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Building and Construction: Construction & Materials

A guide to resources for students studying building and construction at Box Hill Institute

Standards online - structural design

There are a number of Australian Standards specifically relating to the structural design of buildings. To access these, select the link below.

Standards online - materials

There are a number of Australian Standards specifically relating to material properties. To access these, select the link below. When you are in Standards Online, simply enter the number of the standard that you want to view into the search box.

Key standards in this area:

AS/NZS 1554      Structural steel welding   

AS/NZS 1664      Aluminium structures   

AS 2327            Composite structures

AS 2701            Methods of sampling and testing mortar for masonry constructions

AS 2870            Residential slabs and footings

AS 3600            Concrete structures

AS 3623            Domestic metal framing

AS 3700            Masonry code

AS 4100            Steel structures

AS/NZS 4600      Cold-formed steel structures

AS/NZS 4671     Steel reinforcing materials

National Construction Code/Building Code of Australia

The National Construction Code (NCC) (previously the Building Code of Australia) contains technical provisions for the design and construction of buildings and other structures. Of particular relevance is Volume1 : Part A3: Classification of buildings and structures.

Access the code by registering for an account via the link below:

NCC related information - weblinks

Pile Of Bricks

Samarajiva, 2006, Pile of bricks, Flickr (CC by 2.0)

Concrete publications

Material properties - Cross Laminated Timber

Click the links for information about cross laminated timber (CLT) as a building material

Introduction to cross laminated timber

Presented by Dr Scott Breneman, this video introduces CLT with a series of project examples that demonstrate its use and benefits in a range of applications.

Material properties - construction materials

In the library

Browse the collection at the call numbers below or click the link to see resources in the library on a specific subject.

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