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Building and construction Industry

Australasian Procurement and Construction Council

The peak council responsible for procurement, construction and asset management policy for the Australian, state and territory governments and the New Zealand Government. 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 contains more than 2000 approved products and is a comprehensive guide for specifiers.

CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Building approval [ACT]

Building approval is required for most developments in the Australian Capital Territory to ensure building complies with building laws, including the Building Code of Australia. Information on the page includes links to exemptions information and building approval information pack.

Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate

Building Code of Australia

The Building Code of Australia is available for purchase from the On-Line Shop of the Australian Building Codes Board.

Australian Building Codes Board

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

The role of the Fair Work Building & Construction, previously known as the Office of the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner (ABCC), is to regulate 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

NatHERS provides a framework that allows various computer software tools to rate the potential energy efficiency of Australian homes. NatHERS defines the minimum set of information that must be used by all software tools.

Department of Industry

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 'how to' help for building owners, managers and users to reduce water use by up to 30% to 40%. providing an introduction to the technical and behavioural opportunities that exist in office and public buildings for reducing water consumption and increasing water reuse. The second part of the publication is the National water intensity benchmarks for office buildings and public buildings.

Department of the Environment

Your Home

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 the Environment

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