National Dictionary of Building and Plumbing Terms

Standards Australia, in partnership with the ABCB, has launched an online dictionary of terms for the building and plumbing industry.

The (Stage 1) dictionary combines terms and definitions from the NCC, Australian (and joint AS/NZS) Standards, and Handbook 50:2004 Glossary of Building Terms. It aims to assist industry, government and consumers to understand the range of terminology used to describe the same or similar terms and processes across Australia.

Future enhancements to the dictionary will seek to expand the sources included in the online dictionary content, such as relevant terminology used in state and territory building legislation. This next stage emanates directly from Rec 22 of the 2018 Building Confidence Report and forms part of the National Implementation Framework agreed to by the Building Ministers’ Forum.

A copy of the Standards Australia media release can be found on its website.


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