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Lawfirm questions cladding taskforce over building audit

A State Government fire safety and cladding Taskforce — set up to assess thousands of buildings in response to the deadly Grenfell Tower inferno — has been investigated for it’s methods to identify buildings at risk. An investigation conducted by Carroll and O’Dea Lawyers has questioned the methods used in the statewide audit by a… Read more »

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Cladding – New Approval Requirements in NSW

Reliance on CodeMark Certificates will no longer be enough. New requirements come into effect on 22 October 2018 requiring certain performance solutions for external cladding in class 2 to 9 buildings of Type A and B construction to be referred to the NSW Fire and Rescue. The EPA Regulation (Identification of Buildings with External Combustible… Read more »

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BCA Logic Awarded Building Surveying Team of the Year

Building Surveying Team of the Year –  NSW AIBS Recognition of Professional Excellence Awards Ceremony BCA Logic takes pride to share with all our clients and colleagues that we were awarded the Building Surveying Team of 2018 at the NSW AIBS Recognition of Professional Excellence Awards Ceremony held last Monday, 2nd July 2018. The award… Read more »

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BCA Logic are joining the 5th International Tall Building Fire Safety Conference in London

BCA Logic are proud to announce that our Fire Engineering Manager, MC Hui, will be taking part in the 5th International Tall Building Fire Safety Conference in London. The conference which is delivered over 3 days (19-21 June 2018) brings together experts from around the world to discuss fire safety Best Practice, engineering and risk… Read more »

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Aluminium Composite Material – What you should know

Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) also known as Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP) is a building material that is commonly used as a lining to external walls. The Aluminium Composite Material has an aluminium sheet at the front and back and a central core material. The ACM is typically 5-6 mm thick. The core is made of… Read more »

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Stuart Boyce joins panel of experts for the Combustible Cladding – Industry Forum

Our director Stuart Boyce was asked to join a panel of experts for the Combustible Cladding – Industry Forum held by Macquarie Group. The panel was made up of Strata, Legal and Insurance experts, with Stuart representing the Built industry. The forum was held to address the significant impact the ‘cladding crisis’ has had on… Read more »

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Director Stuart Boyce provides information on ACP Cladding at Figgis & Jefferson Seminar

Our Director Stuart Boyce was invited to speak at the Figgis Jefferson Tepa Breakfast Event on Friday to provide information on ACP Cladding. The presentation focused on the factors which have contributed to the issue of ACP Cladding such as the interpretation of regulations, as well as discussing BCA compliance and the impending changes to… Read more »

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“Cladding is the asbestos of 2017”

Our Director Allan Harriman joined a panel of experts on Thursday evening to address a strata fire safety forum in Sydney. The forum was called as a result of concerns by apartment residents following a series of fires around the world caused by defective cladding. For every 10 apartment blocks in Australia with aluminium cladding,… Read more »

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NABERS Rating Services & New Legislation

NABERS (National Australian Building Environment Rating System) What is NABERS? In Australia, government and industry have been working together to drive sustainability in commercial buildings for over a decade. Every building has an impact on the environment. In fact, buildings use 40% of the world’s energy, emit 40% of the world’s carbon footprint, and use… Read more »

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Fire safety reforms to put consumers first

Families across New South Wales will be safer in their homes with the announcement of a wide-ranging fire safety package by the state government. Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean said the 10 point plan was Australia’s most comprehensive response to the issues around London’s Grenfell Tower fire last month. The 10 point plan includes:… Read more »

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