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We ensure safe and sustainable building and plumbing systems through regulatory and non-regulatory measures, in collaboration with Australian governments and industry.
The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is a standards writing body responsible for the National Construction Code, WaterMark and CodeMark Certification Schemes, and regulatory reform in the construction industry. The ABCB is a joint initiative of the Commonwealth and State and Territory Governments, together with the building and plumbing industries.
This Interim Consultation Report summarises the key themes raised by stakeholders and gives a broad response to each theme.
Funded by the ABCB's Student Research Scholarship, this report studies the actual water demand in Australian multi-level residential buildings.
Assists in better understanding and applying Part F2, Sanitary and other facilities DTS Provisions.
This notice is to provide direction on the certification transition arrangements for the lead free requirements for plumbing products, as outlined in NCC 2022 Volume Three.
This notice is to provide direction on the material to be used in the manufacture of plumbing products, which contain copper alloy and are intended for use in contact with drinking water, to achiev
This Fire Safety Verification Method provides a process for engineering the design of fire safety Performance Solutions.
This ABCB Standard provides a set of technical provisions that if complied with will enable dwellings to better meet the needs of the community, including older people and people with mobility limi
Provides an overview of options available to demonstrate compliance with the NCC.
Provides an overview of the Assessment Methods used when determining compliance with the NCC’s mandatory Performance Requirements.
This document outlines a process to assist practitioners with the development and approval of simple and complex Performance Solutions.
Provides information for selecting and installing gutters and downpipes, including overflow measures for housing.
Provides information about the grouping of buildings as they are referred to in the NCC. Find out about the classifications of all buildings with this useful reference.
This corrigendum changes expiry dates contained in NCC 2019 and NCC 2019 Amendment 1 relevant to some NCC referenced documents.
This toolkit contains a variety of written and visual resources for stakeholders to share information about the WaterMark Certification Scheme across media and communication channels.
This report is a quantified risk assessment relating to the risk to vulnerable occupants in Class 9 Buildings associated with bushfire attacks in designated bushfire prone areas.
This report indicates the likely design and cost implications of complying with the revised Section G of NCC Volume One on a range of ‘example’ buildings.
In March 2022, the Board agreed to implement new bushfire provisions for certain Class 9 buildings in the NCC.
The new requirements will apply to:
This resource has been developed to provide guidance on how plumbing regulations work in Australia.
This notice is to provide clarification on achieving a compliant solution for a flushing cistern with optional top or bottom cistern inlet valve connections.
This Implementation Plan is a roadmap for the national transition to low lead plumbing products through NCC 2022.