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Cladding Calamity
Business
Thursday May 30 2019

Cladding Calamity

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...

Two States Well Behind on Building Safety Reform
Business
Thursday April 11 2019

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...

Further Reforms are Coming to Building Law
Business
Tuesday July 17 2018

Further Reforms are Coming to Building Law

Much has been written recently on the issue of fires in buildings not only in Victoria but also elsewhere, including overseas, where the combustible cladding placed...

Building Ministers Forum Must Act on National Licensing Recommendation
Business
Tuesday November 14 2017

Building Ministers Forum Must Act on National Licensing Recommendation

At the start of the official inquiry into the London Grenfell building fire, a minute's silence was observed to honour those who had lost their lives.

Can Building Regulations Deliver ?
Business
Thursday September 28 2017

Can Building Regulations Deliver ?

Legislation cannot be used as an effective means of controlling recalcitrant behaviour unless the enforcement regime has real purchase.

State Regulators: Reckless and Dangerous
Business
Tuesday September 26 2017

State Regulators: Reckless and Dangerous

"Reckless and dangerous" describes how our biggest state governments are dealing with the current issues facing the building industry and what their questionable policies are now...

Non-Complying Product Scapegoating is Major System Failure
Commercial
Tuesday September 19 2017

Non-Complying Product Scapegoating is Major System Failure

Much has been said and written of late about the failure of manufacturers to produce complying products in the wake of the recent UK Grenfell Towers...

Can it or Can’t it Burn? That is not the Question
Buildings
Thursday September 7 2017

Can it or Can’t it Burn? That is not the Question

Lately, we have heard much about fires involving facades of high-rise buildings, and the discussion has invariably turned to the façade materials. When it comes...

Jerry-Built: A New Major Category of Building in Australia?
Business
Wednesday August 23 2017

Jerry-Built: A New Major Category of Building in Australia?

Planning Minister Richard Wynne and VBA CEO Prue Digby must be very concerned with their stated positions that the Lacrosse Building in Docklands that burnt in...