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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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Working with Adjustable Props

September 19, 2017 0 Comments
Working with Adjustable Props

Adjustable props are temporary steel supports which are designed for a broad scope of propping scenarios in building and construction. Height adjustable, the props are generally used to support vertical loads ranging from form work and lintels to joists. As adjustable props are often installed to support heavy loads, it’s essential to calculate the specifications […]

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The Humble Weep Hole

September 14, 2017 0 Comments
The Humble Weep Hole

What are Weep Holes? Weep holes are a prescribed solution for protecting a home against the threat of damp and associated problems. They are a small hole in the external wall of a building that makes it possible to drain water from masonry construction. The holes can be found between the bricks in the external […]

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CodeMark – Building Product Certification Update

September 1, 2017 0 Comments
CodeMark – Building Product Certification Update

For the past 2 years, builders have paid careful attention to the issue of ensuring the products and materials used in building projects meet the requirements of the National Construction Code in Australia and the Building Code in New Zealand. This transpired after the 2014 Lacrosse fire in Melbourne and became an even more urgent […]

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Green Building Council of Australia Update

August 29, 2017 0 Comments
Green Building Council of Australia Update

The Green Building Council of Australia recently made an update to its Green Star tools to prioritise carbon reduction in support of the industry’s goal to have carbon zero commercial buildings. Builders are now required to comply with the minimum greenhouse gas requirements. Buildings with 5-star Green Star need to obtain three Greenhouse Gas Emissions […]

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Contract Administrators Needed

August 18, 2017 0 Comments
Contract Administrators Needed

According to feedback from recruitment agencies, there is a massive demand for Project Managers, Construction Managers, and Contract Administrators here in Australia following a boom in the home building sector (and the demand for residential dwellings) as well as various large Civil Construction projects. And update on each state’s needs are as follows: New South […]

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Legal Issues Surrounding the New Building Code

August 9, 2017 0 Comments
Legal Issues Surrounding the New Building Code

The new building code released by the government faced its first legal challenge, with the Communication, Electrical, and Plumbing Union arguing that South Australian power workers must be exempted from the new code. have submitted an application to the federal court to downturn the decision. This was caused by the Australian Building and Construction Commission […]

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The Ripple Effect of Offsite Construction Components

August 1, 2017 0 Comments
The Ripple Effect of Offsite Construction Components

As a standard practice, builders would apply margin to the total estimated cost of construction at the time of tender. This includes labour, materials, consultants, and other associated costs. The basis of builder margin is well understood in the construction industry and is often shown as a percentage and the corresponding value in the tender […]

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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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