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1 month1 monthLilianaLiliana posted:
The National Construction Code not fit for purpose

That's monstrous! but the word "fr.ud" is not allowed to be used in connection with the building industry. I remember a telephone conversation with a representative from the…

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1 month1 monthLilianaLiliana posted:
The National Construction Code not fit for purpose

So just to be clear...every structural engineer came up with a different report? Or did they all find the same defects and just put the blame somewhere more convenient…

1 month1 monthLilianaLiliana posted:
The National Construction Code not fit for purpose

You are oh so right Harts. It's like a game of "pass the parcel" except we all know where the parcel is going to stop - the consumer. And to…

2 months2 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
VCAT mediation vs VBA mediation

Did you go to VCAT for building related issues?

2 months2 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
VCAT mediation vs VBA mediation

My experience of dealing with the VBA is precisely that the public servants dealing with your complaint understand nothing about the building regulations and rely on people you can't deal…

2 months2 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

I wonder if this will apply to Builders Warranty Insurance? Which can't correctly be termed insurance since the money never goes for the purpose for which it was collected.

2 months2 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

In the news today:
Building projects halted as surveyors face rocketing insurance costs due to cladding crisis
See https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-13/ ... g/11771668
Building surveyors are facing skyrocketing insurance bills because…

3 months3 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
The National Construction Code not fit for purpose

I'm sorry BIM Guy but I'm too left brained to follow your "line" of argument:-?.

3 months3 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
The National Construction Code not fit for purpose

Who is arguing to dumb it down further?

3 months3 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
The National Construction Code not fit for purpose

But he is an architect and he is arguing against "dumbing down" the NCC. This isn't a partisan issue. I don't think it's useful to turn it into an…

3 months3 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
The National Construction Code not fit for purpose

Hi StructuralBIMGuy
You have an unusual take on the article. I didn't get the impression he was agitating on behalf of architects. IM humble O he was pointing out real issues…

3 months3 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
The National Construction Code not fit for purpose

Article in The Conversation this week by Geoff Hanmer, adjunct lecturer in Architecture at UNSW:
To restore public confidence in apartments, rewrite Australia’s building codes
https://theconversation.com/to-restore- ... ng%20codes
In…

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3 months3 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Neighbour Garage wall.

HI Wild
I agree with amileka. Getting lawyers involved is going to cost an arm and a leg - maybe even more than you could hope to get as financial…

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3 months3 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
'Notorious' builder Frank Nadinic

This news story was on the ABC website this morning:
'Notorious' builder Frank Nadinic continues to work in Victoria after being suspended in Queensland
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-25/ ... n/11699086
So you…

4 months4 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

The ABC program 7.30 has been doing a number of reports into the building industry recently. This one entitled Buyer Beware which aired this week is worth watching.

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5 months5 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Take Care Researching Major Builders' Online Reviews

Good advice Norfolk.

6 months6 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Boundary between properties

How unusual. Maybe the surveyor's idea of fun. I can't understand why they didn't go in a straight line. Might still be worth approaching council to see…

6 months6 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Boundary between properties

Hi Karcher CC,
How are you measuring the boundary? Are you going off site plans? Don't these show the easement?
If not, the local council should be able to tell…

6 months6 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

The petition started by Andrew Burrell seems to be gaining enormous support - 19000 signatures so far.
In the latest update he says the following:
In the process of contacting various people…

6 months6 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

An interesting take on the current construction crisis by Catherine Williams, a licenced builder (though she does also have degrees in civil engineering and law which can't hurt), appeared on…

6 months6 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

Well now it appears there is a second petition asking for a Royal Commission into the building industry.
This one has been started by the owners of a unit in…

6 months6 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

That's interesting. And a shame for you but at least bad plastering can't kill you. I don't understand how they would be allowed to get away with hiring…

6 months6 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

Another news report about the problems with apartment buildings across Australia aired on Channel 9 yesterday. Here is the link if you are interested:
https://www.9news.com.au/national/opal- ... b247f5ffaf
The…

6 months6 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Thinking about buying a new apartment? Don't do it

For those who missed it last night here is a link to the Four Corners investigation entitled Cracking up:
https://iview.abc.net.au/show/four-corn ... 903H028S00
Bronwyn Weir, co-author of the Shergold…

6 months6 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Thinking about buying a new apartment? Don't do it

Some more in the news today about the Four Corners investigation airing tonight on ABC at 8.30:
One glaring example of inaction is how NSW failed to implement laws that could…

6 months6 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

Four Corners is airing an investigation into the apartment building fiasco, Cracking up, tomorrow night (19 August) at 8.30 on ABC TV and Iview. See related information at:

6 months6 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Thinking about buying a new apartment? Don't do it

Sean Nicholls’ investigation into the building sector, Cracking Up, is airing on Four Corners tomorrow night (19 August) at 8.30pm on ABC TV. If you miss it, you will be…

7 months7 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

Unit owners in Sydney's evacuated Mascot Towers building are facing a bill of at least $10 million to repair the 10-storey building.
In the minutes of an owners meeting to…

7 months7 monthsLilianaLiliana posted:
Sydney boom suburbs suffer more than double rate of defects

A 9News investigation found that:
homeowners in the postcodes of earmarked 'priority precincts', growth and urban renewal areas have a more than double rate of defects compared to those where regular…

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