Humans breathe more than 15,000 litres of air every single day, consuming approximately four times more air than food and liquid. We’ve long known the importance of ambient air quality to our health. In fact, it is estimated that approximately 92% of the world’s population live in communities where ambient air quality guidelines do not meet those established by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Climate change is one of the most substantial risks facing Australian businesses today. As bushfires rage and coastal storms grow more severe, it's evident that climate change is a current threat, not just a future one. Businesses, especially in industries like construction, should be aware of these risks.
The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has released the first of their new NCC CPD courses. These courses are specifically designed for compliance practitioners, such as building surveyors, to help deepen their understanding and application of the relevant requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC).
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