NBC1112 Building Science: Codes, Standards & Reports

A Library guide for Building Science

Statistics, Legislation, Reports

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics provides statistics on a broad range of subject areas including government, economy, education, population. Refer to it’s Building and Construction site for the statistics information on building and construction activities.

Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII)

It is possible to search for Australian Standards referenced in legislation and case law via the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) freely available database. The AustLII database provides access to a broad range of legislation and cases from across Australia.

IBISWorld database

IBISWorld provides industry and company data and business environment statistics for a wide range of Australian industries and companies. Check out the house construction industry for some relevant research reports.

 

The National Construction Code (NCC)

The National Construction Code (NCC) is a key resource for the building and construction industry, that sets the minimum requirements for the design, construction and performance of buildings throughout Australia. The NCC, published by the Australian Building Codes Board, incorporates all on-site building and plumbing requirements into a single code. The NCC also provides the minimally necessary requirements for safety, health, amenity and sustainability in the design and construction of buildings.

To access the current NCC 2019 Amendment 1 (valid from 1 July 2020), available free of charge, register and create your account with the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB). 

Finding Resources: Australian Standards

Follow the steps outlined in the "Finding Resources: Australian Standards" to obtain your Australian Standard.