header nav1

News

Sunday May 31, 2020

Loading Icon
Greed + Speed + Oppression are not a formula to make good buildings
Commercial
Tuesday April 21 2020

Greed + Speed + Oppression are not a formula to make good buildings

It's a relatively small section of the industry that is responsible for the riskiest construction outcomes in the residential market. These players are a contagion that...

NSW Attempts to Fix a Broken System
Business
Thursday February 27 2020

NSW Attempts to Fix a Broken System

For the past two decades NSW has resisted any push for reform of the industry and sidelined those who spoke out when the new consumer protection...

NSW Unveils Six Pillars of Buidling Reform
Business
Wednesday January 22 2020

NSW Unveils Six Pillars of Buidling Reform

A better regulatory framework, a rating system to flag dodgy builders and developers and greater digitisation of the industry are among six pillars which will guide...

Grenfell Leader Puts Victoria’s Building Under the Microscope
Business
Wednesday December 11 2019

Grenfell Leader Puts Victoria’s Building Under the Microscope

The woman who led the ground-breaking inquiry into the Grenfell Tower tragedy is set to be part of an expert panel which will put Victoria’s building...

New Centre Will Drive Construction Best Practice Worldwide
Business
Wednesday November 27 2019

New Centre Will Drive Construction Best Practice Worldwide

A new centre for excellence is aiming to identify examples of international best practice in building regulation and control from around the world.

NSW government’s building bill delayed
Business
Thursday November 21 2019

NSW government’s building bill delayed

A NSW building reform bill introduced in response to high-profile apartment defects looks likely to be delayed until 2020 as the state government accuses the Greens...

CFMEU calls for national construction laws
Business
Wednesday November 6 2019

CFMEU calls for national construction laws

Australia's peak building union is calling for the federal government to harmonise construction laws in response to the crisis of confidence in the apartment sector.

Behind the Builders’ Warranty Insurance Failure
Business
Thursday October 10 2019

Behind the Builders’ Warranty Insurance Failure

Introduced after the HIH collapse in 2002 by vested interest, builders didn’t want it and many refused to participate but it was forced on them...

NSW Wants Feedback on Building Regulation Reform
Business
Thursday October 10 2019

NSW Wants Feedback on Building Regulation Reform

Feedback is being sought in New South Wales on new laws which would require architects and engineers to declare that their designs comply with the National...

Buildings
22 Feb, 2019
Suspect Cladding Loses Certification

Certification has been withdrawn for several types of building cladding products amid heightened fears of fire hazards across Australia and globally.

1,765 0