Making a case for Blockchain in the Proptech Industry – Craig Humphries looks at the future of business in the Built-Form.
Author: Craig Humphries Sub-Writer and Editor: Kieran Balmaceda Last week I was asked to attend a panel discussion and presentation with the Pacific Rim Real Estate Society (PRRES) at Melbourne University, presenting on the subject of “Blockchain technology as an emerging platform for the Proptech…
Bricks and Mortar: How to optimise every layer of your asset portfolio.
National Operations Manager for Asset Optimisation Heshan Samarawickrama explores the current state of Asset Optimisation in the Built-Form and how to plan your Asset Optimisation and Management Strategy.
Addressing the future of Asbestos Management in Australia – A review with Andrew Pakenham
Asbestos continues to be a pressing issue in Australia. The ability to devise and implement a robust Asbestos Management Plan tailored to your requirements will ensure that asbestos management and removal works are carried out in a safe and effective manner, Andrew Pakenham reports.
Will your PII ensure adequate risk coverage? VBA issues bulletin regarding Professional Indemnity Insurance
In a bulletin released earlier this month, the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) has announced their intention to “continue enquiries to ensure practitioners hold the required insurance… requiring the production of evidence that surveyors hold PII policies that are compliant with the Ministerial Order.”
Western Australian Government issues Bulletin on Performance Solutions for Housing Projects
The Western Australian Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Building and Energy have released a bulletin this month to discuss “guidance on developing performance solutions for housing projects.” The document seeks to provide background on key considerations which Building professionals should consider in developing…
NSW Fair Trading Enacts Ban on Unsafe Cladding
The Fair-Trading division of the New South Wales Government’s Department of Finance has established an immediate ban on the use of Combustible Aluminium Cladding in residential and commercial buildings, as part of an ongoing effort to prevent the identified risks of rapid vertical spread of…
Victorian Building Interim Regulations 2017 Repealed
This weekend the Victorian Building Interim Regulations 2017 were repealed. New building regulations have been legislated (Building Regulations 2018) including several changes affecting all Victorian registered building practitioners, the industry within which they operate and those in the community who intend to undertake building work….
Combustible Cladding Risk Assessment
Building owners and property professionals will need to be aware that relevant statutory authorities have now accelerated an investigation into Combustible Cladding on advice from the Various State Governments. Industry experts estimate there may be more than five thousand buildings in Victoria alone that contain…
Emergency Planning for 2018
As the landscape of our towns, cities, homes and workplaces changes we are seeing new emergency planning challenges faced by building/facility owners/managers, occupiers and employees. These challenges are being driven by: An increase of mixed-use developments seeing occupants live, work and play in the same…