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Australia Needs a Competency Framework for Fire Protection
Buildings
Monday February 25 2019

Australia Needs a Competency Framework for Fire Protection

When owners of one Sydney apartment complex upgraded the safety of their building following a local council request for an annual fire management statement, they were...

Understanding Smoke Control in Buildings
Buildings
Friday August 31 2018

Understanding Smoke Control in Buildings

Smoke exhaust systems provide a means of increasing occupant evacuation time from a space affected by fire and smoke.

Further Reforms are Coming to Building Law
Business
Tuesday July 17 2018

Further Reforms are Coming to Building Law

Much has been written recently on the issue of fires in buildings not only in Victoria but also elsewhere, including overseas, where the combustible cladding placed...

Cladding Under Scrutiny in Grenfell Probe
Buildings
Wednesday June 6 2018

Cladding Under Scrutiny in Grenfell Probe

The cladding system on the outside of London's Grenfell Tower was so conducive to the spread of fire it did not support the "stay put" policy...

What You Need to Know about NCC Fire Safety Amendments
Buildings
Tuesday February 27 2018

What You Need to Know about NCC Fire Safety Amendments

Following the Greenfell tragedy in London and earlier Lacrosse fire in Melbourne, regulators across Australia have scrambled to address issues relating to flammable cladding.

Cladding Leadership Left Vacant
Buildings
Tuesday January 23 2018

Cladding Leadership Left Vacant

Leadership of the flammable cladding issue has been left vacant at the federal level since a cabinet reshuffle last December, the nation’s leading union for fire...

Lacrosse Builder Finally Agrees to Replace Flammable Cladding
Residential
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...

Buildings
4 Oct, 2018
Thousands Flee Kuwait City Skyscraper Fire

A skyscraper under construction for the National Bank of Kuwait has caught fire, sending 2500 workers fleeing from the flames.

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Residential
21 Mar, 2018
NSW:70 Homes Lost in NSW Coastal Town Bushfire

Up to 70 homes and other buildings have been destroyed in a ferocious firestorm that ripped through a picturesque seaside town on the NSW far south...

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Residential
20 Mar, 2018
100 Homes and Properties Lost in NSW Fire

Tathra residents were extremely unlucky strong winds pushed a bushfire into the heart of their township, destroying almost 100 homes, cabins and caravans on the NSW...

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Business
15 Mar, 2018
Banning Combustible Cladding In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government will ban the most dangerous types of combustible cladding from being used on Victorian buildings.

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Buildings
13 Mar, 2018
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...

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Buildings
13 Feb, 2018
Xenophon's Cladding Ban Populist: Senator

Nick Xenophon's push to ban the importation of flammable aluminium cladding reeks of "rank populism", a government senator has warned.

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Environment
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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