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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

Darwin’s Non-Compliant Buildings

#Darwin #Construction #Non-Compliant Several buildings in Darwin and surrounding suburbs have been discovered to have structural non-compliant issues. Should the department have made their investigation public so prospective buyers could have been informed? References NT Government knew of structural flaws in Darwin buildings, but didn’t tell owners https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-08/nt-government-units-non-compliant-15-months-didnt-tell-owners/11392584

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Political Commentary

Caravan or House?

#caravan #tinyhouse #compliance As tiny houses increase in popularity we look at the compliance of these dwellings to determine whether they are in fact caravans or houses. As our cities get denser the tiny house could be an alternative to apartments however their compliance needs to be addressed first before they are rolled out at […]

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Construction

Should Australia Adopt Hammurabi’s Building Code? – References

#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.┬áBabil (ancient:┬áBabylon) 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

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Construction Opal Tower

Lessons from Opal – Australian Standards should be Free – References

Lessons from Opal – Australian Standards should be Free #OpalTower #Lessons #Construction Let’s talk about some lessons we can learn from the Opal Tower failure and start by making sure consumers and professionals can get access to Australian Standards for free. References  

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Construction News Political Commentary

Trying to Shame the Opal Tower Certifier – References

#Opal #Cracking #Certifier Good Old “Where there is smoke, there is fire!” References Opal tower certifier was previously disciplined by building watchdog https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/other-industries/opal-tower-certifier-was-previously-disciplined-by-building-watchdog/news-story/8252377b84e0a4cd076874565dcbee73