Code Clauses

Meeting the requirements of the Building Code

To comply with the Building Act, buildings must meet the requirements of the Building Code. What does the Code tell us about meeting these requirements?

This topic explores the structure of the Building Code and explains the types of Code clauses.
 



Building Code clause groups

The Code clauses are arranged into groups.



Objectives, Functional requirements and Performance criteria (OFP)

The Building Code clause structure is made up of Objectives, Functional requirements and Performance criteria (OFP). It explains how a building needs to perform to meet the requirements of the Building Act.

In this topic we will look at the technical Code Clauses which are laid out using the OFP structure.
 


Measuring performance

Knowing that the Building Code outlines performance requirements for buildings is just the start – what’s important is that anyone involved in the design, and construction of buildings knows how to measure that performance.

 
 

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