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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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  • BCA Gutter Overflow provisions (322KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet provides an overview of the BCA gutter overflow requirements that were introduced in 2016.

  • Condensation management NCC 2019 changes explained

    The National Construction Code (NCC) 2019 introduced new provisions to help minimize the impacts of condensation within houses and apartments.

  • Elements of lifecyle assessment (82KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet has been prepared to provide members interested in life cycle assessment of buildings and building materials with information on things to consider in an assessment.

  • Home Renovations and Asbestos

    This information sheet provides details on how to identify asbestos in the home and how to safely remove and dispose of it.

  • Leaving frames exposed to the weather

    Guidance on temporarily bracing of structure to ensure it remains unaffected in the event that you may need to pause the construction of a house for an extended period of time.

  • Mandatory sprinkler protection for Class 2 & 3 buildings (245KB)

    This information sheet provides an overview of the changes included in the 2019 National Construction Code that have introduced mandatory sprinkler requirements for Class 2 & 3 buildings that has a rise in storey of 4 or more storeys. Information on the different methods for compliance, including the use of drinking water or hydrant sprinkler systems is provided, and includes a summary of the offsets that can be made to other fire protection provisions when using sprinklers.

  • 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 2019 Out of Cycle Amendment – WA

    At the request of Building Ministers, the ABCB has issued an out of cycle amendment to the National Construction Code (NCC) 2019. The amendments are mostly relevant to NCC Volume One (Class 2-9), but there are elements that will affect Class 1 residential buildings; including the additional administrative requirements for Performance Solutions which will result in increased time for approval, costs in development of solutions, and additional red tape particularly for straight forward Performance Solutions for houses.

  • 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.