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The Language Of War And Destruction Is Being Used To Describe New Apartment In Sydney
Residential
Friday September 14 2018

The Language Of War And Destruction Is Being Used To Describe New Apartment In Sydney

In recent months the emotive language of war and destruction has been blazed across Sydney’s media as ‘battles wage in nearly every suburb’ and there will...

Does Your Product Comply with the NCC?
Business
Friday September 14 2018

Does Your Product Comply with the NCC?

Throughout Australia, the seriousness of building products which fail to comply with the National Construction Code is well-known following the tragedy at Grenfell in London, the...

Is Timber Really Cheaper?
Business
Thursday September 6 2018

Is Timber Really Cheaper?

Ever since Lend Lease built its Forte apartment complex in 2012 using cross laminated timber (CLT), the use of wood and especially engineered wood/mass wood products...

An Update on Directions to Fix or Rectify Building Work
Residential
Wednesday July 4 2018

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
Buildings
Wednesday June 20 2018

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
Structural
Friday June 15 2018

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
Buildings
Wednesday June 6 2018

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
Business
Tuesday May 1 2018

Unlicensed Builders Putting Consumers in Jeopardy

The rap sheet against Matthew Rixon was damning.

Buildings
Nov 5 2018
We Must Lift Its Game on Indoor Air Quality

In his younger years, Rick Fedrizzi would become sleepy at his office at around 3 pm each day.

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Prefabrication
Nov 1 2018
Prefab is the Future for School Building

In 1989, I had my first experience with modular school buildings.

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Business
Oct 4 2018
Who Can Become a Building Practitioner in Australia - Recent Changes in Victoria

All states in Australia, and across most of the common law world, ensure the registration of building practitioners.

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Business
Oct 4 2018
The Year of Integrity and Accountability?

While we all shake our heads in disbelief to what we hear and see in regard to integrity and accountability, it does create a very disturbing...

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Buildings
Oct 4 2018
Thousands Flee Kuwait City Skyscraper Fire

A skyscraper under construction for the National Bank of Kuwait has caught fire, sending 2500 workers fleeing from the flames.

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Business
Aug 21 2018
Building Union Court Fines Keep Climbing

Australia's construction union and two of its officials have been collectively fined more than $270,000 for breaching right-of-entry laws over a regional Victorian project, adding to...

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Commercial
Jul 20 2018
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

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Buildings
Jun 6 2018
Aluminium Composite Panels

Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP) - Why governments and insurers need to rationalise their approach

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Zoning
Mar 13 2018
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.

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