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  1. | 26 Jul 2013

    ABIC MW-2018 User Guide

    The Australian Building Industry Contract (ABIC) suite of documents has now been marketed for seven years. The contract is regularly reviewed. This document sets out the changes made by the ABIC joint venture to the main contract during 2007 and 2008, marketed as the 2008 version of the Major Works Contract MW-2008.

  1. | 6 Jun 2013

    Building Documentation

    When applying for a building permit, the documents required need to be to a “ready for construction” standard. The minimum requirements for a building project when it comes to documenting can be summarised as: Drawings or Plans – These describe visually, what will be built, where the building is situated, the size of rooms and […]

  1. | 6 Jun 2013

    Efflorescence on Bricks

    The growth of white crystals on the surfaces of brickwork and blockwork is called efflorescence and is a common problem particularly in high rainfall areas. Efflorescence is caused by the presence of water-soluble salts which occur naturally in cement-water mixtures. The salts are brought to the surface of bricks or blocks as hydroxides when the […]