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  • Accord QS – Rooftop reclamation

    Accord QS – Rooftop reclamation

    Rooftop Reclamation raises an interesting question. With the increasing density of our cities, Australians are starting to rethink how our urban space is configured. With space at such a premium, why is it that so much of our urban area is inaccessible or underutilised? I’m referring to the rooftops (and most balconies and terraces) of medium to ...

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  • ACCORD QS Dispute Resolution

    ACCORD QS Dispute Resolution

    Dispute Resolution is a fact of life. Building disputes can be resolved in a variety of judicial and quasi-judicial forums, three of the most common being arbitration, courts and tribunals. Often, the building contract will have a contractual provision that dictates which forum will be used to resolve a dispute. Unless there is an Act of Parliamen...

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  • Accord QS – Not enough Homes

    Accord QS – Not enough Homes

    There are not enough homes being built for families, in Australia. Wind back to the mid-1980s and single detached houses accounted for more than three in four new dwellings approved for construction throughout Australia. Today, however, and more than four in 10 approvals nationally are for semi-detached or non-detached dwellings (townhouses, units, fl...

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  • Accord QS – Shipping Containers

    Accord QS – Shipping Containers

    Shipping containers were all the buzz a few years ago, finding uses as pop-up food trucks and retail stores or placed in tourist locations for exclusive views. Now a skyscraper competition has reignited the conversation demonstrating the opportunity for shipping containers to provide housing solutions, particularly for vulnerable communities. Alon...

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  • Accord QS News – Building Jobs Surge