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Friday October 19, 2018

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Australia Needs Better Regulation for Building Certifiers
Business
Wednesday March 21 2018

Australia Needs Better Regulation for Building Certifiers

“They are in a very difficult position because, on the one hand, they have been given a responsibility to protect the public interest—that is, the regulatory—and,...

Resolving Fire Safety for Aluminium Composite Cladding Products
Commercial
Tuesday December 19 2017

Resolving Fire Safety for Aluminium Composite Cladding Products

The problems surrounding the Building Code and its enforcement with respect to aluminium composite panels (“ACPs”) used for building cladding, along with the dangers of combustibility...

New Laws to Impact on Parties’ Right to Terminate
Business
Friday December 15 2017

New Laws to Impact on Parties’ Right to Terminate

The construction industry will soon have tighter regulations placed on the ability of parties to enforce the right of termination based on insolvency events.

Law Reform Concepts for Model Building Regulations for 2018 and Beyond
Business
Monday December 11 2017

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.

State Regulators: Reckless and Dangerous
Business
Tuesday September 26 2017

State Regulators: Reckless and Dangerous

"Reckless and dangerous" describes how our biggest state governments are dealing with the current issues facing the building industry and what their questionable policies are now...

Construction Regulation: The Edge of Reality
Business
Tuesday August 29 2017

Construction Regulation: The Edge of Reality

Privatisation, performance-based products, deemed-to-satisfy, and builders warranty have all shaped our building industry, and their impacts have been inflicted on three sectors: consumers, builders, and now...

Australia’s Labour Hire Industry Faces Challenges
Business
Friday July 28 2017

Australia’s Labour Hire Industry Faces Challenges

Australia’s labour hire industry fulfills a crucial need in the marketplace, linking willing workers with firms that need them. According to the the Australian Bureau of Statistics,...

Can the VBA Survive?
Business
Friday July 14 2017

Can the VBA Survive?

The revolving door at the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) saw CEO Prue Digby retire amid the controversy surrounding high-rise towers in Melbourne and the horrific tragedy...

New Queensland Policy Puts Users of PFAS on Notice
Safety
Thursday April 27 2017

New Queensland Policy Puts Users of PFAS on Notice

Companies like 3M and Dupont have been known for a long time as innovators. They put manufactured chemicals like per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, also known as...

Business
Jan 19 2018
Fletcher Didn't Breach Market Rules: NZX

Fletcher Building did not breach disclosure rules in relation to two forecast earnings downgrades last year, the New Zealand stock exchange has found.

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Business
7 Dec, 2017
Is Regulation Smothering Innovation in Architecture?

By all means the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre represented an example of what can be achieved through true architectural innovation.

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