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Structural inspections and who does them

Structural adequacy is a primary requirement of all building work in Australia – no-one wants their  building to collapse. Buildings […]

Good design good construction

Planning for your construction project can be time-consuming and costly, and that’s before you’ve even put a spade in the […]

Building surveyors and the courts

Two recent judgements involving building surveyors serve as a confronting reminder of the legal obligations of building surveyors. In the […]

Occupant wellbeing – the next frontier for the built environment

Building performance describes how well a building addresses its requirements for sustainability and occupant safety, health and amenity. Traditionally, building […]

How to minimise the potential for a building dispute

Each building project is unique, bringing people together from different organisations and with different expertise to achieve a one-off, long-term, […]

Let there be good light

Traditionally, lighting has been about visibility and safe movement within a building, but light distribution and patterns can have broader […]

Smoke alarms in homes – better than nothing

You may have been hearing conversation in the news about smoke alarms and their effectiveness. There are two types of […]

The inherent risk of stairs

Stairs are seemingly innocuous building elements, possibly because they are encountered so frequently. However, they are often found to contribute […] ?>