The devastation being inflicted on innocent persons in Australia relating to the cladding issue is nothing short of a devastating blow to apartment home owners and...
Australia’s Current Building Compliance Issues
With the Lacrosse fire in Melbourne, the Opal Tower scenario in Sydney, along with other fires and building safety and defect issues in buildings in Australia...
Two States Well Behind on Building Safety Reform
On June 14, 2017, the world of design and construction was rocked as 72 people were killed (including two who died in hospital) and 70 others...
Why Is Australia’s Building Industry Failing?
On February 4, residents of the NEO 2000 tower in Melbourne were forced to evacuate after cladding similar to that used on London’s Grenfell Tower caused...
NSW Building Reform Does Not Go Far Enough: ACA
Planned reforms in New South Wales to improve building quality and compliance do not go far enough, a major architecture body says.
Can the National Construction Code be Made More Readable?
In the 1990s, there was agreement that 60-year-old legislation in respect of income taxes in Australia could be made clearer and easier to understand.
Victorian Consumers Commence Class-Action Against VBA
Consumers in Victoria have launched an unprecedented action against the state’s building regulator, whom they accuse of failing to protect home owners from poor building work,...
WA Building Regulator Wants Consumers to be Aware of Rights
The regulator for building work in Western Australia is advising that state's consumers to ensure they are aware of their rights amid a disturbingly high number...
How Can Queensland Develop Better Building Regulation?
Back in 2012, the assessment of a Parliamentary inquiry regarding the culture within the Queensland Building Services Authority (BSA) was damning.
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Certification has been withdrawn for several types of building cladding products amid heightened fears of fire hazards across Australia and globally.