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Sunday November 18, 2018

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Is Timber Really Cheaper?
Business
Thursday September 6 2018

Is Timber Really Cheaper?

Ever since Lend Lease built its Forte apartment complex in 2012 using cross laminated timber (CLT), the use of wood and especially engineered wood/mass wood products...

Concrete Testing is Crucial for Good Structural Performance
Structural
Wednesday August 22 2018

Concrete Testing is Crucial for Good Structural Performance

On March 15, a 174 foot long span of the recently erected FIU Sweetwater UniversityCity pedestrian bridge in Florida collapsed onto the Tamiami Trail.

Road Pavement Treatments Put to the Test
Civil
Tuesday July 17 2018

Road Pavement Treatments Put to the Test

Locals in the Melbourne outer south-western suburb of Werribee describe the Ballan Road as a 'death trap.'

Fire Safety and the Ageing Population
Buildings
Thursday October 12 2017

Fire Safety and the Ageing Population

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most widely used and internationally recognised indicators of population health.

Australia Must Improve Waterproofing Standards and Practices
Residential
Thursday October 5 2017

Australia Must Improve Waterproofing Standards and Practices

For five Irish students and one Irish American, the date of June 16, 2015, should have been one in which they celebrated a 21st birthday party...

Green Shoots in a Concrete Jungle
Green
Wednesday April 5 2017

Green Shoots in a Concrete Jungle

In the midst of Australia’s concrete jungles, there are green shoots of hope.

Waterproofing Construction Joints
Commercial
Tuesday February 14 2017

Waterproofing Construction Joints

Concrete is an indispensable building material, used worldwide for all types of structures. Durable in a wide variety of applications and site conditions, cit can nonetheless...

Slabs Crush Man to Death at Queensland Worksite
Safety
Thursday December 22 2016

Slabs Crush Man to Death at Queensland Worksite

A man has been crushed to death by two granite slabs weighing about 600kg at a worksite on Brisbane's bayside.

Concrete Fasteners “Safety Critical” Compliance – It’s Now Law
Business
Tuesday December 20 2016

Concrete Fasteners “Safety Critical” Compliance – It’s Now Law

For decades in Australia, builders and engineers have not been subject to any regulated regime in the selection, design or installation of concrete fasteners and anchors.

Business
Aug 31 2018
Boral FY Profit Jumps on US Buy, Earnings

Building materials company Boral has lifted its full-year profit by nearly 50 per cent to $441 million, boosted by a strong construction market in Australia and...

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