We ensure safe and sustainable building and plumbing systems through regulatory and non-regulatory measures, in collaboration with Australian governments and industry.

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is a standards writing body responsible for the National Construction Code, WaterMark and CodeMark Certification Schemes, and regulatory reform in the construction industry. The ABCB is a joint initiative of the Commonwealth and State and Territory Governments, together with the building and plumbing industries.

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This document provides direction for CodeMark Certification Bodies to follow when issuing Certificates of Conformity (CofC) under the CodeMark Australia Scheme using the CofC template.

Guideline

This Notice provides advice about the forthcoming limitation to the allowable content of lead in certain plumbing products.

Notice

This infographic gives an overview of the project timeframes and working group participants for the NCC 2022 energy efficiency project.

This Deed, completed by the developers of a WMTS, provides confirmation to the Administering Body that all intellectual property rights within the WMTS are assigned to the ABCB.

Provides guidance on building related issues on sites prone to landslide hazard.

Handbook

Provides guidance to use the Fire Safety Verification Method (FSVM) for buildings in NCC Volume One.

Handbook

Provides guidance to develop or approve a scope of proposed remedial work to upgrade an existing building for multi-residential, commercial, industrial and public buildings.

Handbook

Provides guidance to use this Verification Method in NCC Volumes One and Two.

Handbook

Provides guidance on facilitating access to buildings for telecommunications services.

Handbook

Provides guidance to use the ABCB Standard for buildings in flood hazard areas.

Standard

Provides guidance to use these Verification Methods in NCC Volume One for ramps and access to and within a building.

Handbook

Provides guidance to use the NCC indoor air quality (IAQ) Verification Methods.

Handbook

Assists in the assessment and management of the risk of condensation and its consequences.

Handbook

Provides an understanding of the provisions in the ABCB Standard for Construction of Buildings in Flood Hazard Areas. Offers additional advisory information outside the scope of the Standard.

Handbook

Provides practitioners with sufficient knowledge to successfully apply energy efficiency requirements for residential dwellings.

Handbook

Contains contemporary information for the fire safety design of buildings. Provides guidance to fire engineers on analysis and evaluation strategies of a project.

Guideline

This supporting documents assists in understanding the focus of changes being considered for the 2022 version of the National Construction Code (NCC 2022) in regards to:

Archived: Assists with calculations required by the energy efficiency glazing DTS Provisions.

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Archived: Assists with calculations required by Part 3.12.2 energy efficiency DTS Provisions.

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Assists in understanding and applying Part J5.7, Pump System energy efficiency DTS Provisions.

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