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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.

Which Approach to Non-Complying Products is Best?
Buildings
Wednesday March 14 2018

Which Approach to Non-Complying Products is Best?

Since the Grenfell tragedy in London and the Lacrosse apartment debacle in Melbourne, politicians of all stripes have been under pressure to act on combustible cladding...

Cladding: A Troublesome Issue for Those Unable to Make a Decision
Commercial
Monday December 11 2017

Cladding: A Troublesome Issue for Those Unable to Make a Decision

The fire that raced up the Lacrosse building in November 2014 fuelled by the combustible polyethylene composite external panelling appears no closer to a resolution after...

Queensland Gets a New Building Plan
Business
Thursday November 16 2017

Queensland Gets a New Building Plan

Queensland is set to implement a new building plan that will bring massive changes to many elements of the construction industry.

Building Ministers Forum Must Act on National Licensing Recommendation
Business
Tuesday November 14 2017

Building Ministers Forum Must Act on National Licensing Recommendation

At the start of the official inquiry into the London Grenfell building fire, a minute's silence was observed to honour those who had lost their lives.

Can Building Regulations Deliver ?
Business
Thursday September 28 2017

Can Building Regulations Deliver ?

Legislation cannot be used as an effective means of controlling recalcitrant behaviour unless the enforcement regime has real purchase.

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...

‘Too Late, Mate’ as the House Burns
Residential
Thursday September 14 2017

‘Too Late, Mate’ as the House Burns

The Australian idiom of ‘she’ll be right mate’ suggests that ‘whatever is wrong will right itself with time’ and has been part of our culture and...

Business
Jan 19 2018
Fletcher Didn't Breach Market Rules: NZX

Fletcher Building did not breach disclosure rules in relation to two forecast earnings downgrades last year, the New Zealand stock exchange has found.

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