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VBA is Nothing More than a Giant Failure
Business
Thursday August 2 2018

VBA is Nothing More than a Giant Failure

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) came into being on 1 July 2013 and has been continually criticized ever since by building consumers, and every facet of...

Performance Solutions Costing Home Owners Billions
Residential
Thursday July 5 2018

Performance Solutions Costing Home Owners Billions

Performance solutions is the new name for what used to be called alternative solutions less than two years ago. Apart from the renaming, little else has...

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...

Wynne’s Game of Russian Roulette: Playing With People’s Lives
Residential
Tuesday March 6 2018

Wynne’s Game of Russian Roulette: Playing With People’s Lives

A recent ruling by the Supreme Court should send shockwaves throughout the Victorian community.

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.

Resolving Fire Safety for Aluminium Composite Cladding Products
Commercial
Tuesday December 19 2017

Resolving Fire Safety for Aluminium Composite Cladding Products

The problems surrounding the Building Code and its enforcement with respect to aluminium composite panels (“ACPs”) used for building cladding, along with the dangers of combustibility...

Cladding: A Troublesome Issue for Those Unable to Make a Decision
Commercial
Monday December 11 2017

Cladding: A Troublesome Issue for Those Unable to Make a Decision

The fire that raced up the Lacrosse building in November 2014 fuelled by the combustible polyethylene composite external panelling appears no closer to a resolution after...

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...