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Fire Safety, Combustible Cladding and Unsafe Building Products
Business
Wednesday August 28 2019

Fire Safety, Combustible Cladding and Unsafe Building Products

There has been a series of fires not only in Australia but also overseas which raise issues, and which have engendered conversation as to the multifaceted...

New Boss to Tackle Victoria’s Cladding Crisis
Commercial
Monday August 5 2019

New Boss to Tackle Victoria’s Cladding Crisis

A new boss is set to lead Victoria’s push to eradicate combustible cladding as the government in that state ramps up efforts to deal with dangerous...

Cladding Calamity
Business
Thursday May 30 2019

Cladding Calamity

The devastation being inflicted on innocent persons in Australia relating to the cladding issue is nothing short of a devastating blow to apartment home owners and...

Why Is Australia’s Building Industry Failing?
Business
Monday March 25 2019

Why Is Australia’s Building Industry Failing?

On February 4, residents of the NEO 2000 tower in Melbourne were forced to evacuate after cladding similar to that used on London’s Grenfell Tower caused...

Concrete Industry Demands Action on Fire Safety
Buildings
Tuesday February 12 2019

Concrete Industry Demands Action on Fire Safety

Australia’s concrete and masonry industry has called for more action to ensure that non-combustible materials are not installed on multi-storey buildings.

Further Reforms are Coming to Building Law
Business
Tuesday July 17 2018

Further Reforms are Coming to Building Law

Much has been written recently on the issue of fires in buildings not only in Victoria but also elsewhere, including overseas, where the combustible cladding placed...

Performance Solutions Costing Home Owners Billions
Residential
Thursday July 5 2018

Performance Solutions Costing Home Owners Billions

Performance solutions is the new name for what used to be called alternative solutions less than two years ago. Apart from the renaming, little else has...

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.

Commercial
Jul 18 2019
Cladding Fix Could Increase Building Costs

Construction costs for apartments and commercial buildings could soar in Victoria if the federal government refuses to help fund the removal of dangerous, flammable cladding.

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Business
Jul 16 2019
Construction Warning over Insurance Issues

The construction industry fears it could collapse if state governments don't crack the whip to enforce regulations, as insurers walk away from high-risk projects.

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Commercial
Jul 16 2019
Vic Sets up Cladding Rectification Fund

Victoria wants the federal government to contribute to a $600 million fund to remove dangerous cladding from hundreds of buildings, including apartment blocks.

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Residential
Jun 17 2019
Qld Govt May Close Cladding Loopholes

Queensland may ban provisions allowing combustible cladding on high-rise buildings, with concerns the global insurance fallout from the Grenfell Tower disaster could affect the state's construction...

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Commercial
Mar 27 2019
Perth Hospitals Cladding to be Replaced

Possibly flammable cladding at four Perth hospitals must be replaced but there is no risk to public safety, the state government says.

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Mar 1 2019
Builders to Pay $5.7m After Docklands Fire

Builders of a Melbourne apartment tower covered in flammable cladding have to pay owners and retailers $5.7 million after a blaze in 2014. 

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Buildings
Feb 22 2019
Suspect Cladding Loses Certification

Certification has been withdrawn for several types of building cladding products amid heightened fears of fire hazards across Australia and globally.

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Buildings
Feb 6 2019
Arson, Terror Fears over Suspect Cladding

Apartment towers fitted with high-risk cladding could become a target for arsonists or terrorists if their locations across Melbourne are revealed, the city's fire service warns.

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Buildings
Feb 6 2019
Overcrowding Concerns at Melbourne Tower

The first photos from within a fire-damaged Melbourne tower covered in combustible cladding have been revealed as authorities raise issues of overcrowding inside the apartments.

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