In this subject building failure is investigated from several perspectives. Causes of failure such as water leakage, concrete cancer and corrosion of metals are identified and described; methods for remedying these failures are explored and the processes and methods used to determine who is liable for failure are outlined. Legal aspects of building failure, including criminal, civil and contractual issues are discussed. Building failure is examined with respect to the Building Code of Australia. Case studies are used extensively to demonstrate causes and remedies for failure, and to demonstrate the methods employed to determine the causes of such failures.
|Faculty||Faculty of Society & Design|
1. Identify common building failures such as water leakage and corrosion and advise clients on suitable remediation techniques.
2. Identify the causes of identified failures and advise on suitable methods for preventing recurrence of failures.
3. Advise clients in respect of liability for building failure and remedies for cost recovery associated with such failures.
This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.
|Withdraw – Financial?||13/02/2019|
|Withdraw – Academic?||28/02/2019|
|Withdraw – Financial?||14/06/2019|
|Withdraw – Academic?||30/06/2019|
|Withdraw – Financial?||26/10/2019|
|Withdraw – Academic?||07/11/2019|