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HIA information sheets cover a wide range of industry topics. Prepared by HIA information specialists, they are designed to help HIA members answer questions about a variety of complex areas. You can search by category. Members can also talk to HIA for additional help and support.

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  • Bushfire standard now available

    Bushfire standard now available at no direct cost for users HIA recently advised members that they will have easier access to the bushfire construction standard AS 3959 following an agreement by Standards Australia to waive the cost for access to the standard.

  • NCC 2019 Energy Efficiency Requirements - WA

    NCC 2019 energy efficiency changes that was proposed to come into effect this coming May, will be deferred and not apply in WA.

  • NCC 2019 Energy Efficiency Requirements - What do these mean for Tasmania?

    The National Construction Code (NCC) 2019 provisions contain wide reaching changes, this included to the energy efficiency provisions. Given the scope of the changes the ABCB provided industry with additional 12 month transition period for the energy efficiency changes to familiarise themselves with the changes.

  • NCC Energy Efficiency Verification Using Reference Building Method

    This information sheet provides advice to members about the release of a video by the ABCB on changes to reference building method and how to apply the method.

  • New Requirements for Performance Solutions

    From 1 July 2021, the NCC will include new requirements for demonstrating compliance through Performance Solutions for building and plumbing work.

  • Product Substitution Guide

    Are you considering or required to substitute/change a building product for one that was originally specified or requested? Then this guide will provide you with information you should consider regarding managing product substitution while complying with the regulatory framework and the National Construction Code (NCC).

  • Section J Changes - Are you Prepared?

    This information sheet provides a breakdown of the key NCC 2019 Volume One Section J energy Efficiency changes.

  • Streamlining the Bushfire Rebuild Process (NSW)

    The NSW RFS has commenced a project to assist in the rebuilding efforts in NSW following the 2019/20 bushfires. This will include some BAL capping for houses at BAL-40 and BAL-FZ as part of rebuilding. This information sheet provides information on the new process.

  • Using saws in fire danger season - SA

    New regulations have been introduced that now allow drop saws and circular saws to be used at any time during the fire danger season. This result was achieved through consultation between the HIA and the Country Fire Service.