a single bundle. Available now to purchase at a discounted rate, this bundle includes access to all four NCC 2022 Update sessions amounting to eight hours of expert presentation content, equivalent to 8 formal CPD points.

Follow these links to secure your bundle and individual session enrolments:

NCC 2022 Update Series: Complete Bundle Offer

NCC 2022 Update 01: Fire Safety
NCC 2022 Update 02: Energy Budgets
NCC 2022 Update 04: Livability and Accessibility




In this session, Scott Flett and Dr. Mark Dewsbury will examine the improved provisions within the Code that will apply to condensation management for residential buildings.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Identify where in the NCC they can refer to guidance on condensation management as appropriate to construction type
  • Explain both the key risks associated with water vapour, and ways in which condensation must be managed to minimise their impact on the health of occupants.
  • Familiarise with the rage of provisions set out in the Code related to building systems which address condensation, such as external wall construction, exhaust, and ventilation systems
  • Understand the applicable methods set out under the Code to verify compliance with performance requirements related to condensation management

NSCA 2015 Performance Criteria

Our NCC 2022 Update Series course will deliver outcomes related to the following Competencies from the 2015 National Standard of Competency for Architects:

Design: Pre-Design
Identification, analysis and integration of information relevant to siting of project.

Design: Conceptual Design
Design response incorporates assessment of the physical location and relevant wider regional, contextual and environmental issues.
3.4 Design response incorporates assessment of relevant legislation, codes and industry standards.

Design: Schematic Design
Evaluation of design options against values of physical, environmental and cultural contexts.
4.4 Inclusion of expertise of relevant specialists and consultants in developing the project design.
4.7 Coordination and integration of appropriate environmental systems, including for thermal comfort, lighting and acoustics.

Documentation: Detailed Design
Evaluation and integration of regulatory requirements.

Documentation: Documentation
Nomination of quality and performance standards with regard to selected materials, finishes, fittings components and systems.

Project Delivery: Construction Stage
Monitoring project requirements and objectives as described in project documents are met.


NSCA 2021 Performance Criteria

Our NCC 2022 Update Series course will deliver outcomes related to the following Competencies from the 2021 National Standard of Competency for Architects:

PC 1 
Comply with the regulatory requirements and obligations pertaining to practice as an architect, including legislation, professional codes of conduct, obligations for continuing professional development and professional indemnity insurance.

PC 12 
Provide independent, culturally responsive and objective advice in accordance with relevant building codes, standards, technical specifications and guidelines, and planning regulations, including climate change implications, across all aspects of architectural practice.

PC 16 
Be able to apply risk management and mitigation strategies – including safety in design, project risk, requirement for resilience from the impacts of climate change and appropriate insurances – across architectural services.

PC 28 
Be able to draw on knowledge from building sciences and technology, environmental sciences and behavioural and social sciences as part of preliminary design research and when developing the conceptual design to optimise the performance of the project.

PC 31 
Be able to identify, analyse and integrate information relevant to environmental sustainability – such as energy and water consumption, resources depletion, waste, embodied carbon and carbon emissions – over the lifecycle of a project.

PC 32 
Be able to apply planning principles and statutory planning requirements to the site and conceptual design of the project.

PC 33 
Be able to investigate, coordinate and integrate sustainable environmental systems – including water, thermal, lighting and acoustics – in response to consultants’ advice.

PC 41
 Be able to coordinate and integrate input from specialists and consultants into the detailed design and documentation.

PC 45 
Be able to nominate and integrate quality and performance standards with regard to selected materials, finishes, fittings, components and systems, considering the impact on Country and the environment, and the whole life carbon impact of the project. This includes integrating life cycle assessments and other expertise and advice from consultants.

PC 46 
Be able to produce project documentation that meets the requirements of the contract and procurement process and complies with regulatory controls, building standards and codes, and conditions of construction and planning approvals.

PC 58 
Complete documentation – including specifications, drawings, schedules, reports, certification and approvals – and other project information for issue to the client and relevant authorities, as required under the construction contract and relevant building and planning codes.


Scott Flett

Founding Director, Scott Flett Architecture Workshop

Scott Flett Architecture Workshop (SFAW) is an architecture and advanced manufacturing business operating across Tasmania and New South Wales. SFAW was founded by Scott Flett in 2016, Scott is a registered architect, a licensed builder and the sole director of Scott Flett Architecture Workshop Pty Ltd.

At the completion of his Masters of Architecture at UNSW Scott received the Design Ross Bonthorne Lend Lease Award, the UNSW Construction and Practices Prize, a Confucius Institute Scholarship, a Chinese Government Scholarship and a 3rd Prize at the 2009 International Chinese Language Competition “China Bridge” .

SFAW works in remote, regional and urban environments across Australia on diverse projects including residential, eco tourism, hospitality, commercial, cultural and pro bono work with the Australian NGO: The Anganwadi Project. Scott has also written for the News Corp publication: Business Spectator.



Dr Mark Dewsbury

Lecturer, Architecture and Design, University of Tasmania

Dr Mark Dewsbury is passionate about sustainability and has been involved in the sustainable design of commercial and residential buildings in the public and private sectors for more than 20 years.

His research activities have included contract research for Forest and Wood Products Australia, CSIRO, Department of Industry, Federal Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, CSR Building Materials, Aurora Energy, and a broad range of industry and government partners. His research focuses on methods of building to improve the construction and thermal performance of Australian housing. This incorporates empirical validation, testing and calibration input for the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme, CHENATH and AccuRate building simulation programs.

Recently, Mark has been conducting desktop and empirical studies on the use of mass-timber products as thermal mass and condensation risks in contemporary building systems in Australian cool and temperate climates.



Australian Building Codes Board has provided the following video recording which addresses the NCC 2022 as related to Condensation Management. 

ABCB NCC 2022 Webinar Series: Condensation Management

ABCB Condensation in Buildings Handbook


Non Members $149
Members $99 


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