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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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  • ABCB Sanitary Facilities Calculator – Now Live

    A common question HIA receives in the design & use of Class 2-9 buildings is - how many toilets, hand basins, accessible facilities, etc. do I need to provide for X number of people? To assist you to better understand and apply the sanitary and other facilities provisions, the ABCB have developed a "Sanitary Facilities Calculator" which helps to calculate this for you.

  • BCA Energy efficiency compliance options (284KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet provides an overview of the different BCA compliance pathways for meeting the energy efficiency requirements.

  • 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.

  • Building on land near airports and flightpaths (185KB)

    This information sheet provides an overview of the regulations and guidelines regarding building on land near airports and flightpaths

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Protecting footpaths, driveways and verges when undertaking work (275KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet provides guidance on the protection of public assets when undertaking building work.

  • Section J Changes - Are you Prepared?

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