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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References

‘Appalling failures’: call for building industry royal commission

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

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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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