David Chandler is Staying on and is Just as Determined as Ever
The highly respected building commissioner in NSW is set to stay in his role for one more year after reversing his decision to quit later this...
Remedial Works Are Different
Remedial work is an integral part of the construction industry.
Urban Forest to Set the Standard for Sustainable High-Rise Apartment Buildings
High Rise is the Most Sustainable Housing Option
A new Urban Ideas Research Paper published by the Urban Taskforce titled: “Standing Tall” has been released and it finds that the construction of high rise...
NSW Will Introduce Australia’s First 10-Year DLI Apartment Insurance Scheme
Sydney Apartments Are Riddled with Defects: Report
More than half of all apartments in Sydney may have serious defects, a new report has found.
Four in Ten New NSW Apartments Have Serious Common Property Defects
Almost four in ten newly completed apartment complexes across New South Wales have had serious defects uncovered in relation to common property, a survey of strata...
Multi-Residential Self-Sufficiency Needs to Start
Most people now reside in urban centers, but we need to contain urban sprawl to leave room for nature. This means more multi residential (multi-res) developments,...
Apartment Designers and Builders May Take Ten Years to Reach Digital Maturity
Widespread use of advanced digital tools such as Building Information Modelling (BIM) and digital twins for the production and submission of important design and as-built drawings...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...