Recycled Glass Makes Safe and Sustainable Cladding
A product made from recycled glass promises to deliver cladding that is fire safe and adopts circular economy concepts, engineers say.
Is Your Cladding Really Safe and Compliant?
Around the world, dangers associated with flammable cladding on high-rise buildings have been demonstrated through the Grenfell fire in London and through many other building fires.
Above 8 Percent Combustible Cladding Must Go: Panel
All composite panels on residential apartment buildings which are part of the NSW government’s cladding rectification program should be removed where they have more than eight...
NSW Stops Short of Paying for Cladding Rectification
Owners of buildings with flammable cladding in New South Wales will still need to pay tens of thousands of dollars per apartment to rectify their complexes...
Light Coloured Exteriors are a Design Fault
Light coloured building exteriors are a common thing. Not only do designers use light coloured walls as a design statement or personal design trademark, but science...
Five Materials Changing the Face of Buildings
From aesthetics to environmental performance the reasons for exploring new building facade materials are many.
Shape Shifting Façades Could Dramatically Cut Energy Use
A Princeton civil and environmental engineering student has a vision for an environmentally sustainable building which takes adaptive architecture to the next level through the development...
Fines Handed Down for Illegal Heritage Building Demolition
A property developer has been fined $200,000 over the illegal demolition of a heritage building in Sydney’s inner west.
Overcrowding Concerns at Melbourne Tower
The first photos from within a fire-damaged Melbourne tower covered in combustible cladding have been revealed as authorities raise issues of overcrowding inside the apartments.