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Inaccessibility of National Building Code an issue for CIC

January 25, 2019 7:14 am

The inaccessibility of the National Building code is a major issue for the Construction Industry Council and its stakeholders.

Council Chief Executive, Vijay Naidu says the code is only in hard copies and are not online, making it difficult for builders and contractors to access it.

The code font is also too small for people to read and understand.

Naidu says as the construction industry continues to grow, the code should also be readily available for use.

“It’s a manual document, nowadays with technology and everything we should have soft documents like PDF copies or Word so that we can edit it. So from the CIC’s perspective, we want to put it on our website so can have access to it and understand and read, and the font should be improved. I think there should be an education process after the review hopefully for people to understand.”

Naidu says the code needs to be reviewed every five years, however it was not reviewed since its establishment in 1990.

He adds it should also be available for the public to read to educate them on the industry and how it works.

The National Code of Conduct will be a major topic of discussion during the Construction Industry Council’s conference in June.