National standard contract for the construction of buildings, roadworks and bridgeworks
APCC and Austroads developed the new General Conditions of Contract to improve the efficiency of project delivery and reduce the potential for contractual disputes by driving greater consistency in the contractual conditions and clauses used by members.
It is important to note that NCW4 is primarily for public sector use and ‘Construct Only’ contracts with special conditions to be considered at the jurisdictional level.
Edition 1.1 - August 2019
Building and Construction
PTI and BIM
This is another resource in a series of nationally important BIM initiatives to accelerate the adoption of project team integration (PTI) and Building Information Modelling (BIM). This Guide is a companion to the Austroads and APCC Building and Construction Procurement Guide – Principles and Options
Building Government Procurement Capabilities Guide 2008
Future Procurement Skill Requirements - a more strategic approach
This report (August 2018) examines how procurement is changing, how this is likely to impact future skills requirements and how governments can use this information to invest in new professionalisation initiatives to better recruit, engage and retain procurement staff for the next five years.
Guide to Successful Project and Asset Delivery: getting it
right up front
This provides a snapshot of the processes involved in planning, designing and constructing capital works assets and includes existing complementary resources produced by ACIF and APCC available to inform those processes. The focus of this Guide is the front end of projects – project initiation, project delivery planning, delivery team procurement, and project delivery.
The Framework for the adoption of Project Team Integration and Building Information Modelling
The Framework is designed to guide and assist industry stakeholders in the adoption and implementation of project team integration and Building Information Modelling (BIM).
The release of the Framework signals a ‘whole of industry’ approach to what will be ‘business as usual’ in the very near future.
National Code of Practice for the Construction Industry
The National Code of Practice for the Construction Industry (the Code) expresses the principles which Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments agree should underpin the future development of the construction industry in Australia.
View the Best Practice Guidelines.
Construction Products - a guide to achieving compliance
This aims to assist anyone involved in the building industry to ensure the building products they select, buy and install meet Australian building standards. The Guide now recognises 34 industry led product accreditation schemes and guidance information across a range of building product categories.
ABAB - Asset Information
The AIR Guide focuses on defining deliverables relevant to asset management and facility
management (AM/FM) activities
including digital asset data typically found in an asset register, documents and as-built models. The Guide outlines key concepts and principles applicable to defining
AIRs, and provide information to
support decision making and
priority setting during the process. Find out more about the ABAB
Australia and New Zealand Government Procurement Agreement
The objective of the ANZ Government Procurement Agreement is to create and maintain a single ANZ government procurement market in order to maximise opportunities for competitive ANZ suppliers and reduce costs of doing business for both government and industry.
The Case for Project Team Integration
The Case for Project Team Integration, and The Project Team Integration Workbook contain straightforward ways to improve project team collaboration and performance. They make a strong case for early integration of project team members, to get the best from all disciplines that can contribute to good project outcomes and, where it is used, from Building Information Modelling (BIM).