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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Report The ABCB commissioned Lucid Consulting Australia to undertake a review of sanitary plumbing and drainage standards BS EN 12056-2:200 and BS EN 752:2017.
The NCC 2019 lighting calculator assists in understanding and applying the NCC Volume Two, Part 184.108.40.206 Artificial lighting Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions for energy efficiency.
This Glazing Calculator has been developed to assist users with calculations required by the energy efficiency Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions for BCA 2009, Volume One.
Australia has a varied climate, leading to different locations around the country having different heating and cooling requirements.
The Gutters, Downpipes and Overflow (GDO) Calculator assists in developing a better understanding of the NCC Volume Two Part 3.5.3 Gutters and Downpipes Acceptable Construction Practice (ACP) provi
Provides an overview of the three sections of NCC Volume Two, in particular the application of Section 3, Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions.
This information brochure provides a summary of relevant information regarding the CodeMark Australia Certification Scheme
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
This documents provides an overview of the ABCB’s Accessible Housing Project, including the project timelines.
Regulatory commentary after consultation This, December 2014, report provides a regulatory commentary following receipt of comments on a Regulation Impact Statement for consultation titled 'Op
Regulation Impact Statement for decision In November 2018, the ABCB agreed to implement separate heating and cooling load limits in the NCC for assessments subject to the Nationwide House Energy Ra
This report entitled In-building Telecommunications Pathways and Spaces: Outcomes of Analysis has been compiled with the input of the Department of Communications and the Arts and arose from an exa
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 final decision Regulation Impact Statement assess the option of interconnecting existing alarms in new houses.
This Case Study outlines developing a DTS Solution and a Performance Solution for the energy efficiency of the facade of a hotel.
Infographic This resource has been developed to provide guidance on how plumbing regulations work in Australia.
Performance Solution scenario This Performance Solution scenario has been developed to assist plumbing practitioners in formulating Performance Solutions concerning high rise apartment stacks.
ABCB Protocol This protocol describes the essential elements of structural software that can be used for designing in compliance with the NCC Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions as well as general require
Summary and Instructions The NCC was amended out-of-cycle prior to NCC 2022. NCC 2019 Amendment 1 includes:
Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 2) This final submission, Fire Performance of Materials - Wall and Ceiling Lining Materials, was undertaken to confirm the need for regulatory control and identify