Builder licensing isn’t stopping dodgy operators.
#Recession #Australia #LivingStandards Australian living standards are declining in relation to other OECD counties. So now is naturally the time to take on a huge mortgage and buy a new home! References Australia managed to survive the global recession – but all that good work has been wasted https://www.theguardian.com/business/grogonomics/2019/aug/29/australia-managed-to-survive-the-global-recession-but-all-that-good-work-has-been-wasted
#Construction #Recession #Australia Australia’s Construction Industry has been contracting for the last 11 months. References About Ai Group https://www.aigroup.com.au/about/ https://cdn.aigroup.com.au/Economic_Indicators/PCI/2019/PCI_Jul_2019_93740d.pdf
#Certification #Construction #Australia The Building Certifier responsible for the Frankston Apartments have been suspended by VBA. While he plans to fight his suspension, looking at some of his previous disciplinary action I’m more worried about the slow response of the Victorian Building Authority. References Building authority suspends surveyor over flammable cladding on Frankston apartments https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-19/surveyor-suspended-over-frankston-flammable-cladding-apartments/11428314?section=business
#CladdingBan #Risk #Polystyrene Polystyrene cladding presents a significant fire risk. Let’s look at an example in Melbourne and the difference between Polystyrene and Polyurethane. References MasterWall Garage Doors Sciencing https://sciencing.com/
#CladdingBan #ACP #Polyethylene The Victoria Government plans to spend $600 million replacing flammable cladding on 500 buildings. Is this just ignoring the systematic issues in the construction industry and letting the culprits off? References Flammable cladding to be stripped from buildings under Victorian Government plan https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-16/flammable-cladding-removal-fund-victorian-government/11311518?section=business
#CladdingBan #ACP #Polyethylene The Queensland Government has decided to ban Combustible cladding with a Polyethylene composition of greater than 30%. I see this is an admission that other checks and balances in our construction industry are not being met. References Queensland Government to ban combustible cladding http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2019/7/3/queensland-government-to-ban-combustible-cladding Seven http://www.sevenpanel.net/seven-acp/acp-in-pe-core.html
#Hammurabi #BuildingCode #Babylon I look at the aspects of Hammurabi’s Code of Laws that relate to construction and ask the question, “Should Australia adopt these codes?” References Hammurabi, King of Babylon http://www.thenagain.info/WebChron/MiddleEast/Hammurabi.html 007. Babil (ancient: Babylon) https://www.cemml.colostate.edu/cultural/09476/iraq05-007.html The Oldest Code of Laws in the World by King of Babylonia Hammurabi https://www.gutenberg.org/files/17150/17150-h/17150-h.htm