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).
Fire Safety, Combustible Cladding and Unsafe Building Products
There has been a series of fires not only in Australia but also overseas which raise issues, and which have engendered conversation as to the multifaceted...
New Boss to Tackle Victoria’s Cladding Crisis
A new boss is set to lead Victoria’s push to eradicate combustible cladding as the government in that state ramps up efforts to deal with dangerous...
Australia Needs Better Fire Safety Regulation
Often, when people think about a building’s fire protection system they think about its alarm and sprinkler systems.
Hard Numbers are Reshaping Australia’s Building Code
As of today, Australia has a new building code as the 2019 version of the National Construction Code (NCC) came into force this morning.
Australia’s New Building Code Comes Into Force
Australia now has a new building code as the 2019 edition of the National Construction Code (NCC) is now in force.
What You Can Expect From NCC 2019
As of May 1, Australia’s building industry will have a new National Construction Code (NCC).
Facade Design Responds to Modern Building Demands
With the issues surrounding flammable materials, cladding and facades have generated much attention of late.
Concrete Industry Demands Action on Fire Safety
Australia’s concrete and masonry industry has called for more action to ensure that non-combustible materials are not installed on multi-storey buildings.
Free smoke alarms for NSW homes
Free smoke alarms will be installed in tens of thousands of NSW homes, beginning in the state's Hunter region.
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.
Apartment Block Alight in Melbourne CBD
A high-rise Melbourne apartment building fire that forced an early morning evacuation, contains the same combustible cladding on London's Grenfell Tower, authorities say.
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...