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Australia Needs Better Regulation for Building Certifiers
Business
Wednesday March 21 2018

Australia Needs Better Regulation for Building Certifiers

“They are in a very difficult position because, on the one hand, they have been given a responsibility to protect the public interest—that is, the regulatory—and,...

Australia’s Watermark Scheme is Undergoing Change
Buildings
Thursday February 1 2018

Australia’s Watermark Scheme is Undergoing Change

Having previously suffered from asbestos problems, the troubled Perth Children’s Hospital project hit a further snag in May 2016 after lead levels which exceeded the Australian...

Non-Complying Product Scapegoating is Major System Failure
Commercial
Tuesday September 19 2017

Non-Complying Product Scapegoating is Major System Failure

Much has been said and written of late about the failure of manufacturers to produce complying products in the wake of the recent UK Grenfell Towers...

Two Ways to Improve the Risk Profile of Private Certification in Australia
Business
Tuesday September 19 2017

Two Ways to Improve the Risk Profile of Private Certification in Australia

One's head would be in the sand if one failed to register the mounting chorus of criticism and disenchantment with the system of private certification in...

NSW to Overhaul Fire Certification After Damning Review
Buildings
Tuesday October 11 2016

NSW to Overhaul Fire Certification After Damning Review

There’s no debating that a national government should have the role for the safety and security of its citizens as its prime responsibility.

What’s in a Name? It’s Hard to Say in Fire Safety Design
Buildings
Tuesday October 11 2016

What’s in a Name? It’s Hard to Say in Fire Safety Design

The titles we adopt for fire safety practitioners in our building industry can be perplexing. They were spawned from various noun combinations of Fire, Safety, Protection,...

Building Certification Under the Blowtorch
Buildings
Tuesday September 27 2016

Building Certification Under the Blowtorch

The New South Wales Government is finally biting the bullet on rewriting the Building Professionals Act, the law governing the way buildings in the state are...

Building Certifiers Under the Gun
Strata
Monday April 18 2016

Building Certifiers Under the Gun

Owners corporations and strata managers have the potential to benefit from two recent decisions in Victoria and New South Wales in which building certifiers are being...

Net Zero Certification Key to Curbing Climate Change
Buildings
Monday January 11 2016

Net Zero Certification Key to Curbing Climate Change

The CEO of the World Green Building Council says all new buildings will soon have to be net zero in order to avert catastrophic climate change....

Residential
Feb 28 2018
NSW:Pool Not Certified Before Toddler's Death

A toddler died in hospital after almost drowning in a backyard pool that shouldn't have been in use at the time, a NSW coroner has found.

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