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:
This updated report presents an order of cost estimate for the proposed changes to the National Construction Code of Australia (NCC) to include mandatory minimum accessible housing provisions for n
The Model Regulatory Powers were developed in response to recommendation 6 of the Building Confidence Report (BCR).
The National Model Code of Conduct for Building Surveyors sets out minimum obligations for registered building surveyors undertaking statutory functions. It covers four areas:
The Accessible Housing Options Paper ('Options Paper') has been developed by the ABCB to provide a preliminary menu of options and costings on the possible inclusion of a minimum accessib
This discussion paper was released in April 2014, it informed and sought feedback from stakeholders on the resilience of new buildings to extreme weather events.
This report entitled In-building Telecommunications Pathways and Spaces: Outcomes of Analysis has been compiled with the input of the Department of Communications and the Arts and arose from an exa
A Guide to Australian building product conformity has been developed to assist practitioners and business to ensure products and material procured and used in buildings and consultation are ‘fit fo
Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 2) Report, Investigation of Methods and Protocols for Regulating the Fire Performance of Materials with Applied Fire Retardant Surface Coatings was undertaken to in
Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 3) This report, Fire Resistance and Non-Combustibility - Objectives Performance Levels for Fire Resistance, examines the historical bases of the fire resistance pro
Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 6) This Technical Report, Case Studies of Fires in Retail Buildings, deals with case studies of fires in retail buildings that were examined with particular attenti
Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 4) This Technical Report, Response in Fires Database, involved the development of a Fundamental Model, incorporating engineering, risk-assessment methodology and th
This report presents worked examples of a draft Verification Method developed by the ABCB for the sizing of cold and heated water supply pipework.
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.
The International Fire Engineering Guidelines (IFEG) was developed and made available for use in Australia, Canada, USA and New Zealand.
Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 4) This Fire-risk: Summary Report, provides a summary of the development and use of the individual models that make up the Fire-risk model (formerly known as CESARE
Fire Code Reform Project (Project 2) This report, Fire Performance of Floors and Floor Coverings, was undertaken to provide quasi-performance based recommendations to characterise the fire hazard f
Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 6) This Technical Report, Analysis of USA Retail Fires, is a detailed analysis of statistics relating to retail fires.
Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 4) This Technical Report, Response of Occupants close to Fire, involved the development of a Fundamental Model, incorporating engineering, risk-assessment methodolo