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Why developers are delaying or abandoning half the apartments they planned to build
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 01:02:09 +1100

The oversupply of apartments is starting to bite, with 40,000 jobs lost and abandoned projects piling up. But it's likely to get worse before it gets better, writes Phillip Lasker.

An abandoned building site in Cronulla
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 23:25:58 +1100
Fire-gutted 'architectural masterpiece' restored to former glory
Sun, 17 Mar 2019 11:31:01 +1100

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, 13 Mar 2019 13:18:24 +1100

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

The less expensive way to reduce the fire risk of some cladding
Tue, 12 Mar 2019 06:59:55 +1100

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 completely replacing cladding.

Construction workers descend using temporary stairs on a major construction site in central Sydney
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 08:21:30 +1100
Construction workers descend using temporary stairs on a major construction site in central Sydney June 13, 2013.
Construction worker has a smoko
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 08:20:29 +1100
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, 08 Mar 2019 10:17:23 +1100

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, 07 Mar 2019 13:03:55 +1100

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".