Entries by Gemma Walker

NEW HOTLINE A ONE-STOP-SHOP FOR ASBESTOS ADVICE

The NSW Heads of Asbestos Coordination Authorities (HACA) today launched a new hotline number to provide free advice and guidance on asbestos-related issues.

HACA Chair Peter Dunphy said the new number 1800 Asbestos provides the NSW Community with a central point of contact for making enquiries about asbestos.

“Calls to 1800 Asbestos (1800 272 378) […]

2017 AIB NOMINATIONS AND SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

Nominations close 3 February 2017 Submissions close 3 March 2017

https://aib.org.au/your-institute/professional-excellence-awards/

To nominate your project into the 2017 AIB Awards Program, simply click on the button to complete an online registration form.

To view the 2017 PEA Nomination Information Booklet, please visit – http://members.aib.org.au/lib/pdf/PEA/2017%20PEA%20Nomination%20Information%20Book.pdf

The AIB Professional Excellence […]

ABCC ESSENTIAL TO COMBATTING UNLAWFUL UNION BEHAVIOUR ON CONSTRUCTION SITES (FED)

Joint statement by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Australian Industry Group and Business Council of Australia – Unlawful behaviour by unions on Australia’s building and construction sites may reach crisis point unless Parliament acts now to restore the Australian Building and Construction Commission. As groups representing businesses that employ millions of Australians across […]

NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION PRODUCT REGISTER (NCPR) DATABASE

Issues including non-conforming high-tensile bolts, electrical cable and asbestos in cement board has focussed attention on the need to  check whether construction products conform to the appropriate standards.

NATSPEC will assist the Australian construction industry mitigate the risk of non-conforming products by setting up a National Construction Products Register.  The NCPR, expected to be launched […]

ASIC WARNS DIRECTORS OF CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES USING FALSE DECLARATIONS

As part of its ongoing work to curb illegal phoenix activity, ASIC has completed a proactive surveillance program that monitored the integrity of the payment systems in the Australian building and construction industry. The surveillance program, carried out during the 2014/15 financial year, targeted eight large commercial construction projects across New South Wales, Victoria and Qld. […]

NSW FIRE CERTIFICATION TO UNDERGO A TOTAL OVERHAUL

NSW FIRE CERTIFICATION TO UNDERGO A TOTAL OVERHAUL AFTER DAMNING REVIEW

The state government says it will rewrite the law governing the way NSW buildings are certified after a damning review found practices for ensuring apartment fire safety were “totally ineffectual” and had caused unsafe buildings to be approved.

The government will announce on Wednesday […]

2016 NATIONAL AIB PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Media Release – 2016 National AIB Professional Excellence Awards

The Australian Institute of Building recently announced the 2016 AIB National Professional Excellence in Building Awards in Melbourne, Victoria.

 

The presentation of the awards was made at a gala awards dinner at the Park Hyatt Melbourne, which was attended by the building and construction industry’s […]

EDGEWATER STATION MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK ON TRACK (WA)

A new $29.5 million multi-storey car park at Edgewater Station is on track for completion by the end of the year. Construction of the 1,450 bay car park started earlier this year and the project, which will deliver 560 new bays at Edgewater Station, is about 70 per cent complete. Transport Minister Dean Nalder said […]

GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO WORK WITH INDUSTRY ON ASBESTOS IMPORTS (FED)

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Australia’s largest business network, welcomes the findings of the Asbestos Importation Review Report and encourages the Government to work with industry representatives to communicate consistent messages to stakeholders. The report by KGH Border Services AB, released last week, examined the effectiveness of the Department of Immigration and Border […]