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Australia’s Asbestos Importation Debacle
Safety
Wednesday December 13 2017

Australia’s Asbestos Importation Debacle

As Western Australian taxpayers forked out $1.2 billion to build a new hospital for their children in the Perth suburb of Nedlands to replace the Princes...

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...

Builders Fearful About Faulty Products
Business
Tuesday November 14 2017

Builders Fearful About Faulty Products

Builders are becoming fearful about trying new and innovative products amid fears about being held liable for faulty and non-conforming products, a survey of builders in...

Can Building Regulations Deliver ?
Business
Thursday September 28 2017

Can Building Regulations Deliver ?

Legislation cannot be used as an effective means of controlling recalcitrant behaviour unless the enforcement regime has real purchase.

Senate Moves to Ban Polyethylene Cladding in Australia
Buildings
Saturday September 9 2017

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...

Faulty Glass a Major Danger to the Australian Public
Residential
Thursday July 27 2017

Faulty Glass a Major Danger to the Australian Public

On July 2, pedestrians on a street in the inner northern Melbourne suburb of Carlton were shocked when glass shattered and fell only metres from them...

Senate Action on Dodgy Building Products Back On
Safety
Thursday November 10 2016

Senate Action on Dodgy Building Products Back On

An inquiry into building products which do not conform to local standards is back on with a new and expanded terms of reference as a string...

Lax BCA Rules Allowing Building Product Fraud
Business
Tuesday July 26 2016

Lax BCA Rules Allowing Building Product Fraud

Lax requirements relating to evidence regarding the suitability of materials used in building and construction projects throughout Australia are enabling products to be substituted and materials...

Information Sharing Crucial for Non-Conforming Construction Products
Business
Tuesday June 14 2016

Information Sharing Crucial for Non-Conforming Construction Products

Improving information sharing between various levels of government is crucial if Australia is to manage risks associated with non-conforming products, a leader in the construction industry...