The Australian Building Code 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, the ABCB regularly produces resources such as news articles, videos, infographics and case studies.

Here 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 it's 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. And if there’s something specific you would like to see made into a resource, please feel free to get in touch.

Structural robustness

This non-mandatory Handbook provides details of the structural robustness Verification Methods for buildings in NCC Volumes One and Two.

Handbook
NCC A Performance-based code

NCC: A Performance-based Code provides the following content:an overview of NCC as a performance-based code;language used in the Performance Requirements of the NCC; andinformation about Performanc

Lifts used during evacuation 2013

This non-mandatory Handbook has been prepared to provide guidance on the risks, equipment limitations and other matters a designer should address when considering a Performance Solution (Alternativ

Handbook
Structural reliability

This non-mandatory handbook provides details of the structural reliability verification methods for buildings in NCC Volumes One and Two.

Handbook
Warm water systems

This non-mandatory Handbook provides guidance on warm water system requirements in NCC Volume Three.

Handbook
Cross connection control

This non-mandatory Handbook provides guidance on cross-connection control requirements in NCC Volume Three.

Handbook
Cost implications of fire sprinklers in Class 2 and 3 buildings
Sanitary Facilities Calculator v1.2

The Sanitary Facilities Calculator assists to better understand and apply the sanitary and other facilities DTS Provisions in NCC Volume One Part F2.

Calculator
Modelling and sensitivity analysis
Report Cost of installing typical Accessible Adult change facility DCWC

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:

Report
Calculating the Total-R-Value – Case study 3

This case study shows how to calculate the Total R-Value, including thermal bridging, for roof system in a Class 7 storage facility located in climate zone 6.

Case study
Calculating the Total-R-Value – Case study 2

This case study shows how to calculate the Total R-Value, including thermal bridging, for a wall system in a Class 6 shop located in climate zone 3.

Case study
Calculating the Total-R-Value – Case study 1

This case study shows how to calculate the Total R-Value, including thermal bridging, for a wall system in a Class 3 residential building located in climate zone 5.

Case study
Understanding the NCC: Thermal bridging

Understanding the NCC: Thermal bridging provides an introduction to thermal bridging in the context of the energy efficiency requirements in the NCC.

Industry update - lead in plumbing products

The ABCB has given consideration to whether the permissible lead content in plumbing products in contact with drinking water should be reduced.

Lead in plumbing products - Final Decision RIS

The Lead in Plumbing Products final Decision RIS recommends in favour of Option 2, that all copper alloy plumbing products in contact with drinking water comply with NSF/ANSI/CAN 372 ‘Drinking Wate

Handbook - Evidence of suitability

This non-mandatory handbook provides guidance on how to apply the NCC evidence of suitability provisions. These provisions are found in Part A5 of the NCC.

Toilet douche seats

This Technical Specification sets out requirements for toilet douche seats using water dispensed by a douche spray for the purposes of personal hygiene.

Accessible Entrance Performance Solution Process

This case study outlines the application of NCC Provision A2.2(4). It aims to demonstrate a practical application of the NCC Performance Solution process.

Case study
Discussion paper - Evidence of experience for building surveyor experience registration

This discussion paper provides a draft Guide on evidence of experience for building surveyor registration, and seeks feedback on how the guide can be improved to ensure each element of the proposed