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.
Australia’s Natural Advantage
We are a lucky country with many natural advantages including abundant space, resourcefulness and imagination, but today we need courage to take nothing for granted.
Quality Control and Conformance: Making Contractors Accountable
On most building projects, quality control, conformance of the materials used and how the materials are installed is generally left as self-regulating exercise by the building...
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.
China, Compliance and Co-opetition
Australia has moved quickly in establishing free trade agreements with China and other Asian countries.
National Accreditation Needed for Imported Building Materials
There is a concern that Australia and New Zealand have not kept up to speed with some of the downsides of globalisation, not the least of...
Who Is Looking After Our Construction Quality Standards?
As the construction industry continues to evolve, who is responsible for ensuring Australia's building construction quality standards keep pace?
The Case for Robust and Consistent Product Conformance
The Australian building industry is one of the most regulated and controlled building sectors in the world, and with good reason.