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Information sheets

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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  • 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.

  • Product conformance & the BCA Part 1 (99KB)

    The aim of this series of information sheets is to provide guidance to manufacturers and suppliers so that they can determine whether their product needs to conform to the BCA, and if so and identify the relevant steps to verify the product’s conformance.

  • Product conformance & the BCA Part 2 (97KB)

    The aim of this information sheet is to provide guidance to manufacturers and suppliers about how they can identify and undertake the relevant steps to evaluate how a product can prove that it meets the relevant performance requirements of the BCA.

  • Product conformance & the BCA Part 3 (96KB)

    The aim of this information sheet is to provide guidance to manufacturers and suppliers about how they can identify and undertake the relevant steps to evaluate how a product can prove that it meets the relevant performance requirements of the BCA.

  • Professional services list

    The HIA is often asked by members and consumers alike to recommend a solicitor who practises in the area of building and construction and related areas. Unfortunately, the HIA cannot do this, as it is not in a position to warrant the skills of a particular legal firm or lawyer. However, what the HIA can do is to set out a list of solicitors or professionals who are sufficiently interested in the area of building and construction to go to the trouble of becoming a member of the HIA.

  • Record-Keeping Checklist for Employer Contributions (343KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet outlines an employer’s superannuation record-keeping requirements.

  • Required facilities for Class 1 buildings (85KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet has been prepared to explain the requirements for private amenities and facilities in all Class 1 buildings as set out in BCA Volume 2 - Housing Provisions.

  • Retaining Walls (82KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet provides some basic information about types of retaining walls that can be constructed around the home to manage cut and fill and garden areas.

  • Reviewing the contract

    Before signing anything, you need to carefully review the contract document. Take your time and make sure that all points are covered and that all schedules are attached and noted in the contract.

  • Revised NBN Design Guidelines (62KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheets explains the changes made by the NBN Co to their design standards for new subdivisions and new multi dwelling projects which require NBN fibre ready pit and pipe to be installed.