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...
VBA is Nothing More than a Giant Failure
The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) came into being on 1 July 2013 and has been continually criticized ever since by building consumers, and every facet of...
Current Issues in the Construction Industry
The current issues facing the construction industry in Australia and elsewhere are not necessarily issues which haven't arisen before.
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
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?
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
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
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
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.
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.