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Standards Australia is Undergoing Massive Change
Business
Thursday January 25 2018

Standards Australia is Undergoing Massive Change

Since its inception in 1922, the organisation then known as the Australian Commonwealth Engineering Standards Australia Association and now Standards Australia (SA) has seen change in...

‘Death of a Tradesman’
Business
Monday March 20 2017

‘Death of a Tradesman’

When Arthur Miller wrote Death of a Salesman in 1949, he was exploring reality versus illusion and as the play demonstrates, each character has a unique...

Australian-made is Better, Except When…
Business
Tuesday November 15 2016

Australian-made is Better, Except When…

Australian-made is better, most people in Australia are likely to say.

Can Design Quality Be Regulated?
Business
Tuesday October 18 2016

Can Design Quality Be Regulated?

The NSW Minister for Planning, Rob Stokes, has recently announced a draft Architecture and Design Policy for NSW with a particular focus on ensuring that good...

Assessing Profit vs. Quality
Business
Thursday September 15 2016

Assessing Profit vs. Quality

Construction businesses are always difficult to understand and value. The markets in which they operate are varied and volatile, and construction markets worldwide are transforming as...

Will Compliance Pay Off?
Commercial
Friday March 18 2016

Will Compliance Pay Off?

With new home building approval figures showing decline in early 2016, feedback I have received from building supervisors is that the majority of builders around Perth...

What to Ask when Questioning the Use of Standards
Business
Monday March 7 2016

What to Ask when Questioning the Use of Standards

Recently it became clear that an understanding of the intent and purpose of a clause, or the “functional statement” in the NCC and an Australian Standard...

Does Your Strata Property Enjoy Adequate Coverage?
Strata
Tuesday November 3 2015

Does Your Strata Property Enjoy Adequate Coverage?

As concerns mount within the strata sector over the quality of the huge slew of new apartment buildings coming online, one industry expert has pointed out...

Apartment Defects Continue to Disappoint
Residential
Monday October 26 2015

Apartment Defects Continue to Disappoint

A recent study has identified the number of building defects being reported by apartment building owners.