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
Techstreet Enterprise is the new database for Australian and International Standards and Codes (replacing SAI Global).
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.
Take a look at our 'how to find Australian Standards' document which will get you started searching through this database.
To access standards not included in the current subscription or any other questions, please contact us through Ask the Library.
Looking for the National Construction Code online?
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.
A print version of the NCC is also available in the Library at the City East campus.
"The Building Code of Australia (BCA), in the National Construction Code series, contains technical provisions for the design and construction of buildings and other structures. The BCA addresses the following matters:
The BCA is produced and maintained by the Australian Building Codes Board on behalf of the Australian government and state and territory governments."
- Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure 2015, The Building Code of Australia
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"