3 Aug 2010 publication
The Building Code of Australia (BCA) provides nationally consistent, minimum necessary standards for the design and construction of buildings in Australia. The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) on behalf of the Australian Government and State and Territory Governments produces and maintains the BCA.
TheCIE was commissioned by the ABCB to develop a consultation RIS to assess proposed changes to salinity protection measures for new buildings. The key finding of the consultation RIS is that while salinity is a significant problem in certain areas around Australia, there are already a number of measures being taken to protect newly constructed buildings in these areas. The most efficient means of addressing salinity through the BCA is to implement a highly localised assessment program, mimicking the actions of local and regional authorities.