Some action at last on non-compliant work and non-conforming products

Sweeping audits of high-rise buildings, new taskforces and a new reporting hub for suspected non-conforming products are among initiatives announced in the past week as authorities race to stop a Grenfell Tower-like fire from happening here. Chair of the Building Ministers’ Forum and assistant minister for industry, innovation and science Craig Laundy this week announced […]

The facts on fire risk and exposed insulation in industrial buildings

For many developers of industrial sheds, warehouses and other no-frills properties, adding extra internal linings beyond what the building code requires is not a priority. According to an independent technical report undertaken by professional fire engineer Benjamin Hughes-Brown from Ignis Solutions, for many of these buildings exposed insulation on internal walls and ceilings counts as […]