Australia's residential building faults : a view from the state of Victoria

Ilozor, Ben, Okoroh, Michael and Egbu, Charles 2003, Australia's residential building faults : a view from the state of Victoria, in AUBEA 2003 : Working together : proceedings of the 28th annual conference of the Australasian Universities' Building Educators Association, Deakin University, Geelong, Vic., pp. 239-254.

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Title Australia's residential building faults : a view from the state of Victoria
Author(s) Ilozor, Ben
Okoroh, Michael
Egbu, Charles
Conference name Australasian Universities' Building Educators Association. Conference (28th : 2003 : Geelong, Vic.)
Conference location Geelong, Vic.
Conference dates 9 -11 Jul. 2003
Title of proceedings AUBEA 2003 : Working together : proceedings of the 28th annual conference of the Australasian Universities' Building Educators Association
Editor(s) Langston, Craig
Publication date 2003
Conference series Australasian Universities' Building Educators Association Conference
Start page 239
End page 254
Publisher Deakin University
Place of publication Geelong, Vic.
Summary Presented is an examination of residential building faults in the Australian Slate of Victoria. The aim is to determine the interconnections between identified main house faults., with a view to establishing their cause· effect relationships. A total of 42753 residential houses in Victoria were examined for nine key faults fully documented in Archicentre's database. These faults are: rising damp. framing fault, illegal building, stump fault, timber rot, cracking, electrical fault, roof fault and water supply issue. Second to framing fault, roof fault was found to be closely associated with other house faults examined. Hence, this paper concludes that a properly framed and roofed house could limit most of these faults. As illegal building was observed to have only a little overall association with other house faults, this study has implications for the Australia Productivity Commission's on-going efforts to deregulate various aspects of the building and construction industry professions.

ISBN 0958192510
9780958192514
Language eng
Field of Research 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30004955

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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