building materials

Unions threaten work ban as asbestos detections triple

Detection of asbestos imports have tripled over the past year, and unions are threatening to ban working with materials from offending countries until the federal government takes decisive action.

Grenfell: greed agenda, not green agenda to blame

In the aftermath of the tragic Grenfell tower inferno, certain sections of the media have come out on the attack against government climate change policies they say are to blame.

Australian leadership: zero carbon cement possible in 10 years

Cement creates more carbon emissions than every car in the world combined, but Beyond Zero Emissions has cooked up a plan for Australia to lead the world with a zero carbon cement industry. And one that could help reverse job losses through the closure of coal plants.

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Governments have burnt up trust on cladding

The failure of all three tiers of government to deal with the problems associated with non-complying aluminium cladding has created a massive trust deficit amongst strata owners who’ve been left to pick up the tab for a problem of others’ creation.

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Smart glass gets smarter with gradation-tint

Japanese scientists have developed a smart window that can not only alternate between light and dark, but can produce various shades of tint across its surface.