The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is committed to ensuring practitioners of all experience levels can understand and apply the code. To support you in your job and education, we regularly produce resources such as news articles, videos, infographics and case studies.
You can search the resource library by the topic you’re interested in, your profession or by a specific resource name. Each of our sites has its own resource library which focuses on topics specific to that site. Hence, NCC-related material is collected in the NCC Resource Library and so forth. If there’s something specific you would like to see made into a resource, please get in touch.
Provides an overview of condensation in residential buildings, and discussions about why condensation risk, and occurrences of condensation and mould may be increasing within current Australian res
This document seeks to consider the design changes necessary for additional facilities to provide occupant warning for the deaf and hearing impaired.
Regulation Impact Statement for decision In November 2018, the ABCB agreed to implement changes to the NCC to improve energy efficiency in commercial buildings.
This Guide provides an explanation on the importance of early-stage analysis of proposals to change the NCC and gives detailed guidance on how to undertake a Preliminary Impact Analysis.
This report is a study, developed by Turner and Townsend, that investigated the proposed Slips, Trips and Falls Building Codes.
This final decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) is a proposal to revise the text of BCA 2010, Volume Two to add performance requirements for water heaters installed in new houses (Class 1 bu
This document outlines the benefits of providing free online access to the NCC and other reform measures for consideration by Governments.
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 documents provides an overview of the ABCB’s Accessible Housing Project, including the project timelines.
Regulation Impact Statement for decision In November 2018, the ABCB agreed to implement separate heating and cooling load limits in the NCC for assessments subject to the Nationwide House Energy Ra
This report entitled In-building Telecommunications Pathways and Spaces: Outcomes of Analysis has been compiled with the input of the Department of Communications and the Arts and arose from an exa
The final decision Regulation Impact Statement assess the option of interconnecting existing alarms in new houses.
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 4) This Technical Report, Response of Occupants close to Fire, involved the development of a Fundamental Model, incorporating engineering, risk-assessment methodolo
Consultation Report This report documents, in summary form, stakeholder feedback on the Accessible Housing Options Paper.
Final (Decision) RIS This Final (Decision) Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) considers scalding injuries and fatalities under the current inconsistent application of the requirements for tempering