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Myopic view of defects risks lives: engineers

Jan 03, 2019 - Australian Financial Review

Someone will have to die before the NSW government properly fixes the system for making sure high-rise buildings are constructed safely, a leading Australian building consultant has claimed.

And the answer is not to blame certifiers, who have neither the skills nor requirements to be quality controllers.

"It will take that kind of tragedy before they'll act," said Robert Hart, following publicity surrounding the Opal Tower crisis.

Meanwhile, the state government targeting "dodg...