Overcoming the Cost Barrier to Asbestos Removal in Australia
If you want to know about costs associated with asbestos in residential premises, you only have to ask the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) government.
Does Your Product Comply with the NCC?
Throughout Australia, the seriousness of building products which fail to comply with the National Construction Code is well-known following the tragedy at Grenfell in London, the...
Understanding Smoke Control in Buildings
Smoke exhaust systems provide a means of increasing occupant evacuation time from a space affected by fire and smoke.
Apartments Could Be Death Traps for Elderly in Heatwaves
In the European heat wave of 2003, 14,802 excess fatalities were recorded in France alone as temperatures rose above 37 degrees Celsius for seven consecutive days.
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
Locals in the Melbourne outer south-western suburb of Werribee describe the Ballan Road as a 'death trap.'
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
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
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...
Federal Government Falls Short on Stopping Asbestos Imports
Since 2003, Australia has maintained a complete ban on the importation, manufacturing or use of any products which contain asbestos, exposure to which can cause mesothelioma,...
Australia Needs Better Transparency on Bridge Assessments
On August 14, the nation of Italy was sent into shock after a 200 metre section of the Morandi Bridge collapsed, sending cars and trucks plummeting...
SA:Hospital Site Safety Defended at Inquest
The death of a man while working on a scissor lift during construction of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital does not mean safety on the project...
New Construction Safety Rules after SA Worker's Death
A construction company has changed its safety rules for working with scissor lifts after the death of one of its workers on the new Royal Adelaide...
Unsafe Crane Keeps Victoria Residents Away
When Melbourne police first knocked on Cliff and Josef's door in the middle of the night, they ignored it.
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.
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.
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...
Banning Combustible Cladding In Victoria
The Andrews Labor Government will ban the most dangerous types of combustible cladding from being used on Victorian buildings.