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

conference contribution
posted on 2003-01-01, 00:00 authored by Ben Ilozor, M Okoroh, C Egbu
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.

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Title of proceedings

AUBEA 2003 : Working together : proceedings of the 28th annual conference of the Australasian Universities' Building Educators Association

Event

Australasian Universities' Building Educators Association. Conference (28th : 2003 : Geelong, Vic.)

Pagination

239 - 254

Publisher

Deakin University

Location

Geelong, Vic.

Place of publication

Geelong, Vic.

Start date

2003-07-09

End date

2003-07-11

ISBN-13

9780958192514

ISBN-10

0958192510

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1 Full written paper - refereed

Editor/Contributor(s)

C Langston

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