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Sunday September 23, 2018

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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...

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.

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...

Jerry-Built: A New Major Category of Building in Australia?
Business
Wednesday August 23 2017

Jerry-Built: A New Major Category of Building in Australia?

Planning Minister Richard Wynne and VBA CEO Prue Digby must be very concerned with their stated positions that the Lacrosse Building in Docklands that burnt in...

Trust Is About Character and Competency
Business
Monday July 31 2017

Trust Is About Character and Competency

At a time when the construction industry should be standing up and taking stock, it lacks an authoritative, authentic single voice.

Reports of Overcrowding at Melbourne’s ‘Lacrosse Building’
Residential
Tuesday June 27 2017

Reports of Overcrowding at Melbourne’s ‘Lacrosse Building’

Allegedly overcrowded conditions at the infamous Lacrosse building are set to be investigated following reports that apartments were being crammed with half a dozen people in...

Xenophon Leads Senate Investigation into Cladding Fires
Safety
Tuesday June 20 2017

Xenophon Leads Senate Investigation into Cladding Fires

A Senate Committee will investigate the use of cladding material on multi-storey buildings as a leading senator calls for a full audit of the cladding on...

Further Developments in the Lacrosse Fire Case
Buildings
Tuesday May 2 2017

Further Developments in the Lacrosse Fire Case

It was a great thing that there was no loss of life suffered in the fire which occurred at the Lacrosse building in the Docklands area...

Engineering’s Golden Rule
Buildings
Thursday March 2 2017

Engineering’s Golden Rule

The Golden Rule, or the rule of reciprocity, states that one should treat others as one would wish to be treated. It is an astonishingly widespread...