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 […]
Design practitioners have choice in which compliance pathway they follow to meet housing energy efficiency requirements in the National Construction Code (NCC). The Australian Building Codes Board’s new NCC continuing professional development (CPD) course on housing energy efficiency will enhance the understanding of those designing and delivering Class 1 residential buildings and some Class 10a […]
A message to our built environment community With the COVID-19 situation across the nation and Sydney in particular unfolding rapidly and the expansion of the lockdowns directly impacting the built environment sector, forcing site closures, building tenancy challenges and supply chain disruption, we have made the difficult decision to cancel DesignBUILD and Total Facilities (TFX) […]
Marking the next step in a two-year collaboration the MoU will see the U.S. National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) work with experts from the UK’s Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) on the development of a national BIM program for the U.S. supporting international alignment on technical standards for the built environment. The US-UK collaboration […]
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, […]
A specialist in the delivery of utility services, infrastructure, mining and urban development across Australia and New Zealand, Calibre Diona works closely with utility providers, mining houses, developers, councils and government departments.
The UK’s leading platform for innovation and technology in the built environment, Digital Construction Week (DCW), has announced its foray into Australia with a launch at DesignBUILD 2021. This global expansion of the brand is set to promote investment in growth markets like Australia and signifies the future direction of the industry.
DesignBUILD exhibitors are now eligible to cover costs as part of $50M Australian Business Events Grants Program, announced by the Federal Government.
Most construction professionals engage with their cloud-based applications to work without a second thought – but there’s a large, expansive world behind each click, share and comment. This article was originally published on the Built blog by Bluebeam.
In response to continuing uncertainty in terms of public gatherings and ongoing domestic and international travel restrictions, we have made the difficult decision to reschedule the May 2021 edition of DesignBUILD. The event will now take place from 11 to 13 October 2021, in Sydney at the ICC Sydney. It has become increasingly clear through […]