This ARC Linkage
project addresses the serious and growing problem of building defects in the
trillion dollar multi-unit housing sector, which now provides almost half of
new Australian housing. The research investigates three critical questions:
The findings are intended to inform changes to planning and development policy and regulation, leading to improved building quality and safety, lower costs and stress for owners, more resilient urban communities, and better urban planning outcomes.
Click here to download the project final report:
This pamphlet sets out the key report findings and recommendations of for strata buyers and owners.
To watch a short video of Dr Laura Crommelin discussing the report findings with project partners Chris Duggan (SCA NSW) and Karen Stiles (OCN), click on the video below:
In July 2019, we made two public submissions discussing our research on building defects, which are available below:
For our step by step guide to identifying, documenting, reporting and rectifying defects, click here. You can also watch a brief webinar on how the how-to guide works and what it's designed to achieve by clicking here.