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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.

  • AS/NZS 3000: 2018 – Changes to Wiring Rules Standard (634KB)

    This information sheet provides an overview of the changes to the new version of the Wiring Rules Standard.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Changes to NBN in New Developments (66KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet sets out the changes to the NBN policy that introduces charges for new developments to receive NBN infrastructure.

  • 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.

  • NBN 101 New homes and new subdivisions (1MB) This item/page is locked

    This information providers homes builders with information about the basic requirements to ensure your customers can access the NBN in their new home.