Why fire safety is more about people than products

Phones are ringing off the hook at the peak fire protection associations as governments and building owners scramble to mitigate the threat of fire risk in multi-storey buildings.

Non-compliant building materials back in spotlight as occupancy permits refused for Iglu student units

The Queensland state government has refused to issue occupancy permits for Iglu’s new student unit building in Mary Street, Brisbane, after concerns were raised about non-conforming cladding and its similarity to the aluminium composite panelling implicated in fires in Dubai on New Year’s Eve and at the Lacrosse fire at Docklands in Melbourne last year.