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Construction Economy

The Tradies Silicosis Epidemic

#Silicosis #Tradies #Construction An epidemic of silicosis is starting to kill young stonemasons. Will this be our generation’s version of the asbestos disaster? References ‘Moment my world came tumbling down’: Silent silicosis epidemic killing young tradies https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/at-work/moment-my-world-came-tumbling-down-silent-silicosis-epidemic-killing-young-tradies/news-story/194eff8d8a3cdb574babc2e92e426fbf

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Construction Economy

Tradies Slowing Down

#Business #Australia #Recession Tradies and small businesses are slowing down as business conditions are worsening. With tradies seen as the canary in the economic coal mine, what does this mean for the economy? References https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-26/business-conditions-worsen-for-small-and-medium-enterprises/11346742?pfmredir=sm

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Construction Economy Property Real Estate

First Home Buyers FOMO

#RealEstate #FOMO #Sydney Domain is warning potential first home buyers to hurry into the Sydney market because prices are about to rise due to the positive property sentiment. Given that consumer and business confidence is low, housing prices are declining, we are in a per capita recession and unemployment is trending up, why should we […]

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Construction Property

Sydney’s Apartment Disasters

#Sydney #Construction #Architecture Sydney’s Apartment boom has resulted in “Godzilla” monster apartment developments throughout the city. Using the books “Great Streets” and “A Pattern Language”, let’s look at some design principles and see how they have have been applied to the streets of Mascot. References Great Streets https://amzn.to/2YsORy0 A Pattern Language https://amzn.to/2K7qA7B

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Australia 108 Construction

Defects at Australia 108

#Defects #Australia108 #Australia The Australia 108 Apartment in Melbourne apparently has defects with residence hearing loud cracking. Another construction project to keep a track of? References Fears of defects in Melbourne’s tallest tower https://thenewdaily.com.au/money/property/2019/07/26/australia-108-building-defects/

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Construction

Altitude Apartments Sewerage Leak

#Construction #Altitude #Sydney Residents have been evacuated from the Altitude Apartments because of a sewerage leak. While it is sad for the occupants who have had to leave their home it is good that the management responded so promptly. References Sewage leak forces residents to evacuate Sydney apartment building https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/news/sewage-leak-forces-residents-to-evacuate-sydney-apartment-building/news-story/a11e73fec7be451e4b47c34bbf8a38b0

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Construction

The Joshua Apartments Demolition

#Construction #JoshuaApartments #Sydney When the developer of the Joshua Apartments in Sydney didn’t receive a certification from Sydney City Council they went to the private sector. Over a decade, late people are living in a building with compliance issues and an Interim Occupation Certificate. References https://www.smh.com.au/national/residents-at-risk-council-sought-demolition-orders-on-alexandria-block-20190723-p52a1t.html

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ALP (Party) AUSPol Construction

Licencing for Developers

#AusPOL #Development #Construction The ACT Labor Labor Conference has called for the introduction of a licencing scheme for developers. While I appreciate the objecting of providing greater protection for consumers I’m concerned this proposal won’t address the systematic issues in the construction industry. I am also worried that it will act as gatekeeping and restrict […]

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Construction Verve Residences

Verve Residences Flooding

#Verve #Newcastle #Apartments The Verve Residences in Newcastle will not be fully occupied due to flooding from a pressure test. In some ways, it is fortunate that this issue was discovered now rather than years in the future. References https://www.newcastleherald.com.au/story/6276769/water-leak-to-prevent-some-from-moving-into-newcastles-tallest-building/

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Construction

The Toxic Erskineville Apartments

#Toxic #Site #EmptyApartments The SugarCube and HoneyComb Apartments remain empty 12 months after completion because of site contamination fears. While government pontificate about registration and more paperwork they seem to continue to miss the fundamental and systematic issues plaguing our construction industry. References ‘It’s a joke. We can’t go on like this’: fourth block of […]