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Polyethylene Cladding Ban in Australia

November 10, 2017 0 Comments
Polyethylene Cladding Ban in Australia

As you may be aware, after the Grenfell Tower fire a Senate Inquiry was put in place to investigate Non-Conforming Building Products in Australia. The result was a total ban on the importation, sale and use of Polyethylene (PE) Core Aluminium Composite. The ban states that aluminium cladding containing a flammable polyethylene must not be […]

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Qld Site Supervisor Builder Medium Rise Licence

October 30, 2017 0 Comments
Qld Site Supervisor Builder Medium Rise Licence

What can you do with a QLD Site Supervisor Builder medium rise licence? The QLD Site Supervisor Builder medium rise licence is a mandatory, government-recognised qualification that is necessary for any builder wishing to supervise medium rise building projects in Queensland. To be eligible for this licence, applicants must already have a level of qualification […]

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Modular Construction Code Handbook

October 22, 2017 0 Comments
Modular Construction Code Handbook

Monash University partnered with the Victorian Government and Engineers Australia to publish the Victorian Modular Code of Construction Handbook. Excitingly, it is the first comprehensive publication of its type in the world – and highlights the best practices in the building industry. Building construction uses about one third of the world’s resources and 40% of […]

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Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety Enhances Your Building Career

October 16, 2017 0 Comments
Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety Enhances Your Building Career

Whether you are looking to get started in the building and construction industry, or are currently working in the industry and are looking to improve your career prospects, then a new qualification can be an effective way to enhance your value. If you are still contemplating which certification to add to your list of qualifications, […]

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Building Companies are Still Businesses

October 12, 2017 0 Comments
Building Companies are Still Businesses

Sustainable practices, delivering positive outcomes to clients, and making more than what you spend can make many businesses thrive… and of course this is true also for the building sector. Too often small business enterprises (including building companies) overlook the word ‘business’ and get so caught up in doing the ‘business activity’ they fail at […]

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What is the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating)?

October 9, 2017 0 Comments
What is the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating)?

The Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating) is a course that provides training on how to identify and produce cost schedules and estimations for building and construction projects. This course also teaches students skills and knowledge in the areas of project scheduling, contracts, tendering, OH&S and quality system management, financial monitoring and environmental management. […]

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KNOCK KNOCK! Everything You Need To Know About Doors

October 4, 2017 0 Comments
KNOCK KNOCK! Everything You Need To Know About Doors

Most buildings have a door, and we all know what they do. You open it, you close it — it’s that simple. But do you know the various parts that comprise this essential piece of every building? Let’s walk through it (pardon the pun!). Head This is the part you actually walk beneath. It’s usually […]

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Here’s what you should do to obtain your Builders Licence in Australia

October 2, 2017 0 Comments
Here’s what you should do to obtain your Builders Licence in Australia

Whether you are an Australian Citizen or an overseas applicant, an Australian Builder Licence is needed to legally work as a builder or tradesperson. There is certain criteria needed to obtain a Builders Licence, including training and certification. Here is a guide on how to get your Builders Licence in 2018. How to get your […]

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QBCC Reviews Companies in High-Risk Financial Circumstances

September 27, 2017 0 Comments
QBCC Reviews Companies in High-Risk Financial Circumstances

The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) is currently tracking down building companies operating under high-risk financial circumstances. According to QBCC Commissioner Brett Basset, the State’s Building Industry regulator has launched a comprehensive and more in-depth review into licenses that might have gone over their maximum revenue limits. “The QBCC supports a growing and sustainable […]

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The QLD Site Supervisor Builder Low Rise Licence

September 21, 2017 0 Comments
The QLD Site Supervisor Builder Low Rise Licence

The QLD Site Supervisor Builder – low rise license enables license holders to undertake the following work: Building Work on Class 1 or Class 10 Buildings Class 1a buildings include single dwellings (can be used for accommodation) eg. detached houses, or more than one attached dwellings. Each dwelling must be separated by a fire-resistant wall. […]

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