How Technical Due Diligence can spot the best property investments & save owners headaches down the track
October 9, 2020

To buy or not to buy, that is the million-dollar question. If you’ve got a hand in the commercial property market, now must feel like a frenetic mix of instability mixing with promising opportunity. A strange cocktail of risk and reward for sure. On balance, there seems to be a number of reasons Property firms […]

Industry Update, News, Technical Advisory
Employers caught out by legal requirements as Work from Home surges during COVID-19
April 15, 2020

It is said that you need to treat your house like an office when Working from Home. Believe it or not, this is a requirement by law. The aggression we’re seeing across the expansion of COVID-19 has exposed a glaring deficiency in the Business Continuity plans of several organisations and left many to hurriedly adapt […]

Industry Update, News, Thought Leadership
Avoiding liability during COVID-19: How to maintain Safety Measures and Emergency Planning Compliance during building vacancy or inactivity
March 20, 2020

The rapid acceleration of COVID-19 as a point of global concern has caused an equally sharp rise in popularity, and necessity, for Work from Home arrangements in order for employers to maintain employee health and safety. The flow on effect of this mass transition is creating a larger number of temporarily vacant workplaces, offices and […]

Industry Update, News, Technical Advisory
Australia’s Cladding Landscape: 2019 review and 2020 forecast
January 7, 2020

2019 has been a year of rising concern against relatively steady but modest progress, as Government and Industry seek to deal with the issues surrounding the use of non-conforming and unsafe building materials, particularly combustible Aluminium Composite Panels (ACPs) Concerns this year have also included the rising cost and availability of the prescribed level of […]

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Bulletin: Two weeks remain for QLD Building owners to complete Stage 3 of the Combustible Cladding Checklist
October 15, 2019

Two weeks remain for building owners in Queensland to complete part 3 of the Safer Buildings Combustible Cladding Checklist. This stage requires building owners in Queensland to engage an RPEQ Certified Fire Engineer and register their details through three two of the online Combustible Cladding Checklist. This regulation only applies to owners of buildings which […]

Industry Update, Technical Advisory
State Governments to allow certifiers to continue practicing for the time being, but expose long-term risks.
July 15, 2019

State Governments are moving to protect certifiers and building practitioners who would be otherwise ineligible to practice under insurance exclusions. The Queensland state government was the first to speak publicly on allowing practitioners unable to obtain insurance without cladding related exclusions to continue practicing for the time being. At the time of writing, the New […]

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Cladding, Professional Indemnity Insurance and Building Certifiers: Your questions answered.
June 14, 2019

Our increasing knowledge of the risks posed by unsafe cladding products has understandably given rise to the continued growth of public interest and awareness of the issue. In the past year alone, media reporting has grown significantly with regards to cladding related stories, mirroring your concerns as owners and occupants in the built-form as to […]

Industry Update, News
Cladding Update – Safer Buildings
April 2, 2019

With the recent Registration date of 29 march 2019 passing, Building Owners and Body Corporate or property managers now move into the next phase of the Safer buildings and combustible cladding requirements. Phase 2 of the requirement has a deadline of 29th of May. By this date building owners must complete Part 2 of the […]

Industry Update, Technical Advisory
What’s new for the NCC in 2019?
February 19, 2019

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has released a preview document for the 2019 National Construction Code (NCC) earlier this month, an industry standard document which outlines building codes and regulations nationwide. This year’s edition is scheduled to be adopted on May 1st, with conditions related to the Energy Efficiency Transition section of the document […]

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Combustible Cladding in 2019: What to expect in the year ahead
February 8, 2019

Combustible Cladding and other Non-Conforming Building Products were a key focus for Government, the Built-Form industry and globally in 2018. From the outside, members of the community have been justifiably concerned for the not only the safety of their current dwellings, but for the safety of any new or existing dwelling they may come to […]

Industry Update, News, Technical Advisory