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