Architects Face Potential Liability Over Building Permits
Architects practising in Victoria may no longer be able to stand apart in “splendid isolation” from the ramifications of tightened public protection changes in that state.
Construction Calamity: Chinese Building Collapse
The Shenzhen building debris mudslide is another construction calamity that brings into focus building and urban control regulation for all the wrong reasons.
Stop Fire Spreading Up, Up and Away
Three and a half centuries ago, during the wee hours of a dry hot day in September 1666, a small fire started at a bakery on...
A Major Development Is Being Built Next Door. Should I Worry?
The value of property in Australian capital cities, especially in Sydney and Melbourne, is changing the economics of recycling existing buildings.
Victoria’s Building Regulation Mess
Over recent years, few building industry regimes around Australia have been subject to as much criticism as that in Victoria.
Confidence in Victoria Building Industry Waning
The Victorian domestic building industry is in crisis with disputes at an all-time high coupled with training at rock bottom, creating total misery for the participants...
Best Practice Building Controls for Developing Nations
Sadly it is the poorest and most densely populated countries that bear the brunt of the most brutal manifestations of building control failure when disaster presents...
International Building Regulations Could Save Lives
Natural disasters be they earthquakes, tsunamis or bush fires kill scores, sometimes thousands of people.
Tasmania to Review Building Industry Framework
Tasmania is set to follow Victoria and Queensland in undertaking a review its framework for regulation of the building and construction industry, the state’s government has...