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The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) invites you to participate in our inaugural ABCB Forum on 8 August 2023.

This is the first event in a series of ABCB Forums where you can talk to our Board Chair, Glenys Beauchamp AO PSM, and CEO, Gary Rake, about any aspect of our work.

These forums are part of the ABCB’s commitment to building and retaining the confidence and trust of the people and organisations who have an interest in our work. 

The Forum is a great opportunity to understand more about our strategic direction and the way we make decisions. Your feedback will help shape our work program and the advice we prepare for Building Ministers.

Noting it’s the Chair and CEO, the Forum probably isn’t the best place to ask detailed questions about specific technical aspects of the National Construction Code, but we’ll try to take those on notice or help connect you to the right person to get an answer. For information about the technical detail of the NCC, please visit NCC Online

Forum themes

We are especially interested in starting a conversation about what lies beyond today’s NCC and the outlook to NCC 2050.

What issues do you think will face the buildings of the future?

What will our citizens, communities, businesses and governments expect of buildings through to 2050?

We’re also keen to get feedback on the product certification schemes, WaterMark and CodeMark.

What works well and what could we improve?

Event details

The Canberra forum will be held at the National Museum of Australia from 4 – 7 pm (AEST) on Tuesday 8 August 2023 and will also be live streamed.

The registration desk will be open from 3.30 pm, with the forum to begin at 4 pm.

Join us either in person or online for the opportunity to ask the ABCB Chair and CEO questions.

The event is free to attend, however, places are limited.

Registration is required to join the event online and in person.

Future forums

Future forums are expected to be held in different capital cities around Australia with live streaming. If you’re unable to attend this event, keep an eye out for ABCB announcements of future forums.

The next forum is planned for late October in Adelaide.