This macro-economic analysis was commissioned by the ABCB to inform the development of responses to the Building Confidence Report.


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 Refrom Centre (Project 6) This Report, Fire Safety in Shopping Centres - Effect of Combustible Construction on Fire Safety in Shopping Centres, is a guide for the specific fire engineerin

Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 6) This report, Fire Safety in Shopping Centres, identifies significant opportunities for greater efficiency and flexibility in the design and operation of fire pro

Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 4) This Technical Report, A Stochastic Model for CO Toxicity in Building Fires, involves the development of a Fundamental Model, incorporating engineering, risk-ass

Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 4) This Technical Report, The Effects of Sleep Inertia on Decision-Making Performance, involved with the development of a Fundamental Model, incorporating engineeri

This report was prepared for the ABCB by the consultant Philip Chun and Associates.

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.

Report This report outlines the principles and methodology used to develop the proposed residential heating and cooling load limits for all Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) climate z

Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 3) This report, Fire Resistance and Non-Combustibility – Evaluation of Non-Combustibility Requirements examines the basis of existing requirements for non-combustib

Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 2) This Technical Report, Recent Approaches to Regulating the Fire Performance of Materials In Buildings, deals specifically with a review of existing approaches to

Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 6) This Technical Report, Review of Fire Safety in Shopping Centres: The Key Issues, is a report that describes the Project 6 studies and the outcomes in a concise

Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 4) This Technical Report, Arousal from Sleep with a Smoke Detector in Children and Adults, involved the development of a Fundamental Model, incorporating engineerin