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Tuesday July 17, 2018

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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,...

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...

Balancing Apartment Affordability with Amenity
Residential
Tuesday July 25 2017

Balancing Apartment Affordability with Amenity

With housing affordability being such a hot topic in Sydney, the Urban Taskforce undertook some research to see if the well-meaning amenity standards that determine apartment...

Making Standards in the Construction Sector Work for Tomorrow
Business
Monday July 17 2017

Making Standards in the Construction Sector Work for Tomorrow

Like all developed economies, Australia’s construction sector relies on a robust set of codes and standards.

‘Lift & Change’ vs ‘Changing Places’
Commercial
Monday July 17 2017

‘Lift & Change’ vs ‘Changing Places’

Growing awareness surrounding adult change facilities over the last few years has thankfully resulted in some progress being made regarding these types of facilities.

Empowering the Consumer Through Transparency
Infrastructure
Wednesday May 17 2017

Empowering the Consumer Through Transparency

The presence of plastic pipe is ubiquitous, but some might say its profile is low simply because plastic pipe is often out of sight, below ground...

Reviewing Australia’s Disability Standards
Business
Thursday May 4 2017

Reviewing Australia’s Disability Standards

In 2010, the Disability (Access to Premises-Buildings) Standards were introduced under the Disability Discrimination Act 2010.

On-site Battery Storage Installation
Energy
Thursday April 20 2017

On-site Battery Storage Installation

The development of any rules that touch communities, industry, new technologies and life safety is worth paying attention to.

Will Australian Manufacturing Survive Loose Procurement?
Business
Tuesday March 21 2017

Will Australian Manufacturing Survive Loose Procurement?

Despite the tweeting and posturing of the most patriotic of Prime Ministers and Presidents, global demand is waning for products that are environmentally irresponsible.