Does Our VET Sector Come from the Shallow End of the Pool?
The governing body for world swimming requires that an Olympic-sized pool have eight lanes and be exactly 50 metres in length, but they also recognise pools...
Dubai: Another Thermoplastic Cladding Fire Close Call
A couple of years ago, the setting was in the Southern Hemisphere at the Melbourne suburb the Docklands.
Is Australia Delivering a Nationally Consistent Building Code?
While efforts to develop nationally consistent rules across most jurisdictional boundaries throughout many areas of regulation impacting the construction sector in Australia have met with mixed...
Will New Levy Solve Building Defects?
Substandard construction work has been identified by the University of New South Wales in 85 per cent of apartment buildings built since 2000.
Making Buildings More Robust
Australia has endured many calamities in recent times, with the country having weathered cyclones, floods, drought, bushfires and other natural tribulations.
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.
Docklands Fire Shines Light on Compliance and Regulation
When the Docklands Lacrosse Apartment Building Fire erupted in November 2014 the photos of the firestorm suggested there was something very strange and wrong.
NZ: Some Homes Not to Code
Many New Zealand houses currently on sale on Trade Me wouldn't meet the standards that state houses are forced to meet, says a building expert.
New Building Standard for Ebola
With a mortality rate which currently sits at around 70 per cent, Ebola has claimed more than 3,000 lives throughout West Africa in recent months and...
NSW to rebuild trust in high-rise towers
NSW will undertake a major overhaul of the way high-rise apartment buildings are built, starting with the appointment of a Building Commissioner to step up compliance.