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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NCC: A Performance-based Code provides the following content:an overview of NCC as a performance-based code;language used in the Performance Requirements of the NCC; andinformation about Performanc

This non-mandatory Handbook provides details of the structural robustness Verification Methods for buildings in NCC Volumes One and Two.

Handbook

This non-mandatory Handbook has been prepared to provide guidance on the risks, equipment limitations and other matters a designer should address when considering a Performance Solution (Alternativ

Handbook

This non-mandatory handbook provides details of the structural reliability verification methods for buildings in NCC Volumes One and Two.

Handbook

This non-mandatory Handbook provides guidance on warm water system requirements in NCC Volume Three.

Handbook

This non-mandatory Handbook provides guidance on cross-connection control requirements in NCC Volume Three.

Handbook

The Sanitary Facilities Calculator assists to better understand and apply the sanitary and other facilities DTS Provisions in NCC Volume One Part F2.

Calculator

This report estimates the potential construction costs for an accessible adult change facility in an existing modified BCA facility or a separated facility as specified below:

Report

This case study shows how to calculate the Total R-Value, including thermal bridging, for roof system in a Class 7 storage facility located in climate zone 6.

Case study

This case study shows how to calculate the Total R-Value, including thermal bridging, for a wall system in a Class 6 shop located in climate zone 3.

Case study

This case study shows how to calculate the Total R-Value, including thermal bridging, for a wall system in a Class 3 residential building located in climate zone 5.

Case study

Understanding the NCC: Thermal bridging provides an introduction to thermal bridging in the context of the energy efficiency requirements in the NCC.

The ABCB has given consideration to whether the permissible lead content in plumbing products in contact with drinking water should be reduced.

The Lead in Plumbing Products final Decision RIS recommends in favour of Option 2, that all copper alloy plumbing products in contact with drinking water comply with NSF/ANSI/CAN 372 ‘Drinking Wate

This non-mandatory handbook provides guidance on how to apply the NCC evidence of suitability provisions. These provisions are found in Part A5 of the NCC.

This Technical Specification sets out requirements for toilet douche seats using water dispensed by a douche spray for the purposes of personal hygiene.

This case study outlines the application of NCC Provision A2.2(4). It aims to demonstrate a practical application of the NCC Performance Solution process.

Case study

This discussion paper provides a draft Guide on evidence of experience for building surveyor registration, and seeks feedback on how the guide can be improved to ensure each element of the proposed

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