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Monday November 19, 2018

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Queensland Gets a New Building Plan
Business
Thursday November 16 2017

Queensland Gets a New Building Plan

Queensland is set to implement a new building plan that will bring massive changes to many elements of the construction industry.

Fire-prone Cladding Still Installed on Melbourne Buildings
Commercial
Monday June 19 2017

Fire-prone Cladding Still Installed on Melbourne Buildings

More than 20 high-rise Melbourne residential buildings and the Royal Women's Hospital are still covered in potentially flammable cladding more than 12 months after a safety...

Building Certifiers Must Carefully Guard Their Independence
Business
Monday June 5 2017

Building Certifiers Must Carefully Guard Their Independence

Unsurprisingly, there were always going to be calls for change after a landslip cause by wild weather ruptured gas mains and began to eat away at...

Safety Codes Can Lead to Over-building, Higher Building Costs
Civil
Wednesday February 1 2017

Safety Codes Can Lead to Over-building, Higher Building Costs

A UBC researcher says bridges built to meet current Canadian safety codes are being ‘overbuilt’ and may still suffer extensive damages after a major earthquake.

Building Code: An Important (Thermal) Bridge to Span
Buildings
Wednesday October 12 2016

Building Code: An Important (Thermal) Bridge to Span

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) recently confirmed that they’re undertaking a process for developing Section J 2019.

Building Control – From Monopoly to Free Market to Hindsight
Business
Wednesday July 20 2016

Building Control – From Monopoly to Free Market to Hindsight

Building control law reform and building regulatory developments post-1993 - what worked, what failed, what was learnt and what wasn’t learnt.

B.C. Building Act: Update
Business
Wednesday June 22 2016

B.C. Building Act: Update

The British Columbia Government has started to bring into force some of the key provisions of its new Building Act.

When Codes and Standards Are Out of Sync
Business
Wednesday April 6 2016

When Codes and Standards Are Out of Sync

Codes and Standards play an integral role in the construction industry but when the two conflict, it can cause serious issues.

Business
Jan 4 2018
BC looking for Input on Proposed Building Code Changes

Provincial policymakers in British Columbia are seeking public input on proposed changes to be included in the next edition of the province’s building, plumbing, and fire...

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Residential
19 Dec, 2017
Two Dead after Melbourne Balcony Collapse

Two women are dead and 17 people are injured after a balcony collapsed during a Christmas party at a house in Melbourne.

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