An Update on Directions to Fix or Rectify Building Work
Plenty has been written both in Victoria and elsewhere as to the issue of defective cladding on the externals of buildings.
Overhaul of Standard Will Unleash Masonry Design Opportunities
Artistic, versatile, durable and resistant to fire, and sound, masonry construction has been used in architectural achievements such as the Egyptian Pyramids, the Colosseum in Rome,...
Aussie Engineers Must Better Manage Risk on Retaining Walls
Last November, 15 people were evacuated from their homes in the Cleveland (south of Brisbane) street of Middle street after excavators ‘dug too deeply’ at the...
Cladding Under Scrutiny in Grenfell Probe
The cladding system on the outside of London's Grenfell Tower was so conducive to the spread of fire it did not support the "stay put" policy...
Unlicensed Builders Putting Consumers in Jeopardy
The rap sheet against Matthew Rixon was damning.
Driving Maximum Value Through Safe Work Method Statements
With an average of 35 workers being seriously injured every day, the building and construction sector in Australia has a high profile when it comes to...
Australia Needs Tougher Home Energy Efficiency Standards
Since the last upgrade to residential energy efficiency requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC) in 2010, power bills have soared and technologies and design options...
Big Opportunities in Hotel Development and Construction
Four years ago, Australia’s hotel market was struggling as a surging dollar saw the cost competitiveness of our tourism industry relative to overseas peers plummet, weak...
At Least 9 Dead in India Building Collapse
Rescuers have found nine bodies as they almost finished clearing a mound of rubble after the collapse of two multistorey buildings east of New Delhi
Aluminium Composite Panels
Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP) - Why governments and insurers need to rationalise their approach
Building Industry Backs RBA on Zoning
The building industry believes that if state governments ease zoning restrictions 20,000 extra homes could be built over the next five years.
Victoria Govt Pushes Ahead with Apple Store
A day after plans to scuttle Melbourne's proposed Apple flagship store failed, the government says it is pushing on with the controversial development.
NSW Council Notice 'Politically Motivated'
The NSW government has been slammed for putting Blue Mountains City Council on notice following the discovery of asbestos in several of its council-owned workplaces.