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
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
Locals in the Melbourne outer south-western suburb of Werribee describe the Ballan Road as a 'death trap.'
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
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
In the midst of Australia’s concrete jungles, there are green shoots of hope.
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
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
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.
Sydney's Cracked Opal Tower Sound: Report
An interim report into Sydney's cracked Opal Tower has found several factors could have contributed to the building's problems, but has ruled out extreme weather and...
Opal Residents Reluctant to Reoccupy Tower
The builders of Sydney's cracked Opal Tower say most residents will be able to move back in on the weekend but the owners' committee isn't convinced...
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...