Building Control Officer, Building control staff and all officials concerned with Building Plan Applications as well as Building Industry Practitioners
NATIONAL BUILDING REGULATION AWARENESS PROGRAM TO LOCAL AUTHORITY BUILDING CONTROL OFFICIALS 2022/2023
The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications – National Building Regulations Department NRCS-NBR) cordially invite all building control Officers, their staff, Fire prevention officers and Building Industry Practitioners to attend the National Building Regulation Awareness program: –
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NATIONAL BUILDING REGULATIONS: PRACTICAL AND LEGAL ASPECTS WITH SPECIFIC REFERENCE TO SANS10400 PART-XA: ENERGY USAGE IN BUILDINGS
DATE: 11th & 12th April 2023 – Building Control Officers, their staff, Fire prevention officers Architects / Engineers Architectural Technologists Quantity Surveyors Project Managers Building Contractors are all interested building industry stakeholders.
TIME: 8:45 for 9:00 to 12:45
VENUE George Municipality
PRESENTERS: Rudolf Opperman – Technical Adviser Architecture and the National Building Regulations (NRCS)
COST: Free of Charge
Who Should Attend
Architects / Engineers Architectural Technologists Quantity Surveyors Project Managers Building Contractors Building Control Officials, Fire Prevention Officers of the Local Government.
The National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act of 1977 (Act 103 of 1977), is the enabling Act under which the National Building Regulations are made. The Act is supported by subsidiary legislation in the form of the SANS 10400 suite of documents referred to as the Application of the National Building Regulations standards. The suites of documents captured within the 23 SANS 10400 documents. These documents mirror images of the National Building Regulations and provide the performance methodologies that, if used, will satisfy the requirements of the National Building Regulation.
The applicable South African National Standards 10400 are listed below for clarification;
SANS Number Title of Standard Year Published Cost
SANS 10400 Part A – General principles and requirements 2022 R 914.25
SANS 10400 Part B – Structural design 2020 R 624.45
SANS 10400 Part C – Dimensions 2016 R 308.20
SANS 10400 Part D – Public safety 2022 R 270.25
SANS 10400 Part E – Demolition work
SANS 10400 Part F – Site operations 2017 R 233.45
SANS 10400 Part G – Excavations 2017 R 308.20
SANS 10400 Part H – Foundations 2012 R 755.55
SANS 10400 Part J – Floors 2016 R 372.60
SANS 10400 Part K – Walls 2015 R 914.25
SANS 10400 Part L – Roofs 2020 R 914.25
SANS 10400 Part M – Stairways 2018 R 345.00
SANS 10400 Part N – Glazing 2012 R 401.35
SANS 10400 Part O – Lighting and ventilation 2011 R 540.50
SANS 10400 Part P – Drainage 2010 R 801.55
SANS 10400 Part Q – Non-water-borne sanitary disposal 2021 R 569.25
SANS 10400 Part R – Storm-water disposal 2012 R 308.20
SANS 10400 Part S – Facilities for disabled persons 2011 R 717.60
SANS 10400 Part T – Fire protection 2020 R 978.65
SANS 10400 Part U – Refuse disposal
SANS 10400 Part V – Space heating 2018 R 270.25
SANS 10400 Part W – Fire installation 2011 R 372.60
SANS 10400 Part X – Environmental sustainability
SANS 10400 Part XA – Energy usage in buildings 2021 R 801.55
The following altered standards were published in the last two years;
Newly Published Standards:
SANS 10400 Part A – General principles and requirements (2022)
SANS 10400 Part D – Public safety (2022)
SANS 10400 Part XA – Energy usage in buildings (December 2021)
SANS 10400 Part Q – Non-water-borne sanitary disposal (2021)
The latest SANS10400XA 2021 (Edition 2) has been promulgated and published (relating to the new energy calculations, etc.), and professionals have started attending CPD courses and are now starting to apply the new “deemed to satisfy the regulation rules.
The municipal Building Control Officer who heads up the building control function relies on the knowledge understanding and implementation of the SANS 10400 building code. How much deemed to satisfy the regulation rules are utilised, ensure buildings are constructed with integrity and in conformance to the regulations by issuing a certificate of compliance.
Why, then, are so many buildings not conforming to the code?
To address this controversial issue, Mr Rudolf Opperman, will explain the legal role and responsibilities of Professional Practitioners in the Build Environment concerning implementing SANS 10400 Part A – General principles and requirements (2022), SANS 10400 Part D – Public safety (2022),
The founding principles of the National Building Regulations should be understood to enable the proper implementation of the legislation which is used to govern the built environment. To understand and interpret the National Building Regulations correctly, it is important to understand the philosophy and intent behind the Regulations. Although it is a piece of highly technical legislation, the functioning thereof should be grasped. The technical part thereof should be treated as a technical tick box and the user should be able to know where to obtain this information from the technical documentation available.
The purpose of the workshop is to sensitize all the role players in the Build Environment tasked with submitting building applications to the Local Authorities about their legal responsibilities and to clarify any misconceptions about accountability and responsibility.
The workshop will be presented in a lecture format with open question-and-answer sessions that would allow for healthy debate and interaction to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the subject
Programme: 11th & 12th April 2023 – Building Control Officers, their staff, Fire prevention officers, Architects, Engineers, Architectural Technologists Quantity Surveyors, Project Managers, Building Contractors, and all interested building industry stakeholders.
The same lecture will be presented on both days. This allows for the attendance of all personnel who man public counters.
09:00 –09:10 (10min) Opening and Introduction
09:10 –09:50(40min) The National Building Regulations & Building Standards Act -Part 1 (Rudolf Opperman -NRCS)
09:50 –10:00 (10min) Questions and discussion
10:00 –10:40 (45min) The National Building Regulations -Part 2 (Rudolf Opperman -NRCS)
10:40 – 10:50 (10min) Questions and discussion
10:50 –11:20 (30min) Tea Break (Host city to please provide hot water and cups)
11:20 –12:15 (55min) New SANS 10400 published standards (Rudolf Opperman -NRCS) – Part 2
12:15 – 12:45 (30min) Discussion and closing