Australia Could Soon Have The Best Concrete Standards in the World


International concrete standards aren’t sufficient to address problems such as premature deterioriation which is why changes have been proposed to the criteria for Australian concrete durability.

If the proposed changes are implemented, Australia would be the world leader in concrete standards with the development of more sustainable, longer-lasting construction materials.

Experts say in addition to establishing higher standards for concrete requirements, we also need to see an increase in the quality of construction practices.

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When and When Not to Use Steel Screw Piers

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The Queensland Building and Construction Commission provides some advice for tradies on the use of steel screw piers.

In a post on QBCC’s website, the importance of using screw piers (also known as screw piles) correctly is addressed because the consequences of incorrect installation can be costly.

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Tradies Warned to Protect Themselves Against Musculoskeletal Injuries

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is reminding tradespeople about the importance of safety in the workplace, especially wherever there is a risk of musculoskeletal injuries, which are common among tradespeople.

This video was created in conjunction with Tradie National Health Month to highlight the importance of tradie safety…



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