The BCA has requirements to allow for new and emerging building technologies. Any new technology must satisfy performance requirements and this can be determined by using the following assessment methods:

  • documentary evidence
  • verification methods
  • expert judgement
  • comparison to 'deemed to satisfy provisions'. The deemed to satisfy provisions are examples of materials, structural members, design factors and construction methods which, when used, result in conformance with BCA requirements, eg ceiling heights in habitable rooms must be 2.4 m or greater.

Further information on these assessment methods can be found in Section 1 of the BCA.