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Does Your Product Comply with the NCC?
Business
Friday September 14 2018

Does Your Product Comply with the NCC?

Throughout Australia, the seriousness of building products which fail to comply with the National Construction Code is well-known following the tragedy at Grenfell in London, the...

Is Timber Really Cheaper?
Business
Thursday September 6 2018

Is Timber Really Cheaper?

Ever since Lend Lease built its Forte apartment complex in 2012 using cross laminated timber (CLT), the use of wood and especially engineered wood/mass wood products...

Australian Construction Costs Under Massive Pressure
Business
Tuesday March 13 2018

Australian Construction Costs Under Massive Pressure

Developers and builders throughout Australia are being warned to allow for cost blowouts on major construction projects the likes of which we have not seen in...

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...

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.

Fire Safety and the Ageing Population
Buildings
Thursday October 12 2017

Fire Safety and the Ageing Population

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most widely used and internationally recognised indicators of population health.

Why the VBA Cannot Cure the Building Industry
Business
Wednesday July 19 2017

Why the VBA Cannot Cure the Building Industry

Wouldn’t it be nice if the VBA, the top building authority in Victoria (or their equivalent top authority in any state of Australia for that matter),...

Engineered Glass – All Will Become Clear
Buildings
Wednesday May 24 2017

Engineered Glass – All Will Become Clear

Glass is no longer just “a window material.” Modern engineering in conjunction with scientific advancements are allowing it to enhance the quality of living quality, aesthetics...

Can Engineered Stone Match Natural Stone?
Residential
Friday March 31 2017

Can Engineered Stone Match Natural Stone?

Natural stone is one of man’s original building materials. The appearance, longevity, and durability have made it a material for the ages.

Safety
Nov 8 2018
Federal Government Falls Short on Stopping Asbestos Imports

Since 2003, Australia has maintained a complete ban on the importation, manufacturing or use of any products which contain asbestos, exposure to which can cause mesothelioma,...

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