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Lacrosse Builder Finally Agrees to Replace Flammable Cladding
Construction
Thursday November 30 2017

Lacrosse Builder Finally Agrees to Replace Flammable Cladding

Three years after fire ripped up from the sixth floor to the 21st floor in a matter of minutes, the builder behind the Lacrosse apartment towers...

External Wall Cladding Systems: Do They Comply?
Engineering
Wednesday November 29 2017

External Wall Cladding Systems: Do They Comply?

One aspect of the public debate and discussion as to external wall cladding on buildings in the context of the Lacrosse building and Grenfell tower fires...

Grenfell Tower Fire Toll Officially 71
Engineering
Tuesday November 21 2017

Grenfell Tower Fire Toll Officially 71

The final death toll from the fire that destroyed the Grenfell Tower housing block in London in June is 71, after five months of painstaking search...

Has Fire Safety Been Ignored for Profits?
Engineering
Tuesday November 7 2017

Has Fire Safety Been Ignored for Profits?

Around Australia, the influx of foreign capital in over recent years has seen a scramble on the part of developers to get new apartment stock to...

Melbourne Traffic Slowing Firefighters
Engineering
Tuesday October 31 2017

Melbourne Traffic Slowing Firefighters

Traffic congestion across Melbourne's sprawling urban fringe is making it harder for firefighters to get to jobs in time, new data shows.

How Safe Are External Cladding Products, and Can the Building Code Catch Up?
Architecture
Saturday October 28 2017

How Safe Are External Cladding Products, and Can the Building Code Catch Up?

Aluminium composite panels have been used for decades in many developing countries and for more than 30 years in Australia.

UK Architects Want Fire Safety Overhaul in Apartment Buildings
Architecture
Tuesday October 24 2017

UK Architects Want Fire Safety Overhaul in Apartment Buildings

Building owners would no longer be able to rely on their own assessment of fire safety whilst sprinklers would be mandatory in new and retrofitted buildings...

Labor Plans to Act on Flammable Panels
Property
Thursday October 12 2017

Labor Plans to Act on Flammable Panels

Labor says it would extend its proposed ban on importing highly flammable cladding panels to prohibit the sale and use of locally produced materials.

Engineering
15 Dec, 2017
Another Big Blaze at a Victoria Recycling Plant

A large blaze that started in a pile of shredded rubbish at a Melbourne recycling centre is being investigated after a damning audit found the state's...

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