1. The Functional Classification of Buildings (FCB), is designed to provide a standard framework for the classification of buildings according to their function. It is used in the collection, production and dissemination of building statistics. Buildings are classified or assigned to the FCB according to their final usage.
2. This version updates previous editions. The revisions to the 1986 FCB placed a significant focus upon retention and improvement of the distinctions within the classification, whilst taking into account new and emerging trends within the building industry. It is broadly compatible with earlier editions.
3. The revised classification was reviewed by a number of agencies and the ABS would like to thank staff of these agencies for their contribution.