Definition for building complexity

The defined term 'building complexity' has been developed in response to a decision of the Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) that a definition be prepared regarding the design, construction and certification of complex buildings.

The definition has been developed as a risk-based classification system, intended to be used as a trigger for additional regulatory interventions to assist with the design, construction and certification of complex buildings.

The BMF, at its meeting on 23 April 2020, agreed that the ABCB publish, on its website, the definition for complex buildings as an exposure draft. The consultation period will be open for six-months, during which time further work will be undertaken by the ABCB on the related regulatory interventions, in consultation with states, territories, and industry stakeholders.

The Exposure Draft of the defined term is available to download.

Providing comment

Comments on the Exposure Draft of the definition for complex buildings is open until 11:59PM AEDT Sunday 1 November 2020. Only comments submitted using the online form will be considered.

To have your say on the definition for building complexity, please visit the ABCB’s Consultation Hub.