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Here you can search the resource library by the topic you’re interested in, your profession or by a specific resource name. Each of our sites has it's own resource library which focuses on topics specific to that site. Hence, NCC-related material is collected in the NCC Resource Library and so forth. And if there’s something specific you would like to see made into a resource, please feel free to get in touch.

Provides an overview of the regulatory framework for building and plumbing, the NCC and the ABCB.

Provides an overview on how to interpret, apply and comply with the NCC.

The WaterMark Certification Process flow chart outlines the steps in the process for WaterMark certification of a new plumbing or drainage material or product to be used in a plumbing installation.

This documents provides an overview of the ABCB’s Accessible Housing Project, including the project timelines.

Regulatory commentary after consultation This, December 2014, report provides a regulatory commentary following receipt of comments on a Regulation Impact Statement for consultation titled 'Op

Regulation Impact Statement for decision In November 2018, the ABCB agreed to implement separate heating and cooling load limits in the NCC for assessments subject to the Nationwide House Energy Ra

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

This final decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) analyses and evaluates the current smoke alarm provisions contained in the NCC against a number of options that improve occupant notification a

The final decision Regulation Impact Statement assess the option of interconnecting existing alarms in new houses.

This Case Study outlines developing a DTS Solution for the energy efficiency of a small office building. It is based on the DTS Provisions in Section J of NCC Volume One.

This document provides an update on a project to review the Energy Efficiency Provisions in the NCC for 2019.

Performance Solution scenario This Performance Solution scenario has been developed to assist building practitioners in formulating Performance Solutions concerning single storey house energy effic

This Standard provides technical design criteria requirements for temporary structures, covering structural safety (particularly determining appropriate wind actions), fire safety (including fire r

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