Australia Needs Better Fire Safety Regulation
Often, when people think about a building’s fire protection system they think about its alarm and sprinkler systems.
Normal is… Traffic, Debt and Empty Houses.
“Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work, driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for, in order to...
Australia Must Prepare for a Transport Revolution
“Cleaner cars and transport aren’t just good for the environment – they are cheaper to run”.
Australia Needs a Royal Commission into Construction Training and Accreditation
Australia is about to elect its next federal government.
Building Cop Goes After CFMEU on Perth Airport Rail Link
Australia’s biggest construction union is facing legal action after the nation’s building industry watchdog filed charges over allegations of illegal industrial action at various sites associated...
AIA Calls for National Architecture Policy in Federal Election
A leading industry body has called on the next government to adopt a national policy for architecture, saying that such a policy would help to to...
Local Character Could Grind Growth to a Halt
The NSW Government issued a series of documents in the lead up to the recent state election about the importance of Local Character and Future Local...
Green Star Shoots for Carbon Neutral Buildings
Buildings that wish to achieve a 6 Star Green Star rating for design and construction will need to be carbon neutral after 2021 if an overhaul...
Energy Policy Key to Renewables, Prices
Australians will be denied cheaper electricity unless swift action is taken on a national energy policy, the Turnbull government has been advised.
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.
Houses, Apartments Lift February Construction
Home building, including that of city apartments, led an expansion in construction activity in February.
Sydney Home Values Ease on Fewer Investors
Sydney's annual house price growth has slowed and the growth in its apartment values are at a 15-month low, while Melbourne's median house price exceeds $900,000...
Victoria's West Gate Tunnel Works Underway
Work has begun on Victoria's controversial West Gate Tunnel, as it remains uncertain exactly who will foot the bill for the $6.7 billion project.
Unexploded Bomb Found in Hong Kong
Hong Kong police have sealed off part of a busy downtown neighbourhood after an unexploded bomb was found during construction work in the Asian financial centre.
Murray inquiry fighting for SA: Weatherill
South Australia is "fighting for what's right" by establishing a royal commission into the Murray-Darling Basin, Premier Jay Weatherill says.
Toronto's Construction Workplace Safety Blitz
The results of a province-wide enforcement blitz that focused on supervision of construction projects and workers were released recently.
Ottawa Senators Inch Closer to New Arena
The Ottawa Senators’ potential move to a downtown arena is a small step closer to becoming reality after the National Capital Commission (NCC) announced recently it...