Buildings will no longer perform without PropTech, here’s what you should know
Author: Kieran Balmaceda When is the ideal time to consider PropTech? Now. We are now at a point where the technology is here and readily available, and will impact every owner, operator and user of the built-environment. The rate of growth in the sector as…
Bulletin: Two weeks remain for QLD Building owners to complete Stage 3 of the Combustible Cladding Checklist
Two weeks remain for building owners in Queensland to complete part 3 of the Safer Buildings Combustible Cladding Checklist.
Property Technology & the value of Integration: Know the five Cs
Author: Kieran Balmaceda The average business utilises around fifty different tech products each day. Information has to bounce from mobiles to laptops to software, not to mention stakeholders and decision makers. For most, these are seldom connected or directly compatible with one another, and naturally…
Why you should consider digitised and immersive solutions to deliver training and inductions.
If you oversee large development projects or manage a property portfolio, or any stage between, you have a responsibility to make sure everyone on site is effectively trained and able to work safely. They could be your own staff, occupants or contractors visiting your site.
What you’re looking for is a way to deliver training that’s high quality, costs less and where trainees genuinely retain information for the long-term.
With the emergence of digital and immersive training platforms, this is now possible.
State Governments to allow certifiers to continue practicing for the time being, but expose long-term risks.
Author | Editor: Kieran Balmaceda Subject Matter Expert: Craig Humphries State Governments are moving to protect certifiers and building practitioners who would be otherwise ineligible to practice under insurance exclusions. The Queensland state government was the first to speak…
Cladding, Professional Indemnity Insurance and Building Certifiers: Your questions answered.
Our increasing knowledge of the risks posed by unsafe cladding products has understandably given rise to the continued growth of public interest and awareness of the issue. In the past year alone, media reporting has grown significantly with regards to cladding related stories, mirroring your concerns as owners and occupants in the built-form as to what measures are being taken and what solutions are being discussed by Government and industry bodies. Certifiers and building practitioners face their own challenges also. The ability to possess mandatory insurance has since become a major concern too, as building certifiers must meet certain requirements such that they are granted a license to practice.
In review: Greg Payne at the 2019 NCC Symposium
Author: Greg Payne – National Manager – Building Surveying Sub-Writer and Editor: Kieran Balmaceda 2019 marks the start of a significant three-year transformation of the National Construction Code (NCC), as a range of amendments and improvements are implemented to existing regulations and…
Cladding Update – Safer Buildings
With the recent Registration date of 29 march 2019 passing, Building Owners and Body Corporate or property managers now move into the next phase of the Safer buildings and combustible cladding requirements. Phase 2 of the requirement has a deadline of 29th of May. By…
What’s new for the NCC in 2019?
The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has released a preview document for the 2019 National Construction Code (NCC) earlier this month, an industry standard document which outlines building codes and regulations nationwide. Click here to read Hendry’s analysis and summary of major changes coming in the next edition.