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Is Bad Workmanship to Blame for Apartment Defects?

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In a recent study by UNSW it was revealed that a number of NSW apartments had defects reported by the apartment’s owners. In fact research of 1550 strata owners indicated that 72 per cent had building defects in their properties.

The study looked into building completion dates back to 1920 until 2011 and found that since the year 2000, the number of apartments with building defects rose to 85 per cent.

As a writer in a post on points out this is an “alarming and incongruous” revelation and is a dissappointing indication of the quality of residential apartment construction in the state.


Are Skyscrapers to Blame For Worsening Pollution


With the high prevalence of skyscraper construction throughout Australia, it is important to consider the impact these buildings are having on the environment.

Researchers at the University of Toronto found that a combination of smog-covered skyscrapers and sunlight could be making urban air pollution worse.

The researchers claim that exposure to the sun can trigger the release of nitrogen oxide compounds harboured by the film of pollution that gathers on the surface of structures like skyscrapers in smoggy cities.

The findings are significant because they contradict previous assumptions that nitrates are neutralised once trapped by pollution on the surface of structures.


Multi-Residential Housing Construction Surge

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Cranes at work in Melbourne CBD.

One only needs to look up in any major city throughout the country and notice the number of cranes to realise that construction is booming. Apartment construction is a sector that is doing particularly well but many are asking, how long will this boom last.

It is interesting to note that in the first half of this year, there were more apartment approvals than there were in the entire year of 2009 and the number of cranes in operation have risen from 308 to 427 from last quarter to this one.

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Over 12500 Apartment Approvals in Melbourne this Year

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The current financial year has been a good one for apartment construction in Melbourne.

According to CoreLogic RP Data research analyst Cameron Kusher apartment developments are at an all time high nationally and in Melbourne alone there has been 12,516 apartment start approvals.

Melbourne CBD is experiencing a particularly high surge and this is expected to continue for the next few years. Find out more about the boom here.

White Card Victoria – Melbourne Soon To Be Densest City


Ever considered what the implications of living in the world’s densest city would be?

Well Melbourne residents will soon find out with Mebourne set to become the world’s most populace city. This is in part due to the large number of high rise apartment buildings going up, many in close proximity to each other.

Experts warn that this may have long term negative impacts on the livability of the city but in the mean time it means the construction industry in the state is booming.

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