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The Latest on Non-Compliant Building Products in Australia

July 12, 2017 0 Comments
The Latest on Non-Compliant Building Products in Australia

The Building Products Innovation Council (BPIC) says the Australian policy makers are not taking action with regards to non-compliant building products, despite the Lacrosse fire incident three years ago, and more recently, the fire in London’s Grenfell Tower. This urged the group to complain about the government’s passive approach to stop dangerous and non-compliant building […]

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Wood Destroying Agents that Damage Timber Structures

July 10, 2017 0 Comments
Wood Destroying Agents that Damage Timber Structures

Often failure within timber structures is more a result of poor maintenance and lack of knowledge of the characteristics and properties of the material itself. When wood is not well maintained, structural damage occurs as it is attacked by wood destroying agents – and often what the public (mistakenly) often refers to as pest damage. […]

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Grenfell Tower Fire Raises Building Cladding Issues

July 3, 2017 0 Comments
Grenfell Tower Fire Raises Building Cladding Issues

Following the Grenfell tower fire in London, investigations into possible building cladding issues in Australia have become a necessity. The Grenfell tower fire incident was a terrible tragedy leaving many residents dead. Investigators suspected the newly installed cladding on the building’s exterior, where flames rapidly spread. The Senate Economics Committee chair and Labor senator, Chris […]

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Plumbing Installations are Failing Audit Tests

June 16, 2017 0 Comments
Plumbing Installations are Failing Audit Tests

According to the Victorian Building Authority (building industry regulator in Victoria), more than one in five plumbing installations (in VIC) failed to comply with the required standards based on the audit test last April. 🙁 Results of the audit test show that 212 (20.54%) of the work associated with 1,032 Compliance Certificates conducted throughout the […]

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Better Building Practices to Avoid Leaky Buildings

June 13, 2017 0 Comments
Better Building Practices to Avoid Leaky Buildings

Are you familiar with better building practices to help you to avoid leaky buildings? One of the biggest culprits of envelope failures in buildings is water infiltration. It’s often a result of a handful of factors piling up for years and the cumulative effect results in leaks. Once there is leakage in buildings, then it […]

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Do You Comply with the Building Codes?

June 8, 2017 0 Comments
Do You Comply with the Building Codes?

Australia’s biggest construction builders are facing challenges after being banned from being involved with any federal government-funded projects within 90 days. This is due to breaches of the new procurement rules. The Construction, Mining, Forestry, and Energy Union is refusing to renegotiate workplace agreements that do not comply with the new building code – and […]

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Construction Labour Hire Operators in the Spotlight

May 26, 2017 0 Comments
Construction Labour Hire Operators in the Spotlight

The construction labour hire operators in Victoria and Queensland are being investigated as the government attempts to shut down devious operators who exploit labour hire workers. A Filipino worker Edwin de Castro, landed a job on a construction site in Narrabri, New South Wales through a labour hire firm. He was excited, however, his excitement […]

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Interesting Statistics on Construction Safety

May 12, 2017 0 Comments
Interesting Statistics on Construction Safety

Efforts to boost awareness on construction safety is rightfully afforded among all workers on construction sites, most especially to younger workers since many of them lack experience and are therefore more susceptible to accidents if not closely supervised. However, according to the data from Safe Work Australia from 2003 to 2013, records show that injury […]

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BIM and the Australian Construction Sector

May 5, 2017 0 Comments
BIM and the Australian Construction Sector

BIM offers a way for architecture, engineering, and building companies to streamline the construction process in a digital manner. For example, clash detection and creating an as-built model become more effective when they are done through BIM. Over the last few years, Building Information Modeling (BIM) has been seeing greater interest in the Australian Construction […]

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The Rise of Home Renovations in Australia

April 28, 2017 0 Comments
The Rise of Home Renovations in Australia

A recent report from the latest edition of the HIA Renovations Roundup made much of Australia’s $30 billion-plus home renovations market. That’s excellent news for workers in the building industry. The HIA Renovations Roundup is a unique quarterly industry survey. In terms of its reach, the renovations market is fairly substantial as the participants are […]

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