Publications

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) and the participating Governments are committed to enhancing the availability and dissemination of information relating to the built environment.  Where appropriate, the ABCB seeks to develop solutions to building related issues through the release of non-mandatory handbooks, standards and other publications.

Handbooks

These Handbooks are non-mandatory and are designed to assist in making information readily available on a number of topics. They are available free of charge as a PDF download, and more information can be found by clicking here.  

ABCB Performance Standards

The NCC is a series of performance-based codes for the design and construction of buildings and other structures throughout Australia.  Where appropriate, the ABCB seeks to develop Performance Standards where there is an absence of technical Performance Standards available.  More information can be found by clicking here.

ABCB Standards

Where appropriate, the ABCB seeks to develop Standards to provide additional requirements for buildings that are consistent with the objectives of the NCC.  More information can be found by clicking here.

Australian Building Regulation Bulletin (ABRB)

The ABRB is one of the ABCB's key mechanisms for delivering and raising awareness of technically based information directly relevant to the building and construction industry and the community.
In both hard copy and electronic form, it provides a means for delivering information on code-related issues that address specific technical matters, contains information on broader technical issues and building regulations, and provides for expert opinions on significant technical and regulatory topics.
The magazine contains regular features and specific one off articles addressing contemporary and emerging code matters.

Click here to view the latest edition of the ABRB

ABR-Online

The ABR-Online is a result of an increasing demand for delivering the latest industry developments in electronic form.  It enables the provision of easy access to up-to-date information in conjunction with regular issues surrounding the built environment. It is distributed twice a year, in conjunction with and between the hard copy edition.

Click here to view the latest edition of the ABR-Online

 


Archived documents

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An Investigation of Possible BCA Adaptation Measures for Climate Change (2010)
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2010-2012 Investigation of Possible BCA Adaptation Measures for Climate Change Final
Published: 26 April 2012

Updated: 23 June 2014