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 […]
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, […]
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.
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.
Industry heavy weights come together to form an industry analysis
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.