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Building and construction Industry

Find government information for and about the building and construction industry.

National Construction Code

Incorporates all on-site building and plumbing requirements into a single code. The NCC sets the minimum requirements for the design, construction and performance of buildings throughout Australia.

Australian Building Codes Board

Australasian Procurement and Construction Council

The peak council whose 11 member agencies are responsible for procurement, construction and asset management policy for the Australian, state and territory governments. Papua New Guinea is an associate member.

Australasian Procurement and Construction Council Inc.

Australian Building Codes Board

Responsible for developing and managing a uniform, national approach to building codes and building standards through the National Construction Code (NCC) Series, and the development of effective regulatory systems.

Australian Building Codes Board

Australian Paint Approval Scheme

APAS tests and certifies paints and coatings to ensure they meet stringent performance specifications. The APAS List of Approved Products is a comprehensive guide for specifiers.

CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Commercial Building Disclosure

Requires energy efficiency information to be provided in most cases when commercial office space of 2000 square metres or more is offered for sale or lease. Provides information on compliance for those likely to be affected.

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

ESD design guide for office and public buildings

Gives a basic introduction to ecological sustainability issues and specifically how the built environment affects them. It begins by outlining the Australian position on ecologically sustainable development (ESD) and some key policies relevant to buildings and ESD.

Department of the Environment

Fair Work Building and Construction

Regulates workplace relations laws in the building and construction industry through education, advice and compliance activities.

Fair Work Building and Construction (FWBC)

Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme

Provides information about NatHERS scheme which estimates and ranks the potential thermal performance of residential buildings in Australia.

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Painting Contractors Certification Program

PCCP accredits painting contractors using on-site audits to ensure best practice standards are being employed.

CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Water efficiency guide: office and public buildings

Offers practical help for building owners, managers and users to reduce water consumption and increase water reuse. The second part of the publication provides the National water intensity benchmarks for office and public buildings.

Department of the Environment

Your Home

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Your guide to building, buying or renovating a home. It shows how to create a comfortable home with low impact on the environment – economical to run, healthier to live in and adaptable to your changing needs.

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science