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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
Regulation Impact Statement for decision In May 2020, the ABCB agreed to include in the Governing Requirements of NCC 2019 Amendment 1 of the NCC a process for the development and documenting Perfo
This protocol outlines the 'regulatory gatekeeper' processes undertaken by the ABCB when considering proposals to change the NCC.
This report provides commentary on the cost implications of the proposed Deemed-to-Satisfy provision for the requirement of covered balconies to be sprinkler protected.
Final Decision RIS This final decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) analyses the likely impact of adopting the proposed BCA amendments into the BCA to reduce the risk of slips, trips and falls
For information This is a an information statement released by Australia, United States, Canada and New Zealand relating to the public release of the statement of outcomes Findings on Changing Risk
This report investigates the distortional buckling behaviour of light gauge cold-formed steel compression members under simulated fire conditions.
Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 1) This Final Report on the Restructure of BCA-90 Fire Provisions, Volume One was undertaken to restructure the present fire-safety provisions of the BCA into a tab
Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 6) This Technical Report, BCA Fire Safety Requirements for Shopping Centres, involved investigation into factors affecting fire-safety in low-rise, sprinklered shop
Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 4) This Technical Report, Determination of Interface Height From Measured Parameter Profile in Enclosure Fire Experiment, involved the development of a Fundamental
Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 5) The First Edition, Fire Engineering Guidelines, describes an appropriate engineering methodology for the design and assessment of fire safety buildings by compen
Appendices 1-8 This document contains the appendices that are referred to in the Scoping study of Condensation in Residential Buildings.
Regulation Impact Statement for decision In November 2018, ABCB agreed to amend the Deemed-to-Satisfy (DTS) provisions of the National Construction Code to require fire sprinkler systems in new Cla
This report provides commentary on the cost implications of a range of proposed Deemed-to-Satisfy provisions emanating from the Emergency Egress for all Occupants Project.
Public Report This Public Report details the progress in the delivery of the Building Confidence Report (BCR) National Framework by the ABCB's BCR Implementation Team.
Fire Code Refrom Centre (Project 6) This Report, Fire Safety in Shopping Centres - Effect of Combustible Construction on Fire Safety in Shopping Centres, is a guide for the specific fire engineerin
Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 6) This report, Fire Safety in Shopping Centres, identifies significant opportunities for greater efficiency and flexibility in the design and operation of fire pro
Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 4) This Technical Report, A Stochastic Model for CO Toxicity in Building Fires, involves the development of a Fundamental Model, incorporating engineering, risk-ass
Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 4) This Technical Report, The Effects of Sleep Inertia on Decision-Making Performance, involved with the development of a Fundamental Model, incorporating engineeri
This report was prepared for the ABCB by the consultant Philip Chun and Associates.