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Wednesday November 21, 2018

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Meeting BCA Performance in Car Parks
Buildings
Monday August 29 2016

Meeting BCA Performance in Car Parks

In April of this year, the Queensland division of the Australia Institute of Refrigeration, Air-conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) held an education session on the design and...

Architects and Safe Design for High Rise Residential Building
Business
Wednesday September 23 2015

Architects and Safe Design for High Rise Residential Building

Downtown urban areas in Australia are now host to more and more high rise apartment living.

Have Changes to Lift Requirements Improved Accessibility?
Business
Friday July 10 2015

Have Changes to Lift Requirements Improved Accessibility?

A critical component for successful movement and way-finding in any multi-storey building is a well designed system for vertical transport.

Is The Era of Private Certification Nearly Over?
Business
Friday July 3 2015

Is The Era of Private Certification Nearly Over?

Over the last few months, I have addressed a number of interstate conferences and the banter is all about the imminent demise of private certification. If...

JV3 Energy Modelling Leads the Way
Green
Wednesday June 24 2015

JV3 Energy Modelling Leads the Way

Since the BCA section J; JV3 energy modelling protocol was introduced in 2006, energy modelling has been used successfully in achieving the compliance of buildings to...

The Case for Changing Places Toilets, Part 2
Strata
Friday June 12 2015

The Case for Changing Places Toilets, Part 2

Public toilets are a necessity for everyone, but are suitable toilets available for everyone’s use?

The Case for ‘Changing Places’ Toilets Part 1
Strata
Friday June 12 2015

The Case for ‘Changing Places’ Toilets Part 1

Changing Places toilets fill an important gap in the current building codes requirements. They cater for a different user group compared to standard accessible (or disabled)...

NCC Changes Could Spur Adoption of Multi-Storey Timber
Buildings
Wednesday April 22 2015

NCC Changes Could Spur Adoption of Multi-Storey Timber

Australia's peak wood and forestry industry group is confident that the latest timber building materials are more than safe enough to be used for mid-rise construction...

15 Keys to Best-Practice Building Regulation
Business
Monday September 9 2013

15 Keys to Best-Practice Building Regulation

In any area of regulation, Australia can learn draw significant lessons not only from various approaches adopted throughout different jurisdictions around the country but also from...