Law Reform Concepts for Model Building Regulations for 2018 and Beyond
The built ecology, both locally and internationally, has encountered profound, if not unprecedented, change in the last 20 years.
Labor Plans to Act on Flammable Panels
Labor says it would extend its proposed ban on importing highly flammable cladding panels to prohibit the sale and use of locally produced materials.
‘Too Late, Mate’ as the House Burns
The Australian idiom of ‘she’ll be right mate’ suggests that ‘whatever is wrong will right itself with time’ and has been part of our culture and...
Architects Must Be Careful About Legal Liability
Amid the Senate Inquiry Into Non-Conforming Building Products, issues associated with the use of materials which do not meet the requirements of the National Construction Code...
Senate Moves to Ban Polyethylene Cladding in Australia
Aluminium cladding containing a flammable polyethylene (PE) core has no place on any building in Australia and should be banned outright, the Senate Committee looking into...
Leaders Call for Action as Full Cladding Debacle Exposed
Industry leaders are calling for national action following revelations that problems with non-compliant cladding have been known for decades.
Brisbane Hospital Removing Flammable Cladding
Cladding on Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital will be removed after being deemed more flammable than initially thought.
NSW Must Act on Buildings with Flammable Cladding
The NSW government is coming under increasing pressure to address the issue of apartments that could be covered in highly flammable cladding.
Grenfell Insulation Was Acceptable Only with Non-Combustible Cladding
Warnings that insulation used on the Grenfell Tower should only be used with non-combustible cladding were in place from as far back as 2014, the latest...
Xenophon's Cladding Ban Populist: Senator
Nick Xenophon's push to ban the importation of flammable aluminium cladding reeks of "rank populism", a government senator has warned.