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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...

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

Low Rise Buildings: Australia’s Hidden Fire Danger
Buildings
Tuesday September 19 2017

Low Rise Buildings: Australia’s Hidden Fire Danger

Amid the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower and the earlier debacle at the Lacrosse apartment towers in Melbourne in 2014, dangers associated with fire in high-rise...

Construction Regulation: The Edge of Reality
Business
Tuesday August 29 2017

Construction Regulation: The Edge of Reality

Privatisation, performance-based products, deemed-to-satisfy, and builders warranty have all shaped our building industry, and their impacts have been inflicted on three sectors: consumers, builders, and now...

What’s the Future for Fire Protection in Australia
Buildings
Tuesday August 29 2017

What’s the Future for Fire Protection in Australia

The Grenfell fire disaster in London serves as a stark reminder about why properly installed and maintained working fire protection systems are so critical.

Facilities Managers Must Be on Top of Fire Safety
Strata
Tuesday August 22 2017

Facilities Managers Must Be on Top of Fire Safety

Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy in London and the 2014 Lacrosse apartment blaze in Melbourne, fire safety within multi-storey buildings has been the subject of considerable...

Grenfell Tower Cladding Gets Lowest Fire Safety Rating
Buildings
Thursday August 3 2017

Grenfell Tower Cladding Gets Lowest Fire Safety Rating

The polyethylene filling in cladding panels used at Greenfell Tower and at least 82 other tower blocks has been given the lowest fire rating during testing.

Manslaughter Charges Possible Over Grenfell
Strata
Monday July 31 2017

Manslaughter Charges Possible Over Grenfell

Corporate manslaughter charges could be laid over the Grenfell Tower debacle, media reports suggest.