Documents available for consideration as part of a Performance Solution

The ABCB’s Building Codes Committee and/or Plumbing Code Committee has agreed that the following documents are suitable for referencing in the 2019 edition of the NCC.


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Referenced document Year Title Amendment Volume One Volume Two Volume Three
AS 1288 2006 Glass in buildings - Selection and installation Amdt 3 Yes Yes  
AS 2047 2014 Windows and external doors in buildings Amdt 1 & 2 Yes Yes  
AS 3700 2011 Masonry structures Amdt 2 Yes Yes  
AS 1905.1 2015 Components for the protection of openings in fire-resistant walls - Fire-resistant door sets Amdt 1 Yes    
AS/NZS 1170.2 2011 Structural design actions - Wind actions Amdt 4 & 5 Yes Yes  
AS 1670.1 2015 Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems - System design, installation and commissioning - Fire Amdt 1 Yes Yes  
AS 1668.2 2012 The use of ventilation and airconditioning in buildings - Mechanical ventilation in buildings Amdt 2 Yes Yes Yes
AS 1428.1 2009 Design for access and mobility - General requirements for access - New building work Amdt 2 Yes   Yes
AS/NZS 4200.1 2017 Pliable building membranes and underlays - Materials   Yes Yes  

AS 4773.1

2015 Masonry in small buildings Amdt 1   Yes  
AS 4586 2013 Slip resistance classification of new pedestrian surface materials Amdt 1 Yes Yes  
AS/NZS 1170.3 2003 Structural design actions - Snow and ice actions Amdt 2 Yes Yes  
AS 2118.1 2017 Automatic fire sprinkler systems - General systems Amdt 1     Yes
AS 3660.1 2014 Termite management Part 1: New building work Amdt 1 Yes Yes  
AS/NZS 2327 2017 Composite structures composite steel - concrete construction in buildings   Yes Yes  
AS 3600 2018 Concrete structures Amdt 1 Yes Yes  
AS/NZS 2293.1 2018 Emergency lighting and exit signs for buildings—Part 1: Systems design, installation and operation   Yes    
AS/NZS 2918 2018 Domestic solid-fuel burning appliances—Installation   Yes Yes  
AS 1657 2018 Fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders—Design, construction and installation   Yes    
AS 1562.1 2018 Design and installation of metal roof and wall cladding—Part 1: Metal   Yes Yes  
AS 4200.2 2017 Pliable building membranes and underlays—Part 2: Installation Amdt 1 Yes Yes  
AS 2050 2018 Installation of roof tiles   Yes Yes  
AS/NZS 4600 2018 Cold-formed steel structures   Yes Yes  
AS 1859.4 2018 Reconstituted wood-based panels—Specifications, Part 4: Wet-processed fibreboard     Yes  
AS 1170.4 2007 Structural design actions—Part 4: Earthquake actions in Australia Amdt 2 Yes Yes  
AS/NZS 3500.1 2018 Plumbing and Drainage – Water Services       Yes
AS/NZS 3500.2 2018 Plumbing and Drainage – Sanitary plumbing and drainage       Yes
AS/NZS 3500.3 2018 Plumbing and Drainage – Storm Water Drainage   Yes Yes  
AS/NZS 3500.4 2018 Plumbing and Drainage – Heated Water Services Amdt 1     Yes
AS/NZS 4020 2018 Testing of products for use in contact with drinking water       Yes
AS 5113 2016 Classification of external walls of buildings based on reaction to fire performance (previously known as Fire propagation testing and classification of external walls of buildings) Amdt 1 Yes    
ASTM E695-03 2003 Standard method of measuring relative resistance of wall, floor and roof construction to impact loading   Yes    
ASTM E72-15 2015 Standard test methods of constructing strength tests of panels for building construction   Yes    
AS 3786 2014 Smoke alarms using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization Amdt 2 Yes Yes  
AS 3959 2018 Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas   Yes Yes  
AS/NZS 4859.1 2018 Thermal insulation materials for buildings, Part 1: General criteria and technical provisions (previously known as materials for the thermal insulation of buildings)   Yes Yes  
AS/NZS 4859.2 2018 Thermal insulation materials for buildings, Part 2: Design (new)        
AS 5146.1 2015 Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete - Part 1: Structures Amdt 1 Yes Yes