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Building Sector Needs to Catch Up on Product Compliance
Business
Friday February 5 2016

Building Sector Needs to Catch Up on Product Compliance

The Victorian Building Authority believes that all members along the entire construction “supply chain” need to take greater pains to ensure that building products and materials...

Designing the Built Environment for Climate Change
Green
Wednesday September 16 2015

Designing the Built Environment for Climate Change

Climate change is leading to warmer and more extreme weather, including more severe droughts and more powerful storms such as hurricanes and cyclones. This more extreme...

Are Australian Building Codes Ready for Climate Change?
Buildings
Thursday August 6 2015

Are Australian Building Codes Ready for Climate Change?

According to critics, the Abbott government’s indifference to climate change issues has already had a pronounced impact on sustainability and adaptability initiatives throughout Australia, with the...

Is Buying Australian a Guarantee of Quality?
Green
Friday July 10 2015

Is Buying Australian a Guarantee of Quality?

Buying Australian-made products makes a lot of sense for a lot of reasons.

Undermining 200 Years of Confidence in Aussie Construction
Business
Thursday July 9 2015

Undermining 200 Years of Confidence in Aussie Construction

Who will be the public voice of change? Hopefully, it will not come from professional organisations or unions looking out for their own best interest. ...

Why Is Straw Bale Not Used More in Building Structures?
Buildings
Thursday April 16 2015

Why Is Straw Bale Not Used More in Building Structures?

Straw bale homes seem to tick all the boxes of the ideal passively designed home, yet for all their apparent benefits they are still not that...

International Building Regulations Could Save Lives
Business
Wednesday March 11 2015

International Building Regulations Could Save Lives

Natural disasters be they earthquakes, tsunamis or bush fires kill scores, sometimes thousands of people.

Should Building Codes Be Flexible for Sustainable Buildings?
Business
Thursday December 11 2014

Should Building Codes Be Flexible for Sustainable Buildings?

Seattle’s Deep Green Pilot Program allows deviation from the standard building codes in order to build more sustainably. If we want more sustainable buildings is this...

German Architect Jailed For Violating Fire Building Codes
Business
Thursday January 16 2014

German Architect Jailed For Violating Fire Building Codes

A German architect who designed a Los Angeles home where a veteran firefighter died in a blaze has been sentenced to jail.