Understanding Smoke Control in Buildings
Smoke exhaust systems provide a means of increasing occupant evacuation time from a space affected by fire and smoke.
How Commercial Buildings Could Generate Their Own Energy
Around much of Australia, the presence of solar panels on roofs has become commonplace.
Overhaul of Standard Will Unleash Masonry Design Opportunities
Artistic, versatile, durable and resistant to fire, and sound, masonry construction has been used in architectural achievements such as the Egyptian Pyramids, the Colosseum in Rome,...
Cladding Under Scrutiny in Grenfell Probe
The cladding system on the outside of London's Grenfell Tower was so conducive to the spread of fire it did not support the "stay put" policy...
Which Approach to Non-Complying Products is Best?
Since the Grenfell tragedy in London and the Lacrosse apartment debacle in Melbourne, politicians of all stripes have been under pressure to act on combustible cladding...
Sprinklers are Critical for Apartment Fire Safety
For Chinese student Ginger Jiang, recounting the night her life changed because of fire in the Sydney suburb of Bankstown in September 2012 was gut-wrenching.
What You Need to Know about NCC Fire Safety Amendments
Following the Greenfell tragedy in London and earlier Lacrosse fire in Melbourne, regulators across Australia have scrambled to address issues relating to flammable cladding.
The Low Carbon Engineering of Things
If asked to consider how to cut carbon emissions, most people would probably focus on reducing energy use in their home or place of work, or...
Why Australians Should Choose Higher-performing uPVC Windows
Windows play a vital role in regulating temperatures of buildings and their overall energy efficiency, whatever the climate. Energy efficiency is not just about preserving heating...
We Must Lift Its Game on Indoor Air Quality
In his younger years, Rick Fedrizzi would become sleepy at his office at around 3 pm each day.
Thousands Flee Kuwait City Skyscraper Fire
A skyscraper under construction for the National Bank of Kuwait has caught fire, sending 2500 workers fleeing from the flames.
Japan Quake Kills 44, Hits Power Supply
The death toll from a powerful earthquake in northern Japan last week has risen to 44, with 660 injured, the government says, as electricity supply remained...
Aluminium Composite Panels
Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP) - Why governments and insurers need to rationalise their approach
Fire Safety Regulatory Changes For Multi Level Buildings
The facilities management industry now more than ever is required to take a lead role in ensuring the safety of the occupants within the buildings they...
Waste Flows at Perth Children's Hospital
A costly wastewater recycling plant installed at the trouble-plagued Perth Children's Hospital is likely to stay switched off due to Heath Department fears of cross-contamination.
Xenophon's Cladding Ban Populist: Senator
Nick Xenophon's push to ban the importation of flammable aluminium cladding reeks of "rank populism", a government senator has warned.