The CodeMark Certification Scheme is a voluntary third-party building product certification scheme, administered by the Australian Building Codes Board.
It supports the use of new or innovative building products in specified circumstances in Australia, by providing a nationally accepted process for demonstrating compliance with the National Construction Code.
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Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 4) This Technical Report, The Probability of Death in the Room of Fire Origin: an Engineering Formula, involved the development of a Fundamental Model, incorporatin
The purpose of this discussion paper is to provide information regarding current plumbing design principles utilising fixture unit ratings, systems used overseas, the history of the fixture unit an
Regulation Impact Statement for decision In November 2018, the ABCB agreed to implement changes to the NCC to improve energy efficiency in commercial buildings.
Final Decision RIS This final Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) assesses the costs and benefits of requiring fire hose reels in (Class 5) office buildings.
Monash University Accident Research Centre was commissioned by the ABCB to undertake a study of the incidence of slips, trips and falls and their relationship to the design and construction of buil
This document is a summary of the research findings undertaken by Di Marzio Research, which was designed to identify the impact of the proposed BCA changes to the riser and going dimensions of stai
The National Model Code of Conduct for Building Surveyors sets out minimum obligations for registered building surveyors undertaking statutory functions. It covers four areas:
This paper is concerned with the introduction of new sound requirements to the BCA, Part F5.
Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 2) This report, Fire Performance of Exterior Claddings, was undertaken to investigate the fire safety performance of exterior cladding materials and the suitability
Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 4) This Technical Report, Smouldering & Flaming Fires - an Experimental Program, involved the development of a Fundamental Model, incorporating engineering, ris
Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 6) This Technical Report, Simulated Shopping Centre Fires in Retail Buildings, was aimed at studying the factors affecting fire safety in shopping centres with the
Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 4)
Provides an overview of condensation in residential buildings, and discussions about why condensation risk, and occurrences of condensation and mould may be increasing within current Australian res
Regulation Impact Statement for decision In November 2018, ABCB agreed to amend the Deemed-to-Satisfy (DTS) provisions of the National Construction Code to require fire sprinkler systems in new Cla
Report The ABCB commissioned Professor Mark Taylor, Macquarie University, to conduct a literature review of known causes that contribute to brass fittings leaching lead into drinking water.
The analysis is presented in a summary table for each building Class and type.
This infographic outlines the key steps to undertake regulation impact analysis that apply to preliminary impact analysis and regulation impact statements (RIS), which assess the merits of proposal
This Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) assesses the costs and benefits of fire hose reels in new residential buildings, noting the findings of a thesis conducted in 2009 on the value of hose reels
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
There have been several major building regulatory reforms over the last two decades, this report examines the success of these reforms and identifies future productivity opportunities for the secto