News | An interim report of an ongoing investigation into defects in the Opal Tower in Sydney has been published by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.
Discourse | Building certification might be a contributing factor, but what went wrong at Opal Tower is is much more complex than that. Making certification a government responsibility again won’t solve it.
News | The GBCA has certified 1000 Green Star projects since 2003, and says 4.5% of the workforce work in Green Star-rated offices.
News | The UK’s largest litigation funders have backed a NZD$100m class action against a group of NZ cladding manufacturers over faulty cladding.
News | Building Minister’s Forum proposes mandatory balcony sprinklers in high rises as safety measure.
News | Proposed changes to the national building code relax minimum standards for energy efficiency, which could have dire outcomes.
News | The Institute has joined other peak industry bodies in contacting ministers ahead of a significant meeting on the issue.
News | An audit into the state’s domestic construction industry has found a need for serious reform.
News | A University of Melbourne graduate has received the US$100,000 Silver Award at the 2015 Global Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction
Award | An international award for excellence in sustainable construction.
Practice | John de Manincor talks with David Pigram, Iain Maxwell and James Gardiner about material technology and use.
Practice | The first NZ application of PRESSS technology in steel construction comes with an advanced damping system.
News | Gardens in the sky are rising at Sydney’s Central Park, the city’s second largest urban renewal project.