Part D1: D1.8 External Stairways: Building Code of Australia

AUST – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the Building Code of Australia (BCA) Part D1 Provision for Escape contains clause D1.8 External Stairways or Ramps in lieu of Fire-Isolated exits. The following information will help clients understand this clause. Building Code of Australia: Clause – Issue The external exit stair must not be exposed to openings in the building under Part D1 of the Building Code of Australia. Building Code of Australia:… Read more

ABCB: Energy Efficiency: Class 2 to 9 Buildings: Building Code of Australia

AUST – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has issued a handbook titled ‘Applying Energy Efficiency Provisions to New Building Work Associated with Existing Class 2 to 9 Buildings’. This non-mandatory handbook provides guidance to users and building certifiers on the application of the BCA energy efficiency provisions required for a building approval… (more) Building Legislation Table… Read more

ABCB: Energy Efficiency Provisions – Volume 1: Building Code of Australia

AUST – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has issued a handbook titled ‘Energy Efficiency Provisions for BCA 2010 Volume One’. This handbook provides details of the relevant parts of the Building Code Australia… (more) Building Legislation Table Refer to our Building Legislation Table for further information on the building certification process including design compliance. Further Advice For building… Read more

Durability in Buildings: Building Code of Australia

AUST – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the Australian Building Code Board (ABCB) has issued a handbook titled ‘Durability in Buildings’. This non-mandatory handbook addresses the issues of durability within the context of the built environment under the Building Code of Australia… (more) Building Legislation Table Refer to our Building Legislation Table for further information on the building permit process… Read more

Energy Efficiency Lighting Calculator: Building Code of Australia

AUST – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has re-issued the Lighting Calculator which is suitable for use with NCC. The calculator is an excel spread sheet designed to assist building surveyors and users of the Building Code of Australia… (more) Building Legislation Table Refer to our Building Legislation Table for further information on the… Read more

BCA 2014 Information Seminars: Building Code of Australia

AUST – HENDRY building surveyors advise that Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is finalising updates to the 2014 (Building Code of Australia) National Construction Code and as building industry practitioners you need to know what changes are coming into effect. Presenters from ABCB will inform you of these changes at a series of Information Seminars, commencing in February 2014 in… Read more

Emergency Egress for all Occupants: Building Code of Australia

AUST – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the ABCB has released a Directions Report on Emergency Egress For All Occupants. The report discusses potential changes to the National Construction Code (NCC – Building Code of Australia) to improve emergency egress from buildings for all occupants, including people with disability… (more)

Building Australia’s Future 2013: Conference

AUST – HENDRY building surveyors advises that the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has announced the upcoming ‘Building Australia’s Future Conference’ in Brisbane between 15-18 September 2013. The conference organisers have assembled leading industry practitioners and professional speakers to present an extensive program featuring both building and plumbing plenary streams. Throughout the Conference, you will be engaged in a series of… Read more