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 handbook provides guidance on the energy efficiency requirements for Class 2 apartment buildings. It also complements the Housing Energy Efficiency Handbook.

12.2023 Handbook

This version of the NCC 2022 glazing calculator assists in understanding and applying the Volume Two ABCB Housing Provisions Standard Part 13.3 External glazing DTS Provisions for energy efficiency

11.2023 Calculator

This report reviews Section J1.6 and Specification J1.6 of the 2016 and 2019 NCC to determine whether it is appropriate to set a different minimum total R-value requirement for floors of small buil

11.2023 Report

This handbook assists in understanding the sound insulation regulatory requirements of the NCC in Volumes One and Two that apply to Class 1, 2, 3 and 9c buildings.

11.2023 Handbook

A register of editorial corrections made by the ABCB to NCC 2022. Editorial corrections do not change the effect of the provisions.

11.2023 Corporate

This handbook provides guidance on the NCC requirements for livable housing design, including the ABCB Standard for Livable Housing Design.

11.2023 Handbook

This ABCB Voluntary Standard (‘Voluntary Standard’) is a set of non-mandatory technical provisions that if complied with will enable dwellings to better meet the needs of the community, including o

11.2023 Standard

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

11.2023 Standard

Understanding the NCC: Waterproofing in houses provides an introduction to the DTS Provisions for wet areas in houses.

The focus of this video is the energy efficiency provisions in NCC Volume Two and the related Housing Provisions.

10.2023

The focus of this video is on how to use NCC Volume One, to find and interpret information about Performance Requirements and compliance solutions for Class 2-9 buildings, and some Class 1 and Clas

10.2023

The focus of this video is the performance-based nature of the NCC, and what this means for compliance with the NCC.

10.2023

The focus of this video is the purpose, structure and contents of the NCC.

10.2023

The focus of this video is building classifications, which are essential to understanding and using the NCC correctly.

10.2023

The focus of this video is on the specific fire safety provisions in the NCC Volume One.

10.2023

The focus of this video is on the specific fire safety provisions in the NCC Volume Two.

10.2023

The focus of this video is on how to use the energy efficiency provisions in NCC Volume One.

10.2023

The focus of this presentation is on the NCC provisions for access for people including those with disability in Volume One.

10.2023

The focus of this video is on how to use Volume Three of the NCC to find and interpret information about Performance Requirements and compliance solutions for plumbing and drainage for all classes

10.2023

The focus of this video is on how to use NCC Volume Two, to find and interpret information about Performance Requirements and compliance solutions for Class 1 and Class 10 buildings.

10.2023

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