Insights
A Quick Guide To Queensland’s New Plumbing and Drainage Laws
By Dean Carter – Hydraulic Designer The Queensland Government has passed some new laws relating to plumbing and drainage. Queensland’s plumbers and drainers, builders, developers,…
The QBCC Cladding Assessment: Everything you need to know.
The QBCC cladding assessment is an initiative designed to assist building owners and property managers deliver on their obligations under new legislation introduced on October…
How to do a basic building fire safety risk assessment
A building fire safety risk assessment is an essential process that will occur at least once, if not multiple times, in the lifetime of any…
The revision to sprinkler standard AS2118.1-2017: What does it cover….and what does it mean?
By Koroush Keshavarz – Principal Fire Engineer The new revision of the sprinkler standard has finally been adopted by the Building Code of Australia. The…
Safer Buildings deadlines for combustible cladding extended for building owners
It was announced yesterday that the Queensland Government will provide an extension to the compliance period for Part 2 and Part 3a of its Safer…
Councils crack down on approvals for temporary building site structures and amenities
By Rory O’Malley – Hydraulic Principal Recently we’ve been informed that Queensland Building & Construction Commission (QBCC) and local council authorities are cracking down in…
Looking to add additional utility metering to your multi-tenant retail facility? Answer these 4 questions first.
By Shawn Sellick – Principal Mechanical Engineer. As building services engineers, we’re often asked by clients to incorporate additional utility meters (over and above the standard…
The Future of Health Design: My 6 key insights from the 2018 World Hospital Congress and the Health Care/Health Design Forum
By Russell Lamb – Managing Director. What will hospitals of the future look like? All of us who work in health design have a significant…
How to make future design provisions for solar installations: a case study for architects
By Duncan Stegmann – Electrical Engineer.   Like many technological developments, solar photovoltaic (PV) technology has matured a lot over the years and is now…
How to sell an aged care bed: an interview with Jordan Fitzgerald from Marketplace Strategy Solutions
By Nicholas Danicic – Electrical Engineer.   “The target market is the sons, daughters and families of the potential residents. Very few elderly people self-admit…