The construction crisis from Australia is spreading to Brisbane: how thousands of buildings in the capital of Queensland are in danger of turning into towering infernos due to & # 39; inadequate craftsmanship & # 39;
- New report revealed 3227 defects in 212 apartment buildings throughout Australia
- An alarming number of fire protection defects was identified as the most common
- Defects found in 71 percent of the inspected buildings in Qld and 97 percent in NSW
- Rapport co-authors called for urgent government intervention to address the issue
Hundreds of Australian apartment buildings are afflicted with significant and deadly defects, according to worrying new figures.
A report from Griffith University & # 39; s Dr. Sacha Reid and Deakin University & # 39; s Dr. Nicole Johnston, 3227 defects uncovered in 212 buildings throughout Australia.
One of the most relevant aspects that emerged from the report was the & # 39; alarming & # 39; number of fire safety deficits in the aftermath of the devastating Grenfell Tower fire in London, which cost 72 lives in 2017.
Many buildings run the risk of becoming towers with fire protection defects identified as the most common.
Defects were found in 71 percent of the apartments inspected in Queensland, according to an alarming new report (stock image)
& # 39; Fire is a direct threat to life and the installed fire safety features must be independently checked and verified to ensure compliance & # 39 ;, Johnston said in a statement.
Defects were found in 71 percent of the apartments inspected in Queensland, with each building registering an average of 12 defects.
One in three apartment buildings in Queensland had serious water penetration.
Many errors were due to inadequate workmanship and poor design.
& # 39; More defects can be found in homes with a higher density due to inferior materials, a lack of motivation of employees (due to repeated work) and shorter time schedules causing employees to rush, & # 39; sets the report.
Co-author and Queensland university professor of real estate development Dr. Reid visited a block where she could see the sky from the ground floor and described the system as & # 39; broken & # 39 ;.
An inspection of Queensland apartment buildings registered an average of 12 defects per building
& # 39; (The report) will sound the alarm, but we cannot put our head in the sand & # 39 ;, said Dr. Reid The Courier Mail.
& # 39; We cannot trust the government. They don't tackle the problems. & # 39;
Dr. Reid called on apartment owners to carry out audits in the building defect and not wait for a tragedy.
In the wake of the recent Opal and Mascot Tower fiascos in Sydney, where structural defects caused mass evacuations, 97 percent of the buildings inspected in NSW had at least one defect with an average of 16 per building.
Victorian buildings (74 percent) also registered more defects than Queensland.
Buildings run the risk of becoming burgeoning hell, such as the deadly boundary of the 2017 Grenfell Tower
& # 39; Construction defects are world-wide phenomena in the construction sector and have become an accepted part of the construction process &, says the report.
& # 39; The concern is not that defects occur, they are inevitable. The concern is the extent, seriousness and impact that these defects have on buildings and their occupants. & # 39;
Report co-author Dr. Johnston called for urgent government intervention.
& # 39; Unfortunately, new residential buildings in Australia seem to be plagued by defects, and although the building itself can be broken by these defects, it is the residents who live there who face the consequences, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; Construction defects are considered inevitable by the construction industry, so it is essential to gain a better understanding of the nature of defects in residential properties with multiple owners in order to respond effectively. & # 39;
Report co-author Sacha Reid (photo) says that governments are not tackling the problems
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