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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 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.

  • 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.

  • Energy Verification Reference Building Method (200KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet has been developed to provide information regarding applying BCA Verification Method V2.6.2.2

  • 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.

  • Principles of Life Cycle Assessment (86KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet introduces LCA and how it can be used as a decision making tool for the assessment of building products, when the builder or owner is interested in considering the overall environmental impact of a building.

  • Removal and disposal of building debris - Vic

    As clean up and reconstruction work begins in bushfire affected areas, there is a need to be fully aware of and consider a range of hazards and risks to health and safety hazards that may be present but would not normally exist on a construction site.

  • Section J Changes - Are you Prepared?

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

  • Solar Photovoltaic Panel Installation (50KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet provides information on solar photovoltaic panel systems which can be installed on homes to generate their own electricity.

  • Using power tools on total fire ban days

    Significant penalties, including jail, prohibitions and fines, apply for not adhering to prescribed restrictions and prohibitions on the external use of power tools on total fire ban days. Here are details of a state-by-state ‘guide’ to assist members in understanding their state or territories requirements.