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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.


  • Contracting with Companies (187KB) This item/page is locked

    When contracting with a company , you should consider implementing some protective steps to mitigate the risks which are presented, as outlined in the following information sheet.

  • Corrosion protection for sheet metal roofing (82KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet explains the BCA requirements for coating of steel roofing to protect it from corrosion where it is exposure to salt water environments.

  • Design of box gutters for domestic installations (NAT) (85KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet explains the options in the BCA for the design of box gutters using the either the ACP or the Australian Standard 3500.

  • Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying Policy (123KB) This item/page is locked

    An employer is entitled to give reasonable directions to their employees. Policy documents can provide those reasonable directions and are an important part of any workplace. They instruct employees on how to carry themselves in the workplace and the standards of behaviour that are expected of them.

  • Doors in sanitary compartments (77KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet explains changes to the BCA in 2009 that help clarify how to measure the distance from the door to the edge of a toilet.

  • Drug and Alcohol Policies (133KB) This item/page is locked

    Employers have a duty and obligation to provide a workplace that is safe and without risks to health. Employers can address their safety concerns to minimise the risks in the workplace and potential claims resulting from employees impaired by drugs or alcohol by developing clear occupational health and safety policies.

  • Dust in Cabinetry Hardware (45KB)

    This information sheet provides advice on installing cabinetry of any type to ensure that dust created during fitting is prevented from causing problems with the fixtures.

  • 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.

  • Employer default super funds - 2014 changes (138KB) This item/page is locked

    From 1 January 2014, default funds are required to offer a new product called MySuper. Continue reading for more information.

  • 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