Building approvals have plunged by over 8% on a seasonally adjusted basis. Not a confident sign for the economy.
Builder licensing isn’t stopping dodgy operators.
#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
#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
#Construction #Property #HeiseSays Dwelling approvals have dropped over 21% when compared to this time last year. References
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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