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Construction

Student Accommodation Cladding Fire

#Cladding #Fire #HeiseSays Student accommodation at The Cube on Bradshawgate in Manchester suffered from a raging cladding fire. References 40 fire crews tackle flames ‘crawling up cladding’ at student flats http://mgoboard.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/NCC2016-BCA-Guide.pdf

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Construction

Calls for an Independent Building Commission

#Construction #BuildingCommission #HeiseSays Calls are being made for an Independent Building Commission to address the construction issues in NSW. References NSW parliamentary committee report calls for independent building commission to fix construction industry https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-13/nsw-report-calls-for-independent-building-commission/11700732?section=business

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Construction Economy

Dwelling Approvals Down 21%

#Construction #Property #HeiseSays Dwelling approvals have dropped over 21% when compared to this time last year. References

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Construction

Hard Rock Hotel Collapse

#Construction #Collapse #HeiseSays The Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans. References Cranes exploded, city hopes to finally retrieve two bodies stuck in Hard Rock Hotel ruins https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/10/20/new-orleans-officials-prepare-blow-up-two-giant-cranes-site-deadly-hard-rock-hotel-collapse

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Construction Economy

Construction Sector Decimated

#Construction #Economy #HeiseSays Australia’s construction sector is slowing down and may decimate the job sector. Once again the RBA was surprised. References ‘Jobs will be lost’: Construction slowdown to leave thousands unemployed https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/careers/jobs-will-be-lost-construction-slowdown-to-leave-thousands-unemployed/news-story/4c43923160ce3c0d5327ff0103abe1c4?fbclid=IwAR2QFIH4si-udcnd3RKZBLgqLKMUXLrTDN7od7sjCl17HCldX_4c1u2NjUQ https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/sua-gateway-files/Digital-Foundations-media-release-version-1.2.pdf

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Construction

Hidden Flammable Cladding

#Cladding #Flammable #HeiseSays Landlords are not informing their residents of tenants of flammable cladding risks and the government isn’t releasing the data. The Market can’t respond if we don’t let it. References Residents ‘kept in the dark’ about fire risk of buildings as audit reveals flammable cladding dangers https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-11/flammable-cladding-fears-in-adelaide-apartment-buildings/11595868

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Construction Economy

Inflated Electricity Charges

#Electricity #Apartments #HeiseSays Integrated networks are potentially costing apartment dwellers significantly more for their utilities, but at least the developers saved money. References Residents in apartment buildings slugged thousands to change power companies https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-25/residents-in-apartments-slugged-thousands-to-change-power-supply/10029842

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Construction

Missing Concrete Reinforcing

#Construction #Reinforcing #HeiseSays 1100 building in New Zealand has missing reinforcing of structural issues. References Widespread defective or missing concrete or reinforcing steel revealed https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/400919/widespread-defective-or-missing-concrete-or-reinforcing-steel-revealed?fbclid=IwAR2twuuUTM6PH30KhMjoivOOC1nA3rPifC8R1M7pYngYEGAP_SP9PJltn-0 A tale of two steels: Auckland’s Seascape vs Wellington’s Dixon St project https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/378085/a-tale-of-two-steels-auckland-s-seascape-vs-wellington-s-dixon-st-project

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Construction Solutions

Solving Construction Industry Corruption (Solutions Ep 01)

#Construction #Solutions #HeiseSays In the first episode of Solutions, let’s look at a solution for the current lack of confidence and potential corruption in Australia’s construction industry. References

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Construction Kingston Place

Potential Collapse at Kingston Place

#Construction #KingstonPlace #Collapse #HeiseSays The Government has stepped in to mitigate a potential collapse at Kingston Place in Canberra. References Morris Construction refuses to perform emergency work on Kingston Place apartments https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-11/morris-construction-defies-rectification-order-on-kingston-place/11591372?section=business Morris refuses to address Kingston apartment defects, forcing ACT govt to do work https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6431022/morris-refuses-to-fix-kingston-apartment-defects-forcing-act-govt-to-step-in/