The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has launched a new website. It forms part of a larger effort to develop a more user-friendly online NCC, and provides access to a refreshed suite of digital products that the ABCB says delivers “a tailored and more engaging experience”.
The site design was informed by stakeholder consultation. It comprises a new ABCB corporate website as well as three microsites for the NCC, WaterMark and CodeMark.
The websites have been launched with new visual identities and come with improved functionality, such as enhanced searchability, a new resource library, and a reorganised information architecture. The changes are designed to ensure stakeholders can access information quickly and easily, with the new sites delineated into separate areas for practitioners and consumers.
The new NCC Online microsite now has a “mobile-first” design to better cater to its users. This includes improved search functionality utilising Google’s algorithms.
“Soon some of your favourite NCC Online features, like clause-level links to online resources and ‘The Guide to the NCC’, will be reintroduced and expanded upon,” says the ABCB. “Following this, we are excited to announce that the next significant change will be content filtering options, allowing practitioners to filter the NCC clauses based on their current building project.”
The Office of the ABCB is also launching a new monthly newsletter from the beginning of August. It will contain a combination of curated and created content such as current industry news, the latest ABCB public consultations, upcoming industry events and new resources.
To find out more about the new website and microsites, click here.