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Sustainability and the future Building Code of Australia [Ashe, ABCB] 2001-013-B

Project participants and team members


Brian Ashe

Arup Australasia

Richard Hough

Australian Building CodesBoard

Brian Ashe- Project Leader, Matthew Patterson

Building Commission

Rob Enker

Qld Dept of Public Works

Ron Apelt


Peter Newton, Lam Pham, Kwesi Sagoe-Crenstil

Queensland University of Technology

John Bell

Project description

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is currently developing a Future Building Code that will replace the 1996 Building Code of Australia. The purpose of this project is to provide the ABCB with information that will allow it to determine whether sustainability requirements are necessary in the Future Building Code and how they may be incorporated. The project will study sustainability requirements and developments in Australia and overseas. It will also identify issues and implications associated with sustainability requirements for buildings and advise how these could be regulated.
Sustainability and the building code of Australia (Final report)
Sustainability and the building code of Australia(Brochure)