Unfair Contracts are Killing Aussie Subcontractors
In our last article I wrote about the toxic payment culture within Australia’s building and construction industry.
New Fire Safety VM Comes into Action
A new method by which engineers can verify that proposed performance solutions meet fire safety requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC) is now in force.
NSW cladding ‘Needs Urgent Attention’
Flammable cladding needs urgent attention but the NSW government hasn't recognised the seriousness of the situation, with only a small portion of at-risk buildings made safe,...
Medicine for Toxic Payment Culture
There is not a single subcontractor in Australia who has not been impacted by the toxic payment culture within Australia’s building and construction industry. NFIA is...
Bushfire rebuilding is a chance to build back better
We’re not off to a great start to the 2020s.
Fire Regulation Must Be Properly Enforced
In our series of articles on the Core Principles of Fire Protection Regulation, NFIA has previously explained that for the industry to be at its best...
Is Your Building Fire Proof?
Thousands of buildings across Australia need to comply with various fire regulations set by industry bodies in each state.
Grenfell Inquiry Blasts London Fire Brigade
The London Fire Brigade (LFB) has been slammed by a damning new report into the Greenfell Tower fire in which 72 people died after the building...
Australia Needs a Fire Engineering Profession that is Up to Scratch
Type ‘fire engineer’, into the Australian Government’s Job Outlook website and the closest result you get is ‘fire and emergency services’, (i.e. fire fighters).
Melbourne Tower Residents Can't Go Home
Residents at a fire-damaged Melbourne high-rise covered in flammable cladding will have to wait until at least next week before they can go home.
Fire Safety Regulatory Changes For Multi Level Buildings
The facilities management industry now more than ever is required to take a lead role in ensuring the safety of the occupants within the buildings they...