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THE AUSSIE ALUMINIUM COMPOSITE PANELS (ACP) CLADDING CRISIS (PART II)

MELBOURNESpencer Street Tower, MelbournePhoto credit: The Age, SIMONE FOX KOOB PART II – HOW DO OWNERS HANDLE THEIR LIABILITY ARISING FROM THE EXISTENCE OF ACP ON THEIR BUILDINGS? Recently, the Lacrosse Tower fire of 2014 was in court. Judgement was found against four parties; the Builder, Architect, Fire Consultant and Principal Certifier. The largest share […]

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THE AUSSIE ALUMINIUM COMPOSITE PANELS (ACP) CLADDING CRISIS (PART I)

MELBOURNE, LACROSSE TOWERPHOTO CREDIT: ARCHITECTUREAU, Metropolitan Fire Brigade. PART I – HOW DID IT HAPPEN?ACP is popular all over the world. Notable known failures include: Lacrosse Tower, Melbourne in 2014 Dubai Hotel Fire (NYE) in 2016 Grenfell Tower, London in 2017 Spencer Street Tower, Melbourne in 2019 How many others have been kept quiet? Why […]

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN BUILDINGS

Europe is leading the way, it’s time the rest of the world caught up! In light of the growing issue of global warming, a movement towards renewable energy sources and a goal to decrease CO2 emissions, the construction industry needs to better realise its responsibility to play its part. The building sector is responsible for […]

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