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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...

Road Pavement Treatments Put to the Test
Civil
Tuesday July 17 2018

Road Pavement Treatments Put to the Test

Locals in the Melbourne outer south-western suburb of Werribee describe the Ballan Road as a 'death trap.'

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...

Overhaul of Standard Will Unleash Masonry Design Opportunities
Buildings
Wednesday June 20 2018

Overhaul of Standard Will Unleash Masonry Design Opportunities

Artistic, versatile, durable and resistant to fire, and sound, masonry construction has been used in architectural achievements such as the Egyptian Pyramids, the Colosseum in Rome,...

Driving Maximum Value Through Safe Work Method Statements
Safety
Tuesday March 27 2018

Driving Maximum Value Through Safe Work Method Statements

With an average of 35 workers being seriously injured every day, the building and construction sector in Australia has a high profile when it comes to...

Technology Helps Drive Worker Safety on Construction Sites
Technology
Tuesday March 20 2018

Technology Helps Drive Worker Safety on Construction Sites

Back on February 28 last year, a 30-year-old rigger with a young family was helping a crane driver to move a heavy steel beam at around...

Which Approach to Non-Complying Products is Best?
Buildings
Wednesday March 14 2018

Which Approach to Non-Complying Products is Best?

Since the Grenfell tragedy in London and the Lacrosse apartment debacle in Melbourne, politicians of all stripes have been under pressure to act on combustible cladding...

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.

Mining
Jun 13 2018
Qld Law Firm Considers Silica Dust Action

Queensland mines and businesses whose workers have suffered the ill effects of silica dust could be subjected to large-scale legal action.

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Safety
Mar 20 2018
Victoria Company Fined $350k over Man's Death

A Melbourne construction company has been convicted and fined $350,000 after a man died while using a piece of earthmoving machinery left at his family home.

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Civil
Mar 20 2018
Cracks Reported in US Bridge Before Fall

Engineers and state and university officials met hours before a newly built pedestrian bridge collapsed, killing six people, but concluded that a crack in the structure...

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Business
Mar 15 2018
Banning Combustible Cladding In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government will ban the most dangerous types of combustible cladding from being used on Victorian buildings.

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Buildings
Mar 13 2018
Fire Safety Regulatory Changes For Multi Level Buildings

The facilities management industry now more than ever is required to take a lead role in ensuring the safety of the occupants within the buildings they...

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Safety
Mar 6 2018
Electric Shock Leaves Perth Girl Fighting for Her Life

A fault in the earthing system outside a Perth public housing property likely caused an 11-year-old girl to suffer a life-threatening electric shock from a garden...

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Residential
Feb 28 2018
NSW:Pool Not Certified Before Toddler's Death

A toddler died in hospital after almost drowning in a backyard pool that shouldn't have been in use at the time, a NSW coroner has found.

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Mining
Feb 28 2018
14 Dead, Mining Halted After Earthquake Rocks PNG

At least 14 people have been killed in landslides and by collapsed buildings during a powerful earthquake in the remote Papua New Guinea highlands.

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Civil
Feb 23 2018
Safety Concerns at Toowoomba Road Site

Ten heavy-vehicle rollovers in 18 months at a Queensland construction site have led to calls by the state government for reassurances the health of workers is...

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