Australia’s building and construction industry is critical to the country’s economy and society. The sector includes accessibility, cement, concrete, facilities management, fire protection, masonry, steel, timber, as well as other areas.
Building and construction standards aim to provide efficiency and improvements that can reduce cost and create confidence in the industry. In Australia, there was an estimated construction spend of $207bn in 2016-17. Therefore, it is essential that efficient and effective minimum performance standards are in place.
A range of building and construction standards are referenced in the National Construction Code (NCC).
Current key projects include: