The fatal consequences of failing to comply with fire safety standards

The Fatal Consequences of Failing To Comply With Fire Safety Standards

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The recent New South Wales Coroner’s report into the 2012 death of a Sydney woman tragically highlights the dangers of failing to maintain fire safety standards in residential towers. Two women were forced to jump from a fifth floor balcony as their Bankstown apartment was consumed by fire. One was killed and the other seriously injured.

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Safety safety complinace in Queensland

Fire Safety Compliance in Queensland

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In July 2008 the Queensland Government introduced the Building Fire Safety Regulation. The legislation applies to all buildings in Queensland except free standing houses, townhouses and sheds.
The legislation is largely focused on the duties and responsibilities of the owner of the building. In strata communities, the body corporate is the owner of the building. As the body corporate is constituted by all lot owners of the building, the duties, responsibilities, and penalties for non-compliance under the legislation fall squarely with the body corporate i.e. all lot owners.

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Focus on maintenance pays dividend

Focus On Maintenance Pays Dividends

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The different demands of managing property are often at odds. Indeed, many discussions at a body corporate level are between some that want to invest to secure asset value and some that want to keep costs down. Ultimately, the majority rules but the committee must

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Fire door sets in Queensland

Fire Door Sets in Queensland

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Fire doors are installed to Australian Standard (AS) 1905.1. It references fire doors as the complete assembly (fire door set).  A fire door set includes the frame, door and hardware fitted to the door set. The Australian Standard requires that all fittings to the fire

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The 5 p's for Queensland

The 5 “P’s”. Prior planning prevents poor performance… for Queensland

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We get a lot of body corporate committees come to us complaining about the state of their building and common property. Dirty Broken Tired Infested Overgrown Peeling Rotten Rusted… We hear it all, and when it comes down to it, no one at the building

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The 5 p's for New South Wales

The 5 “P’s”. Prior planning prevents poor performance… for NSW

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We get a lot of Owners Corporation committees come to us complaining about the state of their building and common property. Dirty Broken Tired Infested Overgrown Peeling Rotten Rusted… We hear it all, and when it comes down to it, no one at the building

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The 5 p's for Victoria

The 5 “P’s”. Prior planning prevents poor performance… for Victoria

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We get a lot of owners corporation committees come to us complaining about the state of their building and common property. Dirty Broken Tired Infested Overgrown Peeling Rotten Rusted… We hear it all, and when it comes down to it, no-one at the building has

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3 ways to manage your Body Corporate

3 Ways To Manage Your Body Corporate

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It is important to understand the different ways in which a body corporate can be managed in order to make the best decision for your strata community. In strata, overseeing major projects is not an easy process as it is collectively dealing with people’s homes

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Balancing the demands of building management

Balancing the demands of Building Management

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By Chris Nezmah Back in July 2012 we published an article that dealt with the four keys to successfully managing a building. It is now 12 months on and after talking with many more body corporate committees and building managers; we can state that the keys

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Better value for your maintenance spend

Better value for your maintenance spend!

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At Star BMS we specialise in delivering second to none service in facilities management, project management, cleaning, refurbishment, landscaping and architecture. Additionally, we want to ensure we offer the best advice to our clients, maximizing the value of their strata communities. A lot of this

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