Standards are published documents which establish specifications and procedures to ensure that a material, product, method or service consistently performs as intended. They define quality and safety criteria to guarantee consistency in physical, chemical and biological measurement.
Standards are developed by various bodies, agencies and trade and professional association. Some standards are voluntary. Others are enforced by legislation (mandatory).
Most Australian standards are produced by Standards Australia, which is an independent organisation. Standards Australia's policy is to adopt International Standards wherever possible.
The National Construction Code (NCC) is an initiative of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) developed to incorporate all on-site construction requirements into a single code. It comprises the Building Code of Australia (BCA), volume 1 and 2; and the Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA), as volume 3.
Use the NCC Standards Interactive House - simply pick a room to begin.
Alternatively, the Library has 2 databases that will provide access:
A print version of the NCC is also available on the Library shelves at the City East campus.
The Library subscribes to databases which provide access to standards online. These are searchable by keyword or standard number. Some also include other material, in these databases look for the option to limit your search to standards only. Some of these databases have limited user licenses. If you cannot access them initially try again later.
The Library has some standards in print format which can be found by searching by title or keyword in the Library Catalogue.