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@Chris Flynn Chris, totally agree with your comments on 'inhibit innovation'. As an architect myself, I do firmly believe in understanding the deemed to satisfy requirements and working with it to …

Wei on Why construction standards need to be free

I tried to access relevant Australia standards to undertake some work on safe engineering practices in regard to rigging for a community theatre group and discovered how aggressively standards access …

Simon on Why construction standards need to be free

From designing my residence and driveway, to Quality Control onsite ... I've had no end of trouble finding the standards. Only a few libraries have access to them. The draftsman, and tradies, had litt…

Liz G on Why construction standards need to be free

Thank you for this thoughtful and timely article. I have long believed that all Australian Standards should be free and that the taxpayer revenue benefit of selling standards is annulled by the fact …

Lynda on Why construction standards need to be free

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