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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Why Buildings Fall Down Why Structures Fail
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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

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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Why Buildings Fall Down Why Structures Fail
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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

The Opal Tower Design Excellence Presentation – References

#OpalTower #Icon #Failure

Watching some clips from the Opal Tower Design Excellence Competition presentation by Architect BatesSmart and hosted by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats. Given that this presentation was filled on the 19th of September, before any issues with the building, it is surprising that it was released a few days ago, given the issues and terrible publicity about the building.

https://youtu.be/7oQWOkWHfG0

References

CTBUH Event

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/ctbuh-design-excellence-series-opal-tower-sydney-olympic-park-tickets-49541903166#

 

The Full Presentation Video.

People Refuse to return to Opal Tower – References

People Refuse to return to Opal Tower
#OpalTower #Icon #Failure

Do you think they should return?

 

https://youtu.be/QB_rvmQ1xjc

References

Opal Tower Residents Refuse To Move Back In

https://tendaily.com.au/news/australia/a190127pjb/opal-tower-residents-refuse-to-move-back-in-20190127?fbclid=IwAR3GWFLVR8ye-awgddBJkObX_a1njOgGK8rbMHZ2PA3ziRr3MzOgpdVgAjY

Vendors selling units in Opal Tower left in limbo as buyers offer as little as $1

https://www.realestate.com.au/news/vendors-selling-units-in-opal-tower-left-in-limbo-as-buyers-offer-as-little-as-1/?fbclid=IwAR106cY4uhLz6FoUlWtRYdACWZ3uzWjjV5JPndo5hKohfXVnNfBciPhEWwM