This report reviews Section J1.6 and Specification J1.6 of the 2016 and 2019 NCC to determine whether it is appropriate to set a different minimum total R-value requirement for floors of small buil
At the direction of the Building Ministers, the ABCB is developing possible changes to the National Construction Code’s commercial building energy efficiency provisions.
This report represents the second phase of work and further investigates the methods for sizing sanitary plumbing and drainage systems used within Australia.
This report includes assumptions and methodology used for developing the whole-of-home requirements in NCC 2022
This report explains the thermal performance changes for NCC 2022 DTS elemental provisions.
This report investigates the current methods for sizing sanitary plumbing and drainage systems used within Australia.
CFD analysis to calculate Total R-values and mitigation requirements for thermal bridges in ceilings and suspended floors with adjacent airspace.
Generalised simplified calculation method to calculate thermal bridges in ceilings and suspended floors with an adjacent airspace. (Includes process to deal with battens, encapsulation).
Funded by the ABCB's Student Research Scholarship, this report studies the actual water demand in Australian multi-level residential buildings.
This macro-economic analysis was commissioned by the ABCB to inform the development of responses to the Building Confidence Report.
Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 6) This Technical Report, Analysis of USA Retail Fires, is a detailed analysis of statistics relating to retail fires.
This report provides commentary on the cost implications of a proposed Deemed to
Satisfy (D-t-S) provision for the requirement of covered balconies to be sprinkler
Energy Action was contracted to review the 2016 National Construction Code (NCC2016) and make recommendations on increasing the stringency of the Section J provisions
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 report is the outcome of the ABCB’s Plumbing Code Development Research Project for rainwater harvesting and use.
This paper investigates the fatigue performance of the battens using analysis methods applied in studying cladding fatigue.
This report is the outcome of the ABCB’s Plumbing Code Development Research Project for backflow prevention.
This discussion paper was released in April 2014, it informed and sought feedback from stakeholders on the resilience of new buildings to extreme weather events.
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
This report contains a range of information drawn from existing material on warm water systems, including regulatory requirements, State and Territory based advisory information and NCC provisions