Learn About New Materials Being Utilised in Building Construction

Exploring the latest innovations in building materials and technologies is essential for building inspectors and surveyors committed to ensuring compliance, enhancing safety, and adopting sustainable practices.

March 14, 2024

AFS Logic Wall - The New Standard in Type A and B Construction

Recent clarifications in building codes have specified that certain materials, such as Dincel and AFS rediwall, are not permissible in buildings required to be of Type A and B construction due to fire safety concerns. In response, AFS has introduced a compliant system known as the AFS Logic Wall. This innovative system is designed to meet stringent fire safety standards without the use of any combustible materials in the external walls, marking a significant advancement in construction materials that prioritise safety and compliance. The AFS Logic Wall system offers a reliable solution for projects requiring Type A and B construction, combining strength, durability, and fire resistance in a single, efficient package.

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Revolutionising Construction: The Rise of 3D Printed Homes

The construction industry stands on the brink of a technological revolution with the introduction of 3D printing for building homes. This groundbreaking approach not only promises to significantly reduce construction times and costs but also poses intriguing questions regarding employment, skills, and compliance with the Building Code of Australia (BCA). As 3D printed structures become more prevalent, understanding how these homes achieve BCA compliance, and the impact on traditional construction roles, becomes increasingly important.  

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EV Chargers: A New Challenge for Fire Safety in Buildings

The proliferation of electric vehicle (EV) chargers in residential and commercial buildings presents new considerations for fire safety. Unlike traditional fires, those involving EV batteries require different suppression techniques and present unique risks within conventional building structures. With the right understanding and preparation, we can ensure that the integration of EV charging infrastructure into buildings is both safe and sustainable.

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