Building Codes/Australian Standards

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Building Code of Australia

The Building Code of Australia (BCA) is part of the National Construction Code, which sets performance objectives to ensure buildings and structures are designed and constructed to comply with minimum health, safety and amenity requirements.  The BCA provides two pathways for proponents relating to design and construction, deemed to satisfy provisions which are accepted industry practices such as Australian Standards, or the flexibility to develop alternative solutions based on existing or new innovative systems and design.

Australian Standards

Australian Standard set out specifications and procedures designed to ensure products, services and systems are safe, reliable and consistently perform the way they were intended to.  They establish a common language which defines quality and safety criteria.

They are based on sound industrial, scientific and consumer experience and are constantly reviewed to ensure they reflect current technology and accepted techniques.

Australian Standards must be adopted under the National Construction Code or relevant legislation (such as Acts or Regulations).

Relevant Links

Building Code Australia Website