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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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.

A pdf/image of the Certificate of Conformity (CofC) template is available for download. This is a preview of the template only.

Consultation Report This report documents, in summary form, stakeholder feedback on the Accessible Housing Options Paper.

Final (Decision) RIS This Final (Decision) Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) considers scalding injuries and fatalities under the current inconsistent application of the requirements for tempering

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 protocol outlines the 'regulatory gatekeeper' processes undertaken by the ABCB when considering proposals to change the NCC.

This report provides commentary on the cost implications of the proposed Deemed-to-Satisfy provision for the requirement of covered balconies to be sprinkler protected.

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

Final Decision RIS This final decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) analyses the likely impact of adopting the proposed BCA amendments into the BCA to reduce the risk of slips, trips and falls

For information This is a an information statement released by Australia, United States, Canada and New Zealand relating to the public release of the statement of outcomes Findings on Changing Risk

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

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

Shows the performance-based design process when selecting fans based on system resistance and fan efficiency as part of the energy efficiency of a new retail building.

Performance Solution scenario This Performance Solution scenario has been developed to assist building practitioners in formulating Performance Solutions concerning weatherproofing.

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.

This paper investigates whether the current Australian Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme encourages heat stress resistance. Submitted as part of the ABCB Scholarship Research Program.

Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 1) This Final Report on the Restructure of BCA-90 Fire Provisions, Volume Two was undertaken to provide BCA fire provisions, restructured as detailed in the accompa

Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 4) This Technical Report, Flashover Fires - An Experimental Program, involved the development of a Fundamental Model, incorporating engineering, risk-assessment met

Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 4) This Technical Report, Selected Literature Reviews on Human Behaviour in Fire, involved the development of a Fundamental Model, incorporating engineering, risk-a

This paper was submitted by the ABCB to the Water Supply and Drainage Symposium hosted by the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) in September 2019.