Building Code 2013 – General Information
For those new to the Building Code, this section includes information about the Building Code and Supporting Guidelines.
This section outlines when building industry participants will be bound by the Building Code.
The Building Code contains a range of requirements that building contractors must meet.
An important element of the Building Code is ethical behaviour, particularly with respect to the rights and responsibilities of your company, yourself, your employees and your subcontractors. On-site practices play a vital role in meeting the requirements of the Building Code.
FWBC has the responsibility to monitor compliance with the Building Code. This involves both an educational and on-site monitoring role.
This section contains answers to some frequently asked questions regarding the Building Code and how it operates.
Building Code 2013 – Enterprise Agreement Assessments
FWBC assesses all new enterprise agreements made on or after 18 May 2016 for compliance with the Building Code 2013. Enterprise agreements are not considered to be consistent with the Building Code.
Building Code 2013 – Drug and Alcohol testing
Changes have been made to the Building Code 2013 requiring contractors to have a comprehensive policy for managing drug and alcohol issues in the workplace which includes mandatory drug and alcohol testing on Commonwealth funded projects.
Building Code 2013 – Funding Entities
The Supporting Guidelines place on funding entities and funding recipients a series of responsibilities they must comply with when procuring Commonwealth-funded building work.
The Building Code 2014
This section contains information for the proposed Building Code 2014.
Building Code 2013
- The Building Code 2013
- Assessing enterprise agreements against the Building Code 2013
- Building Code 2013 Enterprise Agreement Assessments: when do I require an FWBC compliance letter?
- Freedom of association and the Building Code 2013
- The Building Code 2013: induction template
- Building Code Audits: what to expect
- Drug and Alcohol testing under the Building Code 2013
- FAQs - Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Building and Construction Industry