Lacrosse Building Surveyor to Face Disciplinary Action
Wednesday, 23 March 2016
Following an extensive investigation, the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) has referred the relevant building surveyor (RBS), involved in the building of the Lacrosse Apartments in Melbourne's Docklands for disciplinary action by the Building Practitioners Board (BPB).
On 25 November 2014, there was a fire at the Lacrosse building which resulted in the evacuation of all residents. The Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) subsequently reviewed the cause of the fire and issued its Post Incident Analysis Report in April 2015. The MFB concluded that the external aluminium cladding on the building contributed to the spread of fire and did not comply with the Building Code of Australia (BCA), the VBA then launched its investigation.