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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.

Will Australian Manufacturing Survive Loose Procurement?
Business
Tuesday March 21 2017

Will Australian Manufacturing Survive Loose Procurement?

Despite the tweeting and posturing of the most patriotic of Prime Ministers and Presidents, global demand is waning for products that are environmentally irresponsible.

The Three Supply Chain Issues You Must Address in 2017
Business
Thursday February 9 2017

The Three Supply Chain Issues You Must Address in 2017

After several years of hard work and several rounds of feedback, the new International Standard for Sustainable Procurement, ISO 20400, is due to be released early...