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Concrete Industry Demands Action on Fire Safety
Buildings
Tuesday February 12 2019

Concrete Industry Demands Action on Fire Safety

Australia’s concrete and masonry industry has called for more action to ensure that non-combustible materials are not installed on multi-storey buildings.

Understanding Smoke Control in Buildings
Buildings
Friday August 31 2018

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
Buildings
Thursday August 2 2018

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
Buildings
Wednesday June 20 2018

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?
Buildings
Wednesday March 14 2018

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
Buildings
Wednesday March 7 2018

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
Buildings
Thursday February 22 2018

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
Buildings
Thursday February 8 2018

We Need to Talk About Security

By multiple accounts, it’s become apparent that cyber-crime pays.

Australia’s Watermark Scheme is Undergoing Change
Buildings
Thursday February 1 2018

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...

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Suspect Cladding Loses Certification

Certification has been withdrawn for several types of building cladding products amid heightened fears of fire hazards across Australia and globally.

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Buildings
Feb 11 2019
NSW to rebuild trust in high-rise towers

NSW will undertake a major overhaul of the way high-rise apartment buildings are built, starting with the appointment of a Building Commissioner to step up compliance.

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