Calls for a Building Industry Royal Commission – References

#RoyalCommission #Construction #Australia

I look at recent calls by the Builders Collective for a Royal Commission into our Building Industry and learn about the powers of a Royal Commission.

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https://youtu.be/YtFpavLAS5c

References

‘Appalling failures’: call for building industry royal commission

https://www.insurancenews.com.au/daily/appalling-failures-call-for-building-industry-royal-commission

25% of Men Feel Like Failures – References

#Men #Failure #Stoicism

I look at a recent survey that shows 25% of men feel like a failure and that they are worrying about Money, Health and other’s opinions. All concerns that can be addressed by adopting and understanding stoicism. I then look at the American Psychological Association’s recent guide for Men and Boys that lists stoicism as one of the harmful aspects of traditional masculinity.

https://youtu.be/w6KAoGio6h0

References

One in four men feel like ‘failures’, survey finds
https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/lifestyle/health/one-in-four-men-feel-like-failures-survey-finds/news-story/6411b3eb48e90d980b5f2169f279e6e2

Male Psychology: What’s Wrong With APA’s Masculinity Guidelines ?
https://www.amhf.org.au/male_psychology_what_s_wrong_with_apa_s_masculinity_guidelines

APA GUIDELINES for Psychological Practice with Boys and Men
https://www.apa.org/about/policy/boys-men-practice-guidelines.pdf

The Definitive List of Stoicism in History & Pop Culture
https://dailystoic.com/stoicism-pop-culture/

APA issues first-ever guidelines for practice with men and boys
https://www.apa.org/monitor/2019/01/ce-corner?utm_content=1546300435

The Lacrosse Tower Outcome – References

#Lacrosse #Cladding #Fire

We look at an article about the recent ruling concerning the Lacrosse Tower Cladding Fire court case in which owners were awarded over $5.7 Million Dollars. I then read through portions of the judgement to understand why the Architect, Building Surveyor and Fire Engineer had to pay damages to the Builder under and Design and Construction Contract. Shockingly I agree with the Judge!

References

Lacrosse apartment owners awarded $5.7 million in damages after flammable cladding blaze

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-28/lacrosse-apartment-owners-win-5.7-million-cladding-fire-damages/10857060

The Elara Apartment Disaster – References

#Elara #Construction #Failure

I look at the Elara Apartment disaster in which owners have an estimated $19 million repair build due to shoddy construction work. Opal Tower is shining a light on questionable construction practices in Australia, but sadly owners seem to be the people paying.

https://youtu.be/6skCFnsx2bY

References

Elara apartment owners lose Federal Court compensation bid

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-14/elara-apartment-owners-lose-federal-court-compensation-bid/10810628

The Opal Tower Engineer Responds to the final report – References

#OpalTower #Icon #Failure

I look at WSP’s response to the Final Report regarding the Opal Tower Failure. Looks like the project was procured via a design and construction methodology with changes made to the approved engineering design.

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References

WSP’S APPROVED FOR CONSTRUCTION DESIGN MEETS NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION CODE
https://www.wsp.com/en-AU/news/2019/wsps-design-meets-code

The Opal Tower Architect Responds to the Final Report – References

#OpalTower #Icon #Failure

I look at the response to the Final Report released by the Architect of the Opal Tower, Bates Smart

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References

22.02.19
OPAL TOWER
FINAL REPORT CONFIRMS CAUSE OF STRUCTURAL DEFECTS

https://www.batessmart.com/bates-smart/media/newsroom/opal-tower/

Low Strength Concrete Used in Opal – References

#OpalTower #Icon #Failure

The final report of the Opal Tower Investigation has been released and we look at an initial ABC article. The good news is that Opal is bringing the systematic failures in our construction industry to light.

https://youtu.be/PeyCPNIg8QQ

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Why Buildings Fall Down Why Structures Fail
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References

Opal Tower builders used lower-strength concrete, beams burst under pressure

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-22/opal-tower-report-finds-beams-burst-low-strength-concrete-used/10835498

Lessons from Opal – The Shergold Weir Report – References

Part One – Executive Summary

Part one in my series reading through the 2018 Building Confidence Shergold Weir report about improving the effectiveness of compliance and enforcement systems for the building and construction industry across Australia. In part one we read the Forward and Executive Summary.


Part Two – Background and Introduction

Part two in my series reading through the 2018 Building Confidence Shergold Weir report about improving the effectiveness of compliance and enforcement systems for the building and construction industry across Australia. In part two we read the Background and Introduction to the report.

Part Three – Building Surveyors

Part three in my series reading through the 2018 Building Confidence Shergold Weir report about improving the effectiveness of compliance and enforcement systems for the building and construction industry across Australia. In part three we read about the role of Private Building Surveyors.

Part Four – The Role of Builders

Part Four in my series reading through the 2018 Building Confidence Shergold Weir report about improving the effectiveness of compliance and enforcement systems for the building and construction industry across Australia. In part four we read about the role of builders.

Part Five – Recommendations 1 to 7

Part Five in my series reading through the 2018 Building Confidence Shergold Weir report about improving the effectiveness of compliance and enforcement systems for the building and construction industry across Australia. In part Five we read recommendations one to seven.

Part Six – Recommendations 8 to 12

Part Six in my series reading through the 2018 Building Confidence Shergold Weir report about improving the effectiveness of compliance and enforcement systems for the building and construction industry across Australia. In part Six we read recommendations Eight to Twelve.

Part Seven – Recommendations 13 to 24

Part Seven in my series reading through the 2018 Building Confidence Shergold Weir report about improving the effectiveness of compliance and enforcement systems for the building and construction industry across Australia. In part Seven we read recommendations Thirteen to Twenty Four.

References

Building Confidence – Improving the effectiveness of compliance and enforcement systems for the building and construction industry across Australia’,

https://archive.industry.gov.au/industry/IndustrySectors/buildingandconstruction/Pages/BMF-Expert-Assessment.aspx

Opal Tower Will Shake Up the NSW Construction Industry – References

#OpalTower #Icon #Failure
We look at an article about proposed changes to the NSW Construction Industry recommended by the Shergold Weir Report and the Opal Tower Failure, which includes the registration of builders and engineers.

I also look at the process of searching for a builder’s license and Engineer’s registration in Queensland as an example of how the public could access the information.

https://youtu.be/gIxCYlsclfo

References

NSW to ‘shake up’ high-rise laws after Opal Tower saga

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/nsw-to-shake-up-high-rise-laws-after-opal-tower-saga