The "builders’ bible" known as the National Construction Code lays out all requirements and minimum standards for Australian buildings, informing the work of everyone across the building sector, from architects to plumbers.

It is intended to keep our buildings safe and ensure they are of decent quality. Improvements to the Code have ramifications across the building sector, determining design and performance standards for all new houses and commercial buildings. Last year, the Code moved from annual reviews to a three-year review cycle….