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.
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
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
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...
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.