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Does Our VET Sector Come from the Shallow End of the Pool?
Business
Wednesday March 16 2016

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
Buildings
Thursday January 14 2016

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?
Business
Thursday October 29 2015

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?
Business
Tuesday September 15 2015

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
Commercial
Thursday May 28 2015

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
Business
Monday May 25 2015

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
Business
Friday May 22 2015

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
Residential
Tuesday October 21 2014

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
Business
Thursday October 9 2014

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...