The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is committed to ensuring practitioners of all experience levels can understand and apply the code. To support you in your job and education, we regularly produce resources such as news articles, videos, infographics and case studies.

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 its 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. If there’s something specific you would like to see made into a resource, please get in touch.

Provides guidance to develop or approve a scope of proposed remedial work to upgrade an existing building for multi-residential, commercial, industrial and public buildings.

Handbook

Provides guidance to use this Verification Method in NCC Volumes One and Two.

Handbook

Provides guidance on facilitating access to buildings for telecommunications services.

Handbook

Contains contemporary information for the fire safety design of buildings. Provides guidance to fire engineers on analysis and evaluation strategies of a project.

Guideline

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.

Infographic

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

Report

Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 6) This Technical Report, Analysis of USA Retail Fires, is a detailed analysis of statistics relating to retail fires.

Report

This supporting documents assists in understanding the focus of changes being considered for the 2022 version of the National Construction Code (NCC 2022) in regards to:

Assists in understanding and applying Part J5.7, Pump System energy efficiency DTS Provisions.

Calculator

As part of the ABCB’s commitment to delivering an NCC that is user-friendly and modern, important changes are being implemented for the 2022 edition of the code.

Infographic

Provides guidance to use the Verification Methods in NCC Volumes One and Two. It helps to understand methods used to assess structural robustness with practical examples.

Handbook

Provides guidance to use these Verification Methods in NCC Volumes One and Two. It offers theory about structural reliability and the policy objectives of these Performance Requirements.

Handbook

Provides guidance on warm water systems in NCC Volume Three for plumbing and drainage solutions.

Handbook

Provides guidance on cross-connection control in NCC Volume Three for plumbing and drainage solutions.

Handbook

Provides guidance on risks and equipment limitations when considering lifts as a Performance Solution.

Handbook

This report provides commentary on the cost implications of a proposed Deemed to
Satisfy (D-t-S) provision for the requirement of covered balconies to be sprinkler
protected.

Report

This Guideline assists in developing a proposal to change the NCC. It describes the information that should be included when completing a Proposal for Change (PFC) form.

Template

Energy Action was contracted to review the 2016 National Construction Code (NCC2016) and make recommendations on increasing the stringency of the Section J provisions

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:

Report

This case study shows how to calculate the Total R-Value, including thermal bridging, for roof system in a Class 7 storage facility located in climate zone 6.

Case study