Building Code of Australia

  1. Equipment & Safety Installations

    Until the publication of the 2014 edition of the Building Code of Australia ("the Code") it included Part I1 that provides a definition of Equipment & Safety Installations. These definitions have since been removed however this section continues to lives on.

    Russ Porteous
    Nov, 2020
  2. When is emergency & exit lighting required to be installed in a building?

    On several occasions, I have been asked about the requirement for the installation of emergency lights in small (Class 6) retail buildings. When I say small I mean less than 500m2.

    Russ Porteous
    Nov, 2020
  3. What are Building Classifications?

    The Building Code of Australia ("BCA") is a nationally consistent technical document that represents the level of safety that meets community expectations. Compliance with the BCA is the responsibility of local government authorities. The BCA provides a classification system for a building or part of a building and is determined by the purpose for which it is designed, constructed or adapted to be used.

    Russ Porteous
    May, 2007