We ensure safe and sustainable building and plumbing systems through regulatory and non-regulatory measures, in collaboration with Australian governments and industry.

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is a standards writing body responsible for the National Construction Code, WaterMark and CodeMark Certification Schemes, and regulatory reform in the construction industry. The ABCB is a joint initiative of the Commonwealth and State and Territory Governments, together with the building and plumbing industries.

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This mapping document will help you decide which NCC Tutor module will help you in your education.

Guideline

This version of the NCC 2019 Lighting Calculator assists in understanding and applying the NCC Volume One Part J6 Artificial lighting DTS Provisions for energy efficiency.

Calculator

Assists in developing a better understanding of the NCC Volume Two ABCB Housing Provision Standard Gutters and Downpipes provisions.

Calculator

This document provides direction for CodeMark Certification Bodies to follow when issuing Certificates of Conformity (CofC) under the CodeMark Australia Scheme using the CofC template.

Guideline

This corrigendum provides a correction to the preview draft of NCC 2022 Volume One.

Corporate

Provides guidance to use these Verification Methods in NCC Volume One for ramps and access to and within a building.

Handbook

This Interim Consultation Report summarises the key themes raised by stakeholders and gives a broad response to each theme.

Report

Funded by the ABCB's Student Research Scholarship, this report studies the actual water demand in Australian multi-level residential buildings.

Report

Assists in better understanding and applying Part F2, Sanitary and other facilities DTS Provisions.

Calculator

This notice is to provide direction on the certification transition arrangements for the lead free requirements for plumbing products, as outlined in NCC 2022 Volume Three.

Notice

This notice is to provide direction on the material to be used in the manufacture of plumbing products, which contain copper alloy and are intended for use in contact with drinking water, to achiev

Notice

This Fire Safety Verification Method provides a process for engineering the design of fire safety Performance Solutions.

Standard

This ABCB Standard provides a set of technical provisions that if complied with will enable dwellings to better meet the needs of the community, including older people and people with mobility limi

Standard

Provides an overview of options available to demonstrate compliance with the NCC.

Provides an overview of the Assessment Methods used when determining compliance with the NCC’s mandatory Performance Requirements.

Provides information about the grouping of buildings as they are referred to in the NCC. Find out about the classifications of all buildings with this useful reference.

This document outlines a process to assist practitioners with the development and approval of simple and complex Performance Solutions.

Provides information for selecting and installing gutters and downpipes, including overflow measures for housing.

This corrigendum changes expiry dates contained in NCC 2019 and NCC 2019 Amendment 1 relevant to some NCC referenced documents.

Corporate

This toolkit contains a variety of written and visual resources for stakeholders to share information about the WaterMark Certification Scheme across media and communication channels.

Consultations

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