Building Code of Australia

The Building Code of Australia (BCA) is called up in Tasmanian Legislation. The BCA sets out the technical requirements that a building must have to ensure it is safe to occupy. The BCA is a performance based document.

Compliance with for the BCA can be achieved in three ways:

  • a) Complying with Deemed to Satisfy Provisions (these are prescriptive provisions; in other words you can follow the BCA requirements and your building automatically complies with the performance base provisions.
  • b) Complying with an Alternative Solution which has been written to comply with the Performance provisions of the BCA.
  • c) A combination of the above.
  • d) The BCA is a uniform document that is used across Australia and is maintained and produced by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) on behalf of the States and Territories. The BCA also calls up Australian Standards.

The BCA allows for variations in climate and geological or geographic conditions.

Please visit the Australian Building Codes Board site for further information.

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