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Monday November 19, 2018

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Australia’s Pathway to a NetZero Building Code
Green
Tuesday August 21 2018

Australia’s Pathway to a NetZero Building Code

Back in 2010, Australia had its last significant upgrade to the stringency of energy efficiency requirements in respect of both residential and commercial buildings under the...

Myths and Facts about NCC Performance Solutions
Commercial
Friday July 20 2018

Myths and Facts about NCC Performance Solutions

When Lend Lease built what was then the world’s tallest timber building at the Forte apartment complex in Melbourne’s Docklands in 2012, the company had some...

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...

Australia Needs Tougher Home Energy Efficiency Standards
Green
Friday March 16 2018

Australia Needs Tougher Home Energy Efficiency Standards

Since the last upgrade to residential energy efficiency requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC) in 2010, power bills have soared and technologies and design options...

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...

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.

Australia Must Stop Cladding Apartments with Flammable Material
Buildings
Wednesday December 6 2017

Australia Must Stop Cladding Apartments with Flammable Material

By all accounts, the pace at which fire ripped up Melbourne’s Lacrosse apartment tower in 2014 was frightening.

Can the National Construction Code be Made More Readable?
Business
Wednesday November 8 2017

Can the National Construction Code be Made More Readable?

In the 1990s, there was agreement that 60-year-old legislation in respect of income taxes in Australia could be made clearer and easier to understand.

Many Balconies Will Fail Prematurely
Residential
Wednesday November 8 2017

Many Balconies Will Fail Prematurely

Lax and unspecified regulations put far too many home owners at risk due to faulty materials and work on their balconies.