The identification, development, and management of National Construction Code (NCC) performance-based solutions including those involving structural steel.

This webcast seminar consisting of on-demand pre-recorded presentations will provide particular guidance for engineers involved in the design of building projects that contain performance-based building solutions. The seminar will cover topics including a background to performance-based codes, how these codes differ to prescriptive codes and how to recognise when a performance-based solution is being proposed.

The seminar will also discuss the role of Australian Standards in the design process, the assessment method rules that must be followed and what evidence must be provided as part of the performance-based building solution.

This seminar is a must for building industry professionals who are involved in the design, specification and certification of all types of building projects to better understand the rules and their obligations under the performance- based NCC.

Topic Type of event Viewing dates

Understanding the performance-based NCC:

  • the structure of the NCC
  • the role of Australian Standards
  • identifying when a building solution is performance-based
Pre-recorded on-demand presentation (approx 60 minutes) 9 Feb to 23 Feb 2022

Engineer obligations under the performance-based NCC:

  • development of a performance-based design brief
  • identification of the mandatory assessment methods
  • understanding the Evidence of Suitability rules
  • putting it all together
Pre-recorded on-demand presentation (approx 60 minutes) 9 Feb to 23 Feb 2022
Q&A - answering questions posted from session 1 and 2 Pre-recorded on-demand presentation (up to 60 minutes) 23 Feb to 2 March 2022



Dr Darryl O’Brien is a private building consultant, a sessional lecturer in building surveyor studies for CQ University, Victoria University and acts as a Subject Matter Expert for the Victorian Department Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

Prior to this, Darryl was Director of Technical and Regulation at the Victorian Building Authority, lecturer, and Head of Course for CQ University and an Independent Technical Expert for Cladding Safety Victoria.

Darryl holds Undergraduate degrees in Building Surveying and Building Design and Postgraduate qualifications including a PhD, Masters in Environmental Planning and Graduate Certificates in Tertiary Education and Urban Planning.

Darryl is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors and past QLD & NT Vice President, former member of the AIBS QLD State Executive Committee and AIBS National Technical Committee.

Event Package

Each of the pre-recorded presentations (video, audio & slides) includes a copy of the presentation notes.

Event Fees (incl GST)

$195 – ASI Member

$250 – Non-Member

Corporate Packages

Reduced fee packages are available for companies registering 10 or more attendees.

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