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Prosecutable Offences Under the Victorian Building Act 1993
Business
Thursday February 22 2018

Prosecutable Offences Under the Victorian Building Act 1993

There is a litany of ways by which a property owner or building practitioner can run afoul of the penalty provisions of the Building Act 1993.

Cladding: A Troublesome Issue for Those Unable to Make a Decision
Commercial
Monday December 11 2017

Cladding: A Troublesome Issue for Those Unable to Make a Decision

The fire that raced up the Lacrosse building in November 2014 fuelled by the combustible polyethylene composite external panelling appears no closer to a resolution after...

Senate Inquiry Uncovers Scandalous Construction Con
Business
Friday September 1 2017

Senate Inquiry Uncovers Scandalous Construction Con

The Senate Inquiry’s revelations into the construction industry’s use of dangerous and deadly building products have been truly shocking.

Why the VBA Cannot Cure the Building Industry
Business
Wednesday July 19 2017

Why the VBA Cannot Cure the Building Industry

Wouldn’t it be nice if the VBA, the top building authority in Victoria (or their equivalent top authority in any state of Australia for that matter),...

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...

Fire-prone Cladding Still Installed on Melbourne Buildings
Commercial
Monday June 19 2017

Fire-prone Cladding Still Installed on Melbourne Buildings

More than 20 high-rise Melbourne residential buildings and the Royal Women's Hospital are still covered in potentially flammable cladding more than 12 months after a safety...

A Bolt from the Blue: The VBA Class Action
Business
Wednesday June 14 2017

A Bolt from the Blue: The VBA Class Action

The announced demise of the Victorian Building Commission (BC) in November 2012 came after the exposure of a raft of issues.

Further Developments in the Lacrosse Fire Case
Buildings
Tuesday May 2 2017

Further Developments in the Lacrosse Fire Case

It was a great thing that there was no loss of life suffered in the fire which occurred at the Lacrosse building in the Docklands area...

Collateral Building Damage
Business
Wednesday April 5 2017

Collateral Building Damage

Our diminishing take up rate of trade apprenticeships and pending future skill shortages has been a hot topic in media reports of late. However, this in...