Fixing Broken Buildings

Fixing Broken Buildings

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News, Insights and Commentary on our Broken Buildings in Australia and around the Globe. From Defective Crumbling Towers and Buildings Ravaged by Fire to Lessons from History in Creating Healthy Buildings and Structures. Join Construction expert Dimitri Livas as he explores the how we Can Fix Our Broken Buildings.


Insurance
Oct 6 • 7 min
Insurance- Dimitri Livas - Fixing Broken Buildings #28 Why do we need Insurance… well unfortunately, none of us can tell the future. You see, you never know when there’s gonna be a bump in the road that could impact your property, revenue and livelihood.…
FIGHT #001 - Guerrilla Warfare for Business- Episode #1: Introduction
Aug 25 • 6 min
In this First Episode of FIGHT, Business enthusiast and successful entrepreneur Dimitri Livas introduces us to the principles of business success, The Powerful Strategies and Tactics to help you win in Business Bio: A born entrepreneur, Dimitri did it…
Five emerging Construction Technologies
Aug 11 • 8 min
Five emerging Construction Technologies - Dimitri Livas - Fixing Broken Buildings #27 5 emerging construction technologies that are going to shape the future. It’s now 2020 and things are just constantly evolving with no signs of slowing down. We can see…
They Just Don’t Build Em Like They Used To
Aug 4 • 7 min
They Just Don’t Build Em Like They Used To… In Episode #25: Broken Buildings Expert, Dimitri Livas explores how we build now-days, because… They just don’t build ‘em like they used to. A statement that holds true, but isn’t necessarily negative. In…
Upcycling and Remodelling Commercial Buildings
Jun 24 • 9 min
Upcycling and Remodelling Commercial Buildings … In Episode #24: Broken Buildings Expert, Dimitri Livas explores Upcycling, because… At some point, we must look at existing sites for the purpose of finding space for new projects. And yet the impacts of…
Attention: Executive Committee members of Strata Buildings.
Jun 13 • 4 min
Attention: Executive Committee members of Strata Buildings. Find out how easy it can be to look after your strata buildings by partnering with a construction company that not only knows and understands your buildings, your job, and your apartment blocks……
Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Restoration - ABC Radio News - Dimitri Livas - Radio #5
May 31 • 9 min
Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Restoration - ABC Radio News - Dimitri Livas - Radio #5 Creating Healthy Buildings Expert, Dimitri Livas speaks to ABC Canberra Radio Host Lyndal Curtis on: ABC Radio Breakfast News - about the Restoration of…
Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Restoration - Channel 9 WIN News - Dimitri Livas
May 26 • 1 min
Broken Buildings Expert, Dimitri Livas speaks to Channel 9 News Journalist Natasha MacFarlane on: WIN News about the Restoration of Canberra’s Iconic Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. #CreatingHealthyBuildings #FixingBrokenBuildings
Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Restoration - Radio Mix 106.3 Canberra
May 25 • 5 min
Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Restoration - Radio Mix 106.3 Canberra - Dimitri Livas - Creating Healthy Buildings Radio #4 Healthy Buildings Expert, Dimitri Livas speaks to Mix 106 Canberra Radio Hosts Cameron Sullings and Renee Bogatko on: The Cam…
Is your Construction Site Safe?
May 7 • 9 min
Is your construction site safe? … In Episode #22: Broken Buildings Expert, Dimitri Livas explores Safety, accidents and deaths on construction sites, and why is this an issue we should care about? #CreatingHealthyBuildings #FixingBrokenBuildings
Is your Building a Lemon?
Jan 9 • 6 min
Is your Building a Lemon? … In Episode #21: Broken Buildings Expert, Dimitri Livas explores lemons, that’s right, a lemon, because… Sometimes… life gives you lemons, but I’m not talking about the kind that makes lemonade. I’m talking lemons that put you…
Cladding Fires, Is Your Building Safe?
Nov 22, 2019 • 11 min
Cladding Fires, Is Your Building at Safe? - In Episode #20: Broken Buildings Expert, Dimitri Livas explores the aluminium panel cladding crisis that’s gripping the construction industry and sending shockwaves amongst property owners, building industry…
Mould and your Health
Oct 16, 2019 • 15 min
Mould, Strata and your Health - In Episode #19: Broken Buildings Expert, Dimitri Livas explores Mould - the mould that lives and grows in our very homes and apartments, cause it’s a problem that is increasingly coming under the radar of health…
Dodgy Building Certifiers
Oct 9, 2019 • 11 min
Dodgy Building Certifiers and Inspectors - In Episode #18: Broken Buildings Expert, Dimitri Livas explores Private Building Certifiers – If you’ve kept an eye on the news over the past few years, the topic of dodgy buildings being signed off has been…
The Nuclear Meltdown - Chernobyl
Sep 30, 2019 • 10 min
The Nuclear Meltdown: Chernobyl - In Episode #17: Broken Buildings Expert, Dimitri Livas explores Chernobyl – a name commonly associated with perhaps the biggest nuclear disaster of all time. The Chernobyl power reactor exploded on April 26th, 1986. This…
The Dangers of Concrete Cancer
Sep 25, 2019 • 15 min
Broken Buildings Expert, Dimitri Livas explores the impact of Concrete Cancer in our buildings and the serious problems concrete cancer can create, with the potential to affect the structural integrity of a building if it’s left undiagnosed and untreated.…
Skills Shortage: Construction Management
Aug 27, 2019 • 16 min
Broken Buildings Expert, Dimitri Livas explores being a manager in the construction industry and the lack of competent supervision and skills shortages impacting senior levels in Construction Management. Dimitri also looks at how this lack of competent…
Mascot Towers to Cost $20 Million
Aug 27, 2019 • 8 min
Broken Buildings Expert, Dimitri Livas explores news that has just come out that the Evacuated Mascot Towers are going to cost at $20 million to remedy and so the residents have had the shock of a lifetime when they received this Agenda for the Owners…
Five Construction Failures
Aug 27, 2019 • 15 min
Broken Buildings Expert, Dimitri Livas explores 5 Famous Construction Failures Around the World. What we can learn from each of them? From South Korea’s Sampoong Department Store Collapse and the Hyatt Regency Walkway in Kansas City to Italy’s famous…
Quality of Build
Aug 27, 2019 • 11 min
Broken Buildings Expert, Dimitri Livas explores the Quality of New Apartment Towers. With combustible cladding just the tip of the iceberg of defects for high-rise apartment owners in Australia, who will also have to fix widespread problems such as water…
Millennium Tower San Francisco
Aug 27, 2019 • 13 min
Broken Buildings Expert, Dimitri Livas explores The Millennium Tower, San Francisco’s very own Leaning Tower. We take a look at leaning, moving, tilting and shifting towers around the world including the recent issues with Sydney’s Opal and Mascot Towers,…
When Bridges Collapse
Aug 26, 2019 • 17 min
Broken Buildings Expert, Dimitri Livas explores what happens when Bridges Collapse, exploring bridges around the world, including the recent Ponte Morandi in Italy, the famous Galloping Gertie in the USA and the Westgate Bridge in our own backyard here in…
Combustible Cladding Crisis
Aug 26, 2019 • 14 min
Broken Buildings Expert, Dimitri Livas explores the Combustible Cladding Crisis and some of the reasons why #combustible #cladding is still causing such a dangerous conundrum in 2019. While resolving the issue remains at the forefront of property owner’s…
Mascot Towers Sydney
Aug 26, 2019 • 10 min
Broken Buildings Expert, Dimitri Livas explores the recent evacuation of Mascot Towers due to structural issues and cracking support beams. How many more buildings will be evacuated? In the space of six months, two predominant towers in NSW have been…
Sydney Opera House, How Dangerous is a Gas Leak?
Aug 26, 2019 • 7 min
Broken Buildings Expert, Dimitri Livas explores How dangerous was the nearby Sydney Opera House gas Leak? On Tuesday, 500 people were safely evacuated from the Sydney Opera House after an excavator hit a gas main during construction works. In this case,…
Road Collapse at Adelaide’s new Darlington Road
Aug 26, 2019 • 7 min
Broken Buildings Expert, Dimitri Livas explores the Road Collapse at Adelaide’s new Darlington Road Upgrade, and how this relates to the ongoing need to both fix and repair Australia’s National Road Networks, National highways, Urban and Regional Areas,…
Level Rail Crossings - High Street, Reservoir Melbourne
Aug 26, 2019 • 8 min
Broken Buildings Expert, Dimitri Livas explores level rail crossings in Victoria and around Australia, and the removal and updating of of these crossings for safer and more practical bridges and underground alternatives. Savil Group - Construction…
Opal Tower Sydney
Aug 26, 2019 • 10 min
Dimitri Livas discusses the current state of play at at Sydney’s troubled Opal Tower? Can it be Fixed? What are the possible next steps in rectifying the defects in the design and construction of this 36 storey Broken Building? Savil Group - Construction…
Can Notre Dame de Paris be Resurrected?
Aug 26, 2019 • 11 min
Dimitri Livas discusses the Fire at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris and explores if she can be saved and resurrected. Savil Group - Construction Remediation Company Website: https://www.savilgroup.com.au Dimitri Livas - Speaker and Media Website:…
A.C.T. Canberra Strata Building Reforms
Aug 26, 2019 • 9 min
It’s no secret that the Australian building industry is in strife, and the situation in the ACT is no different. Canberra faces the same problems as other Aussie states when it comes to dodgy builders, developers, and certifiers – and the trail of shoddy…