Report Cost of installing typical Accessible Adult change facility DCWC

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:

Accessible Housing- Estimated cost impact of proposed changes to NCC

This updated report presents an order of cost estimate for the proposed changes to the National Construction Code of Australia (NCC) to include mandatory minimum accessible housing provisions for n

Model regulatory powers for building compliance and enforcement

The Model Regulatory Powers were developed in response to recommendation 6 of the Building Confidence Report (BCR).

Model National Code of Conduct for Building Surveyors

The National Model Code of Conduct for Building Surveyors sets out minimum obligations for registered building surveyors undertaking statutory functions. It covers four areas:

Options Paper Accessible Housing 2018

The Accessible Housing Options Paper ('Options Paper') has been developed by the ABCB to provide a preliminary menu of options and costings on the possible inclusion of a minimum accessib

Report Slip, trips and falls - the Monash

Monash University Accident Research Centre was commissioned by the ABCB to undertake a study of the incidence of slips, trips and falls and their relationship to the design and construction of buil

Residential energy efficiency heating and cooling load limits

Report This report outlines the principles and methodology used to develop the proposed residential heating and cooling load limits for all Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) climate z

Evaluation of non-combustibility requirements

Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 3) This report, Fire Resistance and Non-Combustibility – Evaluation of Non-Combustibility Requirements examines the basis of existing requirements for non-combustib

Recent approaches regulating fire performance materials

Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 2) This Technical Report, Recent Approaches to Regulating the Fire Performance of Materials In Buildings, deals specifically with a review of existing approaches to

Review fire safety shopping centres

Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 6) This Technical Report, Review of Fire Safety in Shopping Centres: The Key Issues, is a report that describes the Project 6 studies and the outcomes in a concise

Arousal from sleep smoke detector in children and adults

Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 4) This Technical Report, Arousal from Sleep with a Smoke Detector in Children and Adults, involved the development of a Fundamental Model, incorporating engineerin

Research spatial dimensions occupied manual powered wheelchair accessible

This report provides the data derived from research conducted on the spatial dimensions for occupied manual and powered wheelchairs in Australia.

Discussion paper ORR Partners DDA measure for hearing impaired

This document seeks to consider the design changes necessary for additional facilities to provide occupant warning for the deaf and hearing impaired.

Report DCWC Cost implications study telecommunications

The analysis is presented in a summary table for each building Class and type.

Survey Di Mazio Slip, trip and falls

This document is a summary of the research findings undertaken by Di Marzio Research, which was designed to identify the impact of the proposed BCA changes to the riser and going dimensions of stai

Does the Australian Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme ensures heat resistance

This paper investigates whether the current Australian Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme encourages heat stress resistance. Submitted as part of the ABCB Scholarship Research Program.

Restructure of BCA 90 Fire provisions Volume Two

Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 1) This Final Report on the Restructure of BCA-90 Fire Provisions, Volume Two was undertaken to provide BCA fire provisions, restructured as detailed in the accompa

Flashover fires an experimental program

Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 4) This Technical Report, Flashover Fires - An Experimental Program, involved the development of a Fundamental Model, incorporating engineering, risk-assessment met

Selected literature reviews human behaviour fire

Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 4) This Technical Report, Selected Literature Reviews on Human Behaviour in Fire, involved the development of a Fundamental Model, incorporating engineering, risk-a

Performance metrics for cold water pipework sizing in the NCC

This paper was submitted by the ABCB to the Water Supply and Drainage Symposium hosted by the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) in September 2019.