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?
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?
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
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...
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...
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.