David Chandler OAM was appointed NSW Building Commissioner in 2019 after an impressive forty-year career in the Australian construction industry. 

David is improving the quality of construction and restoring trust in the industry through leading the delivery of Construct NSW Reform Strategy in collaboration with the sector. The NSW Reform Strategy has involved in modernising the Building Regulator, shifting focus from reactive to proactive, with a core reliance on digital capability.

We talk to David  on a number if issues including where are we now in relation to flammable cladding in NSW and where do we need to be,  what are some of the areas that building owners may rethink to address their cladding replacement and why, what are some of the biggest challenges facing the building sector when it comes to both cladding issues as well as quality of final build and how are residential apartments being inspected using the NSW Residential Apartment Buildings Act powers showing up the issues identified in the recent inspections on residential apartment buildings in the Wollongong, and what results have they yielded to date? 

  • Published: October 11, 2022   
  • Categories: Residential