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.
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.
The GBCA has certified 1000 Green Star projects since 2003, and says 4.5% of the workforce work in Green Star-rated offices.
The UK’s largest litigation funders have backed a NZD$100m class action against a group of NZ cladding manufacturers over faulty cladding.
Building Minister’s Forum proposes mandatory balcony sprinklers in high rises as safety measure.
Proposed changes to the national building code relax minimum standards for energy efficiency, which could have dire outcomes.
The Institute has joined other peak industry bodies in contacting ministers ahead of a significant meeting on the issue.
An audit into the state’s domestic construction industry has found a need for serious reform.
A University of Melbourne graduate has received the US$100,000 Silver Award at the 2015 Global Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction
An international award for excellence in sustainable construction.
John de Manincor talks with David Pigram, Iain Maxwell and James Gardiner about material technology and use.
The first NZ application of PRESSS technology in steel construction comes with an advanced damping system.
Gardens in the sky are rising at Sydney’s Central Park, the city’s second largest urban renewal project.