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.
News and analysis
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
Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 4) This Fire-risk: Summary Report, provides a summary of the development and use of the individual models that make up the Fire-risk model (formerly known as CESARE
Fire Code Reform Project (Project 2) This report, Fire Performance of Floors and Floor Coverings, was undertaken to provide quasi-performance based recommendations to characterise the fire hazard f
Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 4) This Technical Report, Response of Occupants close to Fire, involved the development of a Fundamental Model, incorporating engineering, risk-assessment methodolo
Final Decision RIS This Final Decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) assesses the problem of fire occurring on balconies of residential buildings over 25 metres in effective height.
Regulation Impact Statement for decision In November, the ABCB agreed to amend the NCC to require the construction of separate accessible adult change facilities (AACF) in public buildings includin
Regulation Impact Statement for decision In May 2020, the ABCB agreed to include in the Governing Requirements of NCC 2019 Amendment 1 of the NCC a process for the development and documenting Perfo
This final decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) analyses the likely impact of a proposal to require certain buildings to be designed to resist more severe earthquakes than is currently the ca
Outcomes Statement This document has been released by Australia, United States, Canada and New Zealand.
On 20 April 2021 the ABCB hosted a live webinar and Q&A session on the format and structural changes coming to NCC 2022. This FAQ document captures the audience questions and answers.
This Public Report details progress on delivery of the Building Confidence National Framework by the ABCB’s Building Confidence Report Implementation Team, up to May 2021.
In 2017-18 the ABCB commenced a process to undertake a regulatory impact analysis for the possible inclusion of accessible housing requirements for new residential buildings in the National Constru
The Model Regulatory Powers were developed in response to recommendation 6 of the Building Confidence Report (BCR).
The Model Terms of Reference: Intra-jurisdictional building regulator coordination committee (the model Terms of Reference) was developed in response to recommendation 5 of the Building Confidence
Provides guidance on the process for developing NCC Performance Solutions across all NCC Volumes.
The Manual for the WaterMark Certification Scheme details the operating structure of the improved Scheme, and the process and procedural requirements for the certification of plumbing and drainage
Provides guidance on the technical basis of the NCC requirements for the energy efficiency of multi-residential, commercial, industrial and public buildings.