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Australia’s Watermark Scheme is Undergoing Change
Buildings
Thursday February 1 2018

Australia’s Watermark Scheme is Undergoing Change

Having previously suffered from asbestos problems, the troubled Perth Children’s Hospital project hit a further snag in May 2016 after lead levels which exceeded the Australian...

One in Five Victorian Plumbing Installations Fail Audit Test
Business
Wednesday June 7 2017

One in Five Victorian Plumbing Installations Fail Audit Test

More than one in five plumbing installations in Victoria which were audited in April failed compliance with required standards, according to the building industry regulator in...

Qld Plumber Puts Hundreds at Lead Risk
Safety
Wednesday May 17 2017

Qld Plumber Puts Hundreds at Lead Risk

A Queensland plumber caught using lead solder on water pipes has put residents of hundreds of southeast Queensland properties at risk of lead poisoning.

Facilities Manger Helped Son Win $1.56 Mill in Prison Projects: IBAC
Commercial
Tuesday April 18 2017

Facilities Manger Helped Son Win $1.56 Mill in Prison Projects: IBAC

A former public sector manager employed at a prison in Melbourne’s west arranged for $1.56 million worth of building and maintenance contracts to be awarded to...

Construction Sector Acts on Faulty Products
Safety
Friday December 18 2015

Construction Sector Acts on Faulty Products

The construction sector in Australia has taken further action in its efforts to rid the building sector of dangerous and life-threatening products which do not meet...

Queensland Overhauls Plumbing Registration
Business
Wednesday May 28 2014

Queensland Overhauls Plumbing Registration

Plumbing registration processes in Queensland are set to be overhauled in Queensland as the state moves to bed down its new regulatory regime for the building...

World’s Biggest Plumbing Distributor Doubles its Profit
Business
Friday October 4 2013

World’s Biggest Plumbing Distributor Doubles its Profit

Despite ongoing weak building conditions in Europe, lower impairment charges and an improving construction market in the United States have driven a more than doubling in...

National Licensing to Deliver $260.1 Million P.A. Benefit
Business
Thursday July 18 2013

National Licensing to Deliver $260.1 Million P.A. Benefit

A national licensing regime for four key construction trades would deliver net benefits of $260.1 million to the economy in Australia each year if preferred options...

Legionella a Big Concern for Building Owners: Facility Manager
Strata
Thursday July 11 2013

Legionella a Big Concern for Building Owners: Facility Manager

A recent outbreak of legionella in Queensland underscores the importance of building owners and managers adopting proactive measures to prevent the disease, a Sydney-based facilities manager...