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Smart Choice of Building Materials to Cool Cities

August 11, 2018 0 Comments
Smart Choice of Building Materials to Cool Cities

In recent years, Australia has continued to come up with solid strategies to help make cooler cities across the country. Through research, partnership and collaboration with researchers, the local government hopes to fight climate change and the urban heat island effect. It is crucial for future urban developments to collaborate in order to combat the […]

Balcony Failures

January 11, 2018 0 Comments
Balcony Failures

Property owners and their investments have been at risk due to unspecified regulations resulting in faulty materials used in construction, particularly in relation to buildings with balconies. When framing a house with a balcony, one would assume that the builder would choose durable materials, especially for the detailing for the balconies and balustrades. The materials […]

Understanding the Roof Valley System

November 27, 2017 0 Comments
Understanding the Roof Valley System

A roof valley is a system which allows water to be drained from a roof in an efficient, controlled manner. As the name suggests, they are v-shaped and usually built from galvanised metal to ensure durability and cost-effectiveness. Valleys run alongside the folds in a roof where different aspects come together, protecting homes from any […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]