This macro-economic analysis was commissioned by the ABCB to inform the development of responses to the Building Confidence Report.


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:


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 2) Report, Investigation of Methods and Protocols for Regulating the Fire Performance of Materials with Applied Fire Retardant Surface Coatings was undertaken to in

Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 3) This report, Fire Resistance and Non-Combustibility - Objectives Performance Levels for Fire Resistance, examines the historical bases of the fire resistance pro

Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 6) This Technical Report, Case Studies of Fires in Retail Buildings, deals with case studies of fires in retail buildings that were examined with particular attenti

Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 4) This Technical Report, Response in Fires Database, involved the development of a Fundamental Model, incorporating engineering, risk-assessment methodology and th

This report presents worked examples of a draft Verification Method developed by the ABCB for the sizing of cold and heated water supply pipework.

Report The ABCB commissioned Professor Mark Taylor, Macquarie University, to conduct a literature review of known causes that contribute to brass fittings leaching lead into drinking water.

This report is the outcome of the ABCB’s Plumbing Code Development Research Project for rainwater harvesting and use.

There have been several major building regulatory reforms over the last two decades, this report examines the success of these reforms and identifies future productivity opportunities for the secto

Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 4) This Fire-risk: Summary Report, provides a summary of the development and use of the individual models that make up the Fire-risk model (formerly known as CESARE

Fire Code Reform Project (Project 2) This report, Fire Performance of Floors and Floor Coverings, was undertaken to provide quasi-performance based recommendations to characterise the fire hazard f

Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 6) This Technical Report, Analysis of USA Retail Fires, is a detailed analysis of statistics relating to retail fires.