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Building materials: The latest from the ‘shamrock building material’ debate

AUSTRALIAN FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING CORPORATION (AFMC) is proposing a range of building materials to be included in the new Australian Standard for Building Material.AFLC chairman Peter Fitzpatrick said the move was a continuation of a previous policy which has included a range that includes copper, zinc and magnesium.

He said the AFAI was keen to see all building materials in a ‘shame and awe’ fashion, and he would also be seeking support for a further range.

Mr Fitzpatrick said he had been talking to people from all walks of life who wanted to contribute to the new standard, and said he wanted to work with other industry stakeholders to provide support.

“We want to be inclusive and we want to help our partners to help us to get there,” Mr Fitzpatrick said.

“The AFAIC has been a long-standing supporter of building material and I am really pleased to see that we are bringing it back into the standard.”

The AFFC has been involved in the development of the AASB standard for building materials for the last 10 years.

“As the industry moves into the next phase of its evolution, the AFSI has always been an integral part of the process to ensure that the standard is fully aligned with our own requirements,” Mr Fitzsimmons said.AFAIC president and CEO Matthew Smith said the new materials would “create a more inclusive and welcoming workplace”.

“This is a significant milestone for the AFFCI, as it brings a new set of building standards to the Australian building industry and ensures the standards of the industry are the best in the world,” he said.

The new standard will be published later this year.

Topics:building-and-construction,technology,business-economics-and/or-finance,federal-government,business,businesses,australiaFirst posted October 02, 2018 13:53:59Contact James O’NeillMore stories from Northern Territory