Dear Australian Building and Construction Commission,
I am currently doing a research project on How has the change in Structural design over time made buildings safer?
I was wondering if it was possible for information on the following guiding questions to be answered via this platform or through an interview or email communication.
1) What are the different building designs which have benefited the safety of buildings?
2)How has the change in specs for materials changed the strength and stability of buildings?
3)Has the machinery made buildings stronger/safer?
4)How have the processes involved in the construction of a building become safer?
Your time and responses are much appreciated.
Serafino De Leo
Year 12 student, Nazareth Catholic College
Dear Mr De Leo
We refer to your email dated 4 March 2021 (below).
The Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act) provides for access to
government documents. However, subsection 15(2) of the FOI Act sets out
formal requirements for making a valid request under the FOI Act.
Your email, although it is titled "Freedom of Information request -
Request project on building safety", is (a) not a request for access to
documents and (b) does not meet the formal requirements for a freedom of
We note that you are seeking responses to four questions regarding the
impact of structural design on building safety.
The ABCC promotes, monitors and enforces compliance with Australian
workplace relations laws in the building and construction industry.
Technical issues regarding building and construction are dealt with by
state government agencies, including Consumer & Business Services
(www.cbs.sa.gov.au) in South Australia, and/or local government
Given this, you may wish to contact Consumer & Business Services or your
local council regarding your research enquiries.
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