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VBA is Nothing More than a Giant Failure
Business
Thursday August 2 2018

VBA is Nothing More than a Giant Failure

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) came into being on 1 July 2013 and has been continually criticized ever since by building consumers, and every facet of...

Planning Applications Require Too Many Specialist Reports
Zoning
Tuesday July 17 2018

Planning Applications Require Too Many Specialist Reports

Back in the old days, a development application, particularly for a single house, was a matter of submitting drawings and a description of the materials and...

Further Reforms are Coming to Building Law
Business
Tuesday July 17 2018

Further Reforms are Coming to Building Law

Much has been written recently on the issue of fires in buildings not only in Victoria but also elsewhere, including overseas, where the combustible cladding placed...

Performance Solutions Costing Home Owners Billions
Residential
Thursday July 5 2018

Performance Solutions Costing Home Owners Billions

Performance solutions is the new name for what used to be called alternative solutions less than two years ago. Apart from the renaming, little else has...

Sprinklers are Critical for Apartment Fire Safety
Buildings
Wednesday March 7 2018

Sprinklers are Critical for Apartment Fire Safety

For Chinese student Ginger Jiang, recounting the night her life changed because of fire in the Sydney suburb of Bankstown in September 2012 was gut-wrenching.

Are You Getting a Donkey Ride?
Business
Tuesday December 12 2017

Are You Getting a Donkey Ride?

If you are building, then you are paying your builder handsomely, so you could be forgiven for thinking you have paid for a good ticket. So...

Sydney’s Future: Codes or Innovation?
Urban Planning
Tuesday December 5 2017

Sydney’s Future: Codes or Innovation?

The recent package of draft plans for metro Sydney’s future include a 40-year vision for the whole city and 20-year District Plans for five key areas...

Is This the End of Dodgy Directors?
Business
Wednesday November 22 2017

Is This the End of Dodgy Directors?

A little while back, we were running a claim for a consultant who had done work for some developers who had set up here. We did...

Queensland Gets a New Building Plan
Business
Thursday November 16 2017

Queensland Gets a New Building Plan

Queensland is set to implement a new building plan that will bring massive changes to many elements of the construction industry.