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  • WMTS:469 - Waterless or limited flush urinals – With an integral sealing device

    For Public Comment Technical Specification for the WaterMark Certification Scheme The proposed amendments to Technical Specification, WMTS-469 Waterless or limited flush urinals – With an integral sealing device, includes additional requirements for urinals that incorporate a... More
    Closes 31 January 2020
  • WMTS:529 - Integral re-circulation loop kits for use in heated water systems

    For Public Comment Technical Specification for the WaterMark Certification Scheme This proposed new Technical Specification, WMTS-529 Integral re-circulation loop kits for use in heated water systems, specifies the requirements for copper piping systems with an integral... More
    Closes 31 January 2020
  • WMTS:037.1 - Flow controllers – For controlling flows in cold or heated water systems

    For Public Comment Technical Specification for the WaterMark Certification Scheme The proposed amendments to Technical Specification, WMTS-037 Flow controllers – For controlling flows in cold or heated water systems, include amendments to Clause 9.1 scaling factor as determined... More
    Closes 30 January 2020
  • WMTS:528 - Plate heat exchangers

    For Public Comment Technical Specification for the WaterMark Certification Scheme This proposed new Technical Specification, WMTS-528 Plate heat exchangers, sets out requirements for plate heat exchangers which are used in heated water supply systems. These heat exchangers may be... More
    Closes 16 January 2020
  • WMTS:040-2019 Round 2 Public Consultation

    For Public Comment Technical Specification for the WaterMark Certification Scheme In undertaking resolution of the previous public comments a number of technical errors where identified which required substantial redrafting. The ABCB wishes to consult again on the proposed changes... More
    Closes 20 December 2019
  • NCC 2019 Amendment 1 Public Comment Draft

    The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has been directed by the Building Ministers’ Forum to undertake an out-of-cycle amendment for the 2019 edition of the National Construction Code (NCC). The amendment is intended to introduce enhanced fire safety measures for early childhood centres in... More
    Closed 11 October 2019
  • Early Childhood Centres Preliminary Analysis of Options

    A Preliminary Analysis of Options has been prepared to assist stakeholders understanding the issues, risks and potential impacts of proposed changes to the fire safety requirements for Early Childhood Centres (ECCs) in the public comment draft of Amendment 1 to the National Construction Code... More
    Closed 11 October 2019
  • Developing Performance Solutions

    The National Construction Code is a performance-based code, meaning that any building design must ultimately meet the Performance Requirements as stated in the NCC. Under the NCC, the Performance Requirements can be satisfied by a Performance Solution; a Deemed-to-Satisfy Solution; or a... More
    Closed 26 September 2019
  • Energy efficiency - NCC 2022 and beyond scoping study

    The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has been directed by the Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) to investigate possible changes to the energy efficiency provisions, with an emphasis on residential buildings, in the 2022 edition of the National Construction Code (NCC). This work is to be... More
    Closed 8 September 2019
  • Education and the Fire Safety Verification Method

    The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is interested in improving understanding of the National Construction Code (NCC) and increasing the competent use of Performance Solutions. A new compliance option for engineering the design of fire safety Performance Solutions, the Fire Safety... More
    Closed 3 September 2019
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