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