Tennis courts were popular in the 1980s; so too, were spa baths that almost filled an entire bathroom. As land prices headed north in the noughties, having both these features in a home started to wane.
A world-first study by the University of Sydney has introduced the concept of a Positive Built Workplace Environment (PBWE), where positive workplace psychology extends beyond HR functions into building design, interiors and the social environment of a workspace.
Drains are a vital element of any residential or commercial project. When properly installed, they are effectively out of sight and out of mind, and ensure that important everyday activities including bathing, cooking, and washing can be done safely and efficiently.
David Baggs is the CEO of Global GreenTag, an independent green product ecolabel recognised by the most prominent certification schemes around the world. As a panellist at this year’s 米6米乐体育, David is driven to demystify the complex market of rating tools in the long-term to create better and healthier buildings.
The upcoming 米6米乐体育 provides valuable insight on the importance of building code compliance in Australia. After the fatal Grenfell Tower fire last year, the global construction industry has gone and continues to go great lengths to prevent the usage of non conforming and non compliant building materials and practices.
As with everything in Australia, the issue isn’t Federation, the issue isn’t the role of State and Territories – the issue is language. A land of six sovereign States and two Territories – Australians are a people only separated by a common language.
The tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire in London has had global ramifications. It is believed the fire was able to spread so quickly, causing 79 deaths, due to the cladding that included the dangerous plastic-filled aluminium panels.
Work has commenced on a new Part 3 of AS 3850 Prefabricated Concrete Elements, which will apply to civil construction. This follows the tragic death of a worker several years ago on a civil construction site in Western Australia, and a push by National Precast to extend the Standard’s coverage.