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This Australian Invention Could Stop Buildings Collapsing during Earthquakes

Researchers at the Centre for Built Infrastructure Research at the University of Technology Sydney believe they may have discovered the solution to protecting buildings from earthquakes. Led by associate professor Behzad Fatahi and supported by Ruoshi Xu, the team believe

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How Technology Will Change Construction in 2017

What technological developments can we expect to see within the construction industries in 2017? Well according to a post on Spatialsource.com.au we can expect an uptake in construction spending across Australia which will impact the technology we see. We can

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Katherine Construction Site Blaze

A construction site in Katherine suffered considerable damage following an alleged arson. Northern Territory police have called for information about the fire at the building site on Riverbank Drive recently. The fire caused considerable damage to an excavator and bobcat

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Over 900 Non-compliant Doors Removed from Perth Children’s Hospital

A builder has installed more than 900 faulty door frames at the Perth’s Children Hospital. The 935 door frames will have to be replaced at the cost of the builder, after being installed by a Chinese owned company. The company

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Mud Used to Build Houses in The Future

The Smithsonian Institute celebrated its 40th anniversary as the World’s largest Museum and Research Centre and made 40 predictions for the next 4 decades. One of the most interesting predictions made relating to construction was that sophisticated buildings will be

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CFMEU Wants All States to Review Cladding Products

The CFMEU says all states should conduct an urgent audit of aluminium cladding products after it came to light that cheap, imported, sub-standard aluminium cladding was behind the fire at the 21-storey apartment complex at Docklands in November 2014. The product

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Record Levels of Home Building Activity Boost Building Materials Prices

Figures released by The Australian Bureau of Standards show that as housing construction activity remains high in most parts of the country, the high demand has also boosted the cost of building materials. Consumers will feel the pinch particularly when

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