Standards are published documents which establish specifications and procedures to ensure that a material, product, method or service consistently performs as intended. Standards are developed by various agencies, trade and professional associations. Some standards are voluntary while others are enforced by legislation (mandatory).
Most Australian standards are produced
by Standards Australia
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Provides full-text access to all current Australian Standards, Joint ISO/Australian Standards, Joint NZ/Australian Standards, current Draft Australian Standards, amendments to Australian Standards and most Standards Australia handbooks.
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Looking for the National Construction Code online?
The National Construction Code is available for free by registering at https://ncc.abcb.gov.au/. Select the person icon located in the top right hand corner and click "Register".
The National Construction Code (NCC) comprises the Building Code of Australia (BCA) volumes 1 and 2, and the Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA) as volume 3. The Code contains technical provisions for the design and construction of buildings and other structures including:
The South Australian Government's PlanSA webpage includes resources on:
Green Building incorporates principles of sustainable development – meeting the needs of the present without compromising the future. to find out more follow the links below.
Green Star @ UniSA - The Mawson Institute's Building V was awarded a 5 Star Green Star – Education Design v1 Certified Rating by the GBCA in June 2011
From the collection: Articles from scholarly publications on "Green Star"
Standard AS1428 specifies the design requirements for new building work, as required by the National Construction Code and the Disability Standards, to provide access for people with disabilities. Of particular interest are the following sections accessible via Techstreet: Standards Australia.
Part 1 (AS 1428.1:2021) focuses on general requirements including:
(a) accessible paths and circulation for people who use wheelchairs;
(b) access and facilities for people with ambulatory disabilities; and
(c) access for people with sensory disabilities.
Part 2 (AS 1428.2-1992) addresses enhanced and additional requirements for buildings and facilities.
Part 4.1 (AS/NZS 1428.4.1:2009) sets out requirements for the design and application of tactile ground surface indicators for new buildings to ensure safe and dignified mobility of people who are blind or vision impaired.