Building and Construction

Fire-gutted 'architectural masterpiece' restored to former glory

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 11:31

Can you re-create art without the artist? An iconic Iwan Iwanoff brutalist-style home in Perth's western suburbs has been rebuilt using the original 1960s blueprints, and the results are striking.

Two building companies collapse amid national housing downturn

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 13:18

Two South Australian building companies have collapsed, and another is facing court action, as pressure from the national housing downturn continues.

Why aluminium composite cladding can be a lethal fire risk, and the obvious way to reduce it

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 06:59

It took just 90 minutes for fire to race up 20 storeys of the Grenfell Tower, thanks to its combustible aluminium composite panels. But there are ways of making buildings safe — and not all involve tearing off and replacing cladding.

Construction workers descend using temporary stairs on a major construction site in central Sydney

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 08:21
Construction workers descend using temporary stairs on a major construction site in central Sydney June 13, 2013.

Construction worker has a smoko

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 08:20
A construction worker smokes a cigarette as he looks at his mobile phone on a worksite in Sydney, Australia, June 30, 2017.

Sydney Football Stadium demolition can resume, court rules

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 10:17

The Sydney Football Stadium can now be dismantled after NSW's Land and Environment Court dismisses an application to extend an injunction on hard demolition works at the facility.

'Dripping with arrogance': Sydney Football Stadium dismantled despite legal challenge

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 13:03

Despite an ongoing legal challenge, bobcats and diggers are dismantling the Sydney Football Stadium in Moore Park — and the NSW Opposition Leader says the Government has got "a bit of explaining to do".