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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This case study shows how to calculate the Total R-Value, including thermal bridging, for a wall system in a Class 3 residential building located in climate zone 5.

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This infographic depicts the relationships between the development of WaterMark Product Specifications (which specify product requirements) and PCA referenced documents (which specify installation

This template should be used when developing a new WaterMark Technical Specification (WMTS). The template has been designed to allow for Word processing and WMTS formatting.


This report is the outcome of the ABCB’s Plumbing Code Development Research Project for backflow prevention.


This Advisory Note relates to requirements to protect certain openable windows to reduce the risk of young children falling from those windows.

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 using the Green Star - Design and As Built

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This Advisory Note explains the intent of the concessions in Specification C1.1, Clauses 3.10(a) and 4.3 (a) of NCC Volume One.

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 International Fire Engineering Guidelines (IFEG) was developed and made available for use in Australia, Canada, USA and New Zealand.


This booklet provides an overview of NCC Volume Three, the PCA and its supporting publications, resources and material available from the Resource Library.

Summary and Instructions The NCC was amended out-of-cycle prior to NCC 2022. NCC 2019 Amendment 1 includes:

Consultation draft This report outlines a review of the WaterMark Certification Scheme undertaken by the ABCB in 2014.


This final decision Regulation Impact Statement considers a further five proposals that were developed with assistance of the Emergency Egress Forum.

As COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed, it is important to ensure the safety of building water systems before occupancy resumes.

This annex to the ABCB Fire Safety Verification Method (FSVM) handbook includes data sheets to support using the FSVM.


Performance Solution scenario This Performance Solution scenario has been developed to assist plumbing practitioners in formulating Performance Solutions concerning high rise apartment stacks.

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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


The CodeMark Australia Scheme Rules contain information about the administration and operation of the CodeMark Australia Scheme for certification of building products.


This discussion paper was released in April 2014, it informed and sought feedback from stakeholders on the resilience of new buildings to extreme weather events.