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Four Safe Cladding Products Have Been Unveiled
Buildings
Monday April 19 2021

Four Safe Cladding Products Have Been Unveiled

Four types of cladding products have been found to be safe and have been endorsed by an independent panel for use in a major cladding rectification...

Builder Escapes Liability for Docklands Fire
Business
Tuesday March 30 2021

Builder Escapes Liability for Docklands Fire

The builder behind the infamous Lacrosse apartment towers has largely escaped liability for the 2014 fire which raced up building because of flammable cladding.

Reserve Barking up the Wrong Tree on Urban Planning
Zoning
Thursday March 11 2021

Reserve Barking up the Wrong Tree on Urban Planning

In August 2020, the RBA’s Keaton Jenner and Peter Tulip released research claiming town planning regulation was at least one of the culprits behind obscenely high...

Australia’s Detached Home Building Sector will Boom in 2021
Business
Thursday February 18 2021

Australia’s Detached Home Building Sector will Boom in 2021

Australia’s detached home building sector is set to experience its strongest year on record amid a flurry of activity to take advantage of the Commonwealth HomeBuilder...

NSW to Start Removing Flammable Cladding this Year
Business
Monday February 15 2021

NSW to Start Removing Flammable Cladding this Year

Construction on the first projects to start under a three-year program to remove combustible cladding from 225 high-risk apartment complexes in NSW will kick off around...

Why do Some Architects, some Planners, Almost All Greenies and the far-right Oppose High-Rise?
Urban Planning
Wednesday February 10 2021

Why do Some Architects, some Planners, Almost All Greenies and the far-right Oppose High-Rise?

There is a coterie of Sydney commentators who have vastly differing motivations and objectives, but whose thinking converges around opposition to high rise / high density...

Why are Multi-story Complexes Still Being Built Poorly?
Residential
Wednesday January 27 2021

Why are Multi-story Complexes Still Being Built Poorly?

I am involved in major residential unit projects as a building consultant. I can be asked to act on behalf of a buyer of an apartment...

Radicalization of Multi-Residential Development
Residential
Friday December 11 2020

Radicalization of Multi-Residential Development

Radicalization of anything needs a paradigm shift to occur from a norm.

Strata Group Reaches 100 Percent Renewable Energy Deal
Green
Tuesday November 17 2020

Strata Group Reaches 100 Percent Renewable Energy Deal

A leading property services and strata management company has secured a new deal with solar energy providers which it says could save tens of thousands of...

Buildings
10 Jul, 2019
Third Sydney Unit Block Evacuated

A third Sydney apartment block is under scrutiny over building and safety issues after it was revealed its residents were evacuated late last year.

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Residential
18 Jun, 2019
Cracked Syd Unit Residents Seek Answers

Evacuated residents of a cracked Sydney apartment building are hoping to get some answers from authorities as they grapple with the uncertainty of temporary accommodation and...

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Residential
17 Jun, 2019
Qld Govt May Close Cladding Loopholes

Queensland may ban provisions allowing combustible cladding on high-rise buildings, with concerns the global insurance fallout from the Grenfell Tower disaster could affect the state's construction...

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Buildings
6 Feb, 2019
Melbourne Tower Residents Can't Go Home

Residents at a fire-damaged Melbourne high-rise covered in flammable cladding will have to wait until at least next week before they can go home.

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Residential
11 Jan, 2019
Opal Residents Reluctant to Reoccupy Tower

The builders of Sydney's cracked Opal Tower say most residents will be able to move back in on the weekend but the owners' committee isn't convinced...

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