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Flammable Cladding in South Australia

#FlammableCladding #SouthAustralia #Construction #HeiseSays 30 Buildings in South Australia have been found at high risk due to flammable cladding. References ‘Extreme risk’ identified in SA buildings due to combustible cladding

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Construction Otto Rosebury

Otto Rosebery Balcony Defects

#OttoRosebury #Balcony #Economy #HeiseSays Balconies at the Otto Rosebury are defective, with the body corporate letting only three people occupy them at a time. References https://www.news.com.au/finance/real-estate/buying/company-behind-opal-tower-fiasco-caught-up-in-new-building-defect-row/news-story/b356707b79f507a377b339a71a5b2f22

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Construction

National Construction Code Changes

#NCC #Construction #Australia The Australian Building Code Board is making out of cycle changes to the National Construction Code as a response to the Shergold Weir Report. References NCC 2019 Amendment 1 Public Comment Draft https://consultation.abcb.gov.au/engagement/ncc-2019-amendment-1/?utm_source=NCC+subscription+list+%5BAll%5D&utm_campaign=f95867adcc-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_09_09_05_10_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5e6389f8aa-f95867adcc-52874419

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Construction Economy

Fire Defects Risking Lives

#Construction #Defects #Fire Fire protection defects might be the next Australian construction issue facing the industry. References Builder claims he was sacked for pointing out fire safety defecthttps://www.theage.com.au/politics/federal/builder-claims-he-was-sacked-for-pointing-out-fire-safety-defect-20190717-p5283f.html?fbclid=IwAR1qxtIcp78k0zdCPUdekxAs_YGBftJVuDQKgRUH-uBGm_565Fu12M5k6bs

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Construction Property

The Perth Convention Centre is Sinking

#Construction #Perth #Sinking The Perth Convention Centre is Sinking. Yes, sinking. References The Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre is sinking and it will cost more than $10 million to repairhttps://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-18/perth-convention-centre-car-park-sinking-as-subsidence-worsens/11524050

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Construction Economy

Construction Jobs Crash

#Construction #Employment #Economy Jobs in the construction section have crashed. References Construction jobs losses likely to push unemployment higher and interest rates lowerhttps://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-15/construction-job-losses-to-raise-unemployment-cut-interest-rates/11510298?section=business

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Construction Mascot Towers

Mascot Towers Owners Can’t Pay

#Mascot #Construction #Repair Over a third of Mascot Towers Owners cannot afford their $60k repair bill and because of thermal loading on the building in summer, time is running out. Should the state government step in and help these people or is this an example of Caveat Emptor? References Many Mascot Towers owners can’t pay […]

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Construction

Canberra Builder Crack Down

#Canberra #CrackDown #Construction The ACT Government is proposing a new measure to crack down on builders. While some of the measures do sound good, it is much too late for all the buildings built during the last decade. References Canberra builders could face further crackdowns as ACT seeks ‘highest quality buildings in Australia’ https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-04/canberra-builders-responsible-for-defects-could-face-fines/11475970?section=business

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Construction Economy

The Walton Construction Collapse Lawsuit

#Construction #NAB #Walton NAB is facing a potential $74 million lawsuit from over 1000 creditors for their apparent role in the Walton Construction Collapse. References https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-04/nab-could-face-$74million-suit-over-walton-construction-collapse/11466506?section=business

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Construction

Burwood Apartments Certification Issues

#Certification #Burwood #Apartments A Burwood development has been put on hold due to a court order. Let’s look at the potential conflicts of interest that the certifiers could be faced with due to common procurement methods. https://youtu.be/DZVZpgH6LM0 References https://www.caselaw.nsw.gov.au/decision/5d64c6f7e4b0c3247d71168a