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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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  • 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.

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

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

  • Recruiting the Right Person for the Job (147KB)

    Are you thinking about putting on another employee? Are you intending to simply place an ad, see what’s out there and choose the best candidate from the applicants? There is nothing wrong with that approach, but how you go about it may make all the difference to the outcome. It is a good idea to think about the following issues before you start your recruitment drive.

  • 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.

  • Requirement to report payments made to subcontractors (340KB)

    This information sheet provides a summary of the ATO contractor reporting obligations for businesses in the building and construction industry.

  • Responding to Flexible Work Requests (241KB)

    Under the Fair Work Act 2009 employees have a legal right to request flexible working arrangements in certain circumstances.

  • 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.