As part of developing a more user-friendly online NCC, the ABCB took the opportunity to hit the refresh button on its entire suite of digital products, to reflect the more future-focused and contemporary organisation it is today.

New website

In early 2020, the ABCB engaged stakeholders via an online survey to find out what they need in terms of on online NCC and ABCB website. Based on the survey responses, a new ABCB corporate website and 3 ‘microsites’ have been developed for the NCC, WaterMark and CodeMark, to deliver a tailored and more engaging experience.

The websites will be launched in July with a new look and feel, and also come with greatly improved functionality such as enhanced search ability and a new resource library, as well as a reorganised information architecture to help stakeholders find what they need quickly and easily. The new sites will even be broken down into separate areas for practitioners and consumers.

And most importantly, the NCC microsite will make your experience using the online code much more user-friendly, with a ‘mobile-first’ design to better reflect the needs of users.

One of the new features NCC Online will have is a vastly improved search functionality – with the power of Google’s algorithms to ensure you can find what you need quickly and accurately. Over the next 12 months the ABCB will be releasing new and exciting features to NCC Online. The next big change will be the upcoming content filtering options, so construction and plumbing practitioners can filter the NCC clauses based on the building project they’re working on. The advantages to the new online NCC are many, and are more comprehensively detailed on our Improved NCC Useability initiatives page.

New brand

Along with the new website, the ABCB took the opportunity to review its corporate identity and developed a refreshed, more contemporary brand that provides a clear visual link between the ABCB corporate brand and sub-brands – the NCC, WaterMark and CodeMark. This includes updates to the suite of logos* along with a new visual identity, which pulls the ABCB corporate and sub-brands together into a unified and modern corporate brand.