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Friday November 16, 2018

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Which Approach to Non-Complying Products is Best?
Buildings
Wednesday March 14 2018

Which Approach to Non-Complying Products is Best?

Since the Grenfell tragedy in London and the Lacrosse apartment debacle in Melbourne, politicians of all stripes have been under pressure to act on combustible cladding...

Will Flammable Cladding Invalidate Your Strata Insurance?
Commercial
Wednesday February 28 2018

Will Flammable Cladding Invalidate Your Strata Insurance?

Imagine receiving a bill and finding your insurance had risen sixfold.

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.

External Wall Cladding Systems: Do They Comply?
Buildings
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...

Building Ministers Forum Must Act on National Licensing Recommendation
Business
Tuesday November 14 2017

Building Ministers Forum Must Act on National Licensing Recommendation

At the start of the official inquiry into the London Grenfell building fire, a minute's silence was observed to honour those who had lost their lives.

Can Building Regulations Deliver ?
Business
Thursday September 28 2017

Can Building Regulations Deliver ?

Legislation cannot be used as an effective means of controlling recalcitrant behaviour unless the enforcement regime has real purchase.

Non-Complying Product Scapegoating is Major System Failure
Commercial
Tuesday September 19 2017

Non-Complying Product Scapegoating is Major System Failure

Much has been said and written of late about the failure of manufacturers to produce complying products in the wake of the recent UK Grenfell Towers...

The Three Pillars of Fire Protection
Buildings
Wednesday September 13 2017

The Three Pillars of Fire Protection

Recent media coverage of fire protection in Australia has been dominated by discussion of products that don’t conform to building codes and standards.

Regulators Put Cost Before Safety
Business
Tuesday August 22 2017

Regulators Put Cost Before Safety

A recent New York Times article presents a view as to what brought about the Grenfell tower fire disaster.