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New Australian Standard for Temporary Structures

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) published a new Standard for temporary structures on 26 August 2015.

The ABCB Standard addresses health, fire safety and structural requirements for temporary structures. It has been developed for use by State and Territory approval authorities as a primary document of reference for the design, construction and use of temporary structures which are primarily used for the purpose of public assembly. The introduction of the new Standard also ensures that requirements for temporary structures are suitable and consistent across Australia.

Prescribed temporary structures
A prescribed temporary structure is defined as:

  • tents, marquees or booths with a floor area greater than 100m2
  • seating stand for more than 20 people
  • stages or platforms (including sky borders¬†and sky winds) exceeding 150m2 floor area
  • pre-fabricated buildings exceeding 100m2, other than ones placed directly on the ground surface.

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