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,...
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.
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...
We Need to Talk About Security
By multiple accounts, it’s become apparent that cyber-crime pays.
Australia’s Watermark Scheme is Undergoing Change
Having previously suffered from asbestos problems, the troubled Perth Children’s Hospital project hit a further snag in May 2016 after lead levels which exceeded the Australian...
Cladding Leadership Left Vacant
Leadership of the flammable cladding issue has been left vacant at the federal level since a cabinet reshuffle last December, the nation’s leading union for fire...