The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has posted links to several articles and videos that may be useful to your business.

The listed articles are:

The information in these articles is helpful, informative and well worth the read.

The Morrison Government has partnered with Standards Australia to allow access to AS 3959: 2018 Construction of Buildings in Bushfire Prone Areas for free until 30 June 2021.

This initiative will help support the recovery and rebuilding of bushfire-ravaged communities.

Master Builders supports this initiative and commends both the Morrison Government and Standards Australia given the value that it provides to those that have been affected by the devasting effects of bushfires and the accessibility it provides to industry to standards that help improve quality building.


Due to coronoavirus pandemic restrictions, the ABCB was unable to visit each capital city to deliver their 2020 NCC seminars. In place of their usual webcast event, they have prepared 12 videos that address common technical enquiries related to the National Construction Code Volumes 1 and 2.

NCC 2019 Amendment 1 update

Retaining walls

Condensation management - which ceiling area do I measure?

Does the gable edge of an eave require a fire rating?

Vertical separation of openings in external walls

Is a unisex ambulant facility enough?

Do I need hydrants to basement levels during construction?

I don’t want to install a laundry tub – can I use the sink instead?

Is the internal lining of an external wall a part of the wall?

Does ‘separation of external walls and openings’ apply to Class 2/3 SOUs?

Do control joints in tilt-up concrete external walls require fire protection?

Can an eave be within 450 mm of a boundary if it doesn’t face that boundary?


The videos are available to watch for free on the ABCB’s YouTube Channel, or from the ABCB Resource Library.