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Australia Needs a Competency Framework for Fire Protection
Buildings
Monday February 25 2019

Australia Needs a Competency Framework for Fire Protection

When owners of one Sydney apartment complex upgraded the safety of their building following a local council request for an annual fire management statement, they were...

Apartments Could Be Death Traps for Elderly in Heatwaves
Residential
Friday August 31 2018

Apartments Could Be Death Traps for Elderly in Heatwaves

In the European heat wave of 2003, 14,802 excess fatalities were recorded in France alone as temperatures rose above 37 degrees Celsius for seven consecutive days.

Beyond Boring Apartments
Residential
Wednesday July 25 2018

Beyond Boring Apartments

“We only want beige.”

Has Fire Safety Been Ignored for Profits?
Buildings
Tuesday November 7 2017

Has Fire Safety Been Ignored for Profits?

Around Australia, the influx of foreign capital in over recent years has seen a scramble on the part of developers to get new apartment stock to...

Australia Must Improve Waterproofing Standards and Practices
Residential
Thursday October 5 2017

Australia Must Improve Waterproofing Standards and Practices

For five Irish students and one Irish American, the date of June 16, 2015, should have been one in which they celebrated a 21st birthday party...

House Prices Speed Ahead of Apartments
Residential
Wednesday September 20 2017

House Prices Speed Ahead of Apartments

House price growth is outpacing growth in apartment prices, a trend that is expected to continue as more units and townhouses come onto the market.

Australia’s Building Market Faces Three Years of Decline
Residential
Tuesday August 29 2017

Australia’s Building Market Faces Three Years of Decline

Despite being at record highs at the moment, the building market in Australia is set for three years of decline going forward as housing markets shift...

More Apartment Glass Reins Down on Melbourne Street
Residential
Thursday August 10 2017

More Apartment Glass Reins Down on Melbourne Street

Glass from an apartment building has reportedly rained down on yet another Melbourne Street as debate rages over the issue of exploding glass.

Australians NOT Yet Embracing Apartment Living
Residential
Monday August 7 2017

Australians NOT Yet Embracing Apartment Living

For many, talk about the Australian dream evokes images of a house and quarter acre block in the suburbs.

Business
Feb 28 2019
New Apartment Market to Begin Recovery in 2019: Urbis

Green shoots in the market for new apartments are set to appear in 2019 as declining levels of new supply and ongoing demand may lead to...

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Buildings
Feb 6 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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Buildings
Feb 6 2019
Arson, Terror Fears over Suspect Cladding

Apartment towers fitted with high-risk cladding could become a target for arsonists or terrorists if their locations across Melbourne are revealed, the city's fire service warns.

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Buildings
Feb 4 2019
Apartment Block Alight in Melbourne CBD

A high-rise Melbourne apartment building fire that forced an early morning evacuation, contains the same combustible cladding on London's Grenfell Tower, authorities say.

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Residential
Jan 11 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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