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  • WMTS:530 - Water meters with integral shut off valve

    For Public Comment Technical Specification for the WaterMark Certification Scheme This Technical Specification sets out requirements for water meters with integral shut off valve for installation into existing property service valves. The meters covered by this Technical... More
    Closed 9 September 2020
  • WaterMark Complement to AS 4775

    For Public Comment Complement for the WaterMark Certification Scheme This WaterMark Complement is for use under the WaterMark Certification Scheme and is to be used in addition to the requirements of AS 4775 Emergency eyewash and shower equipment. This WaterMark Complement... More
    Closed 2 September 2020
  • Consultation RIS: Proposal to include minimum accessibility standards for housing in the NCC

    Ways to provide your feedback You can provide your feedback on the Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) by either: Completing the online consultation form and answering the questions outlined within, or by uploading a separate submission via Question 36 (within the... More
    Closed 31 August 2020
  • Discussion paper: National Registration Framework for Building Practitioners

    The Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) authorised an assessment of the effectiveness of compliance and enforcement systems for the building and construction industry across Australia. The resulting Building Confidence Report (BCR) highlighted shortcomings in the implementation of the National... More
    Closed 23 August 2020
  • WMTS:040-2020 (Round 3) Public Consultation

    For Public Comment Technical Specification for the WaterMark Certification Scheme In undertaking resolution of the previous public comments substantial changes were identified which required redrafting. The ABCB wishes to consult again on the proposed changes to WMTS-040 prior... More
    Closed 5 August 2020
  • WMTS-528 - Plate heat exchangers | Public Comment (Round 2)

    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
    Closed 24 July 2020
  • Reporting on the auditing of commercial buildings

    The Building Confidence Report (BCR), published in 2018, identified there were regulatory and compliance deficiencies in the regulatory oversight of the construction of commercial buildings (Class 2 – 9 buildings) in Australia. Recommendation 7 of the BCR is: That each jurisdiction makes... More
    Closed 14 July 2020
  • Discussion paper: Model Code of Conduct for Building Surveyors

    Recommendation 10 of the Building Confidence Report (BCR) by Peter Shergold and Bronwyn Weir recommended the establishment of a nationally consistent code of conduct for Building Surveyors. The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has agreed to the release of a draft Model Code of... More
    Closed 24 April 2020
  • Consultation RIS: Process for the development of Performance Solutions

    In September 2019 the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) sought views from stakeholders on how Performance Solutions are currently prepared and if they are consistent with the intent and objectives of the National Construction Code (NCC). The feedback from this survey has been used to... More
    Closed 22 March 2020
  • NCC 2019 Section J Stakeholder Survey

    In 2018, the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) consulted with industry on changes to the National Construction Code (NCC) 2019 for the Section J energy efficiency requirements of commercial buildings. Through the public comment period the ABCB tested a number of communication tools and... More
    Closed 16 February 2020
  • ABCB website user experience

    The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) website is an effective tool in enabling communication, facilitating engagement and consultation activities, and sharing industry information. It also acts as an access channel to the National Construction Code (NCC), the WaterMark and CodeMark Australia... More
    Closed 11 February 2020
  • 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
    Closed 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
    Closed 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
    Closed 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
    Closed 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
    Closed 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
  • 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 30 September 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
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