CLT: Sustainable building materials in Australia
Last year’s amendment to the National Construction Code brought the use of timber to new heights, literally speaking. The amendment enables timber-built buildings to reach up to 25 meters in height to be lodged with planning under deemed-to-satisfy provisions. The update gave the timber construction industry, green building enthusiasts, architects and designers the chance to start using timber for their projects with less difficulty.
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The reformation of the Australian 米乐体育M6app下载ing and Construction Commission (ABCC) addresses the growth of the industry as not only one of the most important sectors of the economy, but also a competitive enterprise on the global scale. Business is booming; the Australian 米乐体育M6app下载ing and Construction Commission aims to lay down regulations to guide this boom towards further economic growth.
New Construction Forecasts Show Post-Boom Falls – and Rises
These were always going to be interesting times for building and construction in Australia, once the resources boom had passed and residential building peaked. The release of the latest industry forecasts by the Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) illuminate a turbulent next ten years as the Australian economy recalibrates from a once in a lifetime peak, with some sectors set to experience a fall in work demand of up to 40% in the coming years.
Never Leave Safety to Chance
Now more than ever, safety is fundamental in protecting our building and construction workers. And rightly so, it continues to feature in news headlines around Australia, with the community demanding that safety regulations adequately protect human lives and the environment to minimise fatalities and economic loss.
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Let’s come together for Australia’s future
Each year the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) World Environment Day (WED) is observed on 5 June, with the principle aim of encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment.
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When it’s time to undertake a build or renovation project it’s rarely a simple task. It is however the perfect time to apply some simple strategies to help make your home perform better in terms of cost efficiency and comfort.