Building and Construction

Albany Men's Shed ukelele luthiers

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 19:56

Kim Lofts on ukelele

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 19:56

Ukelele Men's Shed participants

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 19:56

What lies beneath the cracks in Opal Tower — and buildings across Australia

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 05:55

Building defects in apartment blocks like those found in Sydney's Opal Tower are far from unusual. We need to identify the systemic flaws contributing to them.

'Safety lower than required': What the Opal Tower report actually says

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 06:08

The Opal Tower interim report, written by some of the state's most senior independent engineers after a more than two weeks of investigation, went some way in giving residents answers as to what went wrong.

Opal Tower report reveals 'structural design and construction issues'

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 13:38
Cracks found in the tower initially led to fears it would collapse.

'Australian nightmare': Residents vent as Opal Tower report released

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:25

Engineers engaged by the NSW Government say damaged beams need to be repaired and strengthened in the 34-storey Opal Tower, which was evacuated just before Christmas after a large crack was found.

Construction - Group shot

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 15:01

Calendar boy tradies bare all for mental health

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 15:01

A group of tradesmen strip off their high-vis and embrace their cheeky side to raise awareness for suicide prevention in regional WA.

Nude group

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 15:01

Construction - tractor group shot

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 15:01

January

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 15:01

Cathan

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 15:01

Jim McDonald

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 15:01

Frustrations boil over as NT construction sector records worst month on record

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 18:30

Chief Minister Michael Gunner is confronted by an angry businesswoman while attempting to spruik his Government's construction sector stimulus program.

Apartment building bust picks up speed, with 'further falls' predicted

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 11:48

Australian construction trends are looking bleak as the number of building approvals fall by almost a third since last year — with the number of new apartment development plans halving.

Fatberg clogs UK sewer drain

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 08:15
A sewer in the United Kingdom has been clogged by a fatberg measuring 64 metres in length.

'It's been devastating': Some Opal Tower residents face six-week wait to go home

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 06:31

Some residents of Sydney's damaged Opal Tower are facing up to six more weeks living in a hotel before they find out if their apartment is safe, while others say they have been left out of pocket paying for alternative accommodation.