Building Code of Australia (BCA 2008) Draft Public Comment

According to an email I received from the ABCB today, the draft changes for BCA 2008 are available for public comment. The Building Code of Australia is a performance-based document that states the technical provisions that buildings and other structures throughout Australia must meet.

The draft changes for the 2008 edition of the Building Code of Australia (BCA 2008) have been placed on the ABCB website for public comment and to give BCA users advance notice of proposals that may take effect from 1 May 2008.

The Proposal for Change page on the ABCB website is located here: http://www.abcb.gov.au/index.cfm?fuseaction=DocumentView&DocumentID=212

The period for comment on the BCA 2008 draft proposals closes on Wednesday 1 August 2007. Given the ABCB's commitment to making BCA 2008 available as early as possible to enable industry to prepare for the changes, comments made after this date will not be considered. All comments must be sent to BCA2008@abcb.gov.au. Comments relating to BCA 2008 must use the response sheet template, which can be downloaded from here: http://www.abcb.gov.au/dsp_publications_list.cfm?Cat_ID=5.

About The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB)
The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is a joint initiative of all levels of Australian Government and includes representatives from the building industry. The Board was established in an inter-government agreement signed by the Australian Government and State and Territory Ministers responsible for building regulatory matters on 1 March 1994 and reaffirmed by Ministers in July 2001. More..

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