10-12 May 2022
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Policy & Trends

Building to the right standard

Oct 12, 2021 Policy & Trends

The National Construction Code (NCC) addresses many aspects of building design, construction and performance that have evolved with time. These include new materials, new methodologies and improvements to fire safety, thermal performance and energy efficiency. What it does not do is contain details of every design and construction requirement for a building, plumbing or drainage […]

ABCB’s NCC CPD course builds design practitioners’ understanding of fire safety 

Jun 24, 2021 Policy & Trends

The development of fire safety regulations of the built environment to minimise the impact of fire is an evolving process.  This means practitioners need to regularly maintain and refresh their knowledge of the National Construction Code (NCC) fire safety provisions so they can stay-up-to date with change and innovation. This new Fire Safety course is primarily targeted at design practitioners, however, […]

Construction Industry Insights from ACIF

Jul 29, 2020 Policy & Trends

The July/August Update Report 2020 is now available, this time with a focus on employment. Gain valuable insights from the thoughts and perspectives of key industry stakeholders today.

Product Conformity: Foundation to Improve Industry Accountability

May 7, 2020 Policy & Trends

NATSPEC have worked with various stakeholders to develop the NCPR Conformity Starter Pack. A multi-staged education package assisting both Australian and the global supply chain to meet the conformity requirements of Australian building practitioners.

4 trends in AEC reality capture: Digging into USIBD’s latest report

Jan 22, 2020 Policy & Trends

Industry heavy weights come together to form an industry analysis

Australia’s Got Talent: Is the construction industry losing the war for talent?

Aug 16, 2018 Policy & Trends

Faced with a decline in personnel but an increase in workload, the construction industry is turning inward to analyse management practices and challenge traditional recruiting and retention strategies. A flag has been raised to increase the industry’s ability to attract, develop, and retain top talent.

Federal Budget 2018: what has been promised for the architecture, building, construction and design industries?

Jun 12, 2018 Policy & Trends

Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison handed down the 2018/19 Federal Budget in Parliament last month on May 8, with plenty of measures and initiatives impacting the building and construction industries.

Combustible cladding legislation – what does it mean for Victoria?

Mar 13, 2018 Policy & Trends

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.

New Part 3 for AS 3850 and national guidance material imminent

Mar 12, 2018 Policy & Trends

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.

Safety First: House Building Regulations in Australia

Mar 9, 2018 Policy & Trends

Following the 2014 Lacrosse fire, there has been heightened concern and discipline within the building sector to strictly comply with the relevant house building regulations in Australia.

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