ABMA Building Management Code©
The ABMA Building Management Code© has been written by the Independent Review Panel – a nationwide group of specialist lawyers, academics, consultants, peak body associations, service contractors and Facilities Managers who are currently practicing in the residential and mixed-use strata space and who volunteer their time to contribute to the technical and legislative accuracy of the ABMA Code.
The full 360-degree contribution provided by the Independent Review Panel to the rigorous editing of the ABMA Code each year not only ensures currency with most recent legislative standards but guarantees 100% impartiality for all parties to the building management arrangement as well. Objective standards are documented with the best long-term interests of the building in mind.
Published in each state and territory of Australia since 2015, the ABMA Building Management Code© provides the only fully comprehensive guide to existing statutes imposing duties and responsibilities on the maintenance of common property in residential and mixed-use strata schemes around Australia.
Across 25+ chapters and 500+ pages, over 100+ pieces of complex legislation and Australian Standards are simplified and contextualised to the residential strata common property ‘workplace’. From the ABMA Code, your site-specific Facilities Management Plan can be developed for the full life of the scheme.
Available in hard copy, the ABMA Building Management Code© is your day-to-day reference text if you have duties around the servicing, maintenance and care of common property.
Governed by the Independent Review Panel, the ABMA Building Management Code© is reviewed annually, with every inclusion debated by the Panel members to ensure a 360-degree viewpoint is incorporated into every sentence.
The Independent Review Panel includes 30+ experts in their field of specialty including:
- Strata specialist lawyers and barristers;
- Academics and educators;
- Compliance inspectors and auditors;
- Body Corporate and Owner’s Corporation committee or board members;
- Specialty essential services maintenance contractors;
- Peak body association representation.
Your step-by-step guide to all facets of the servicing, care and maintenance of the common property of a residential or mixed-use strata scheme are clarified in each easy-to-read and sector-specific chapter of the ABMA Building Management Code©, complete with regulatory compliance standards and implementation guidelines.
For additional detail, see Code Frequently Asked Questions & Summary (340 KB PDF)
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to COVID-19 border restrictions in 2020, the national Independent Review Panel was unable to meet to edit the 2020 version of the ABMA Building Management Code© Consequently, no 2021 version is available. Instead, the 2020 edition will continue for 2021, at a discounted price. The next new version will be available on 01/01/2022.
Bulk Purchase option:
The ABMA Code© can be purchased in packs of ten, with the ABMA Guide Books in packs of five. Simply set the item quantity to 10 (ABMA Code©) or 5 (Guide Books) to see the bulk pricing. Return to order ABMA Code©
General Terms and Conditions (80 KB PDF)