National Dictionary of Building & Plumbing Terms

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The National Dictionary of Building and Plumbing Terms combines terms and definitions from:

  • The National Construction Code (NCC) 2019 Amendment 1
  • Australian Standards (AS) referenced in the NCC
  • Australian/New Zealand Standards (AS/NZS) referenced in the NCC
  • Handbook 50, Glossary of Building Terms (HB50)

The definitions for terms in these publications are often different. This website aims to:

  • help industry find the right definition
  • highlight consistency and conflicts
  • provide a general hierarchy of results to assist interpretation

Learn more about the National Dictionary of Building and Plumbing Terms.