The specifics and issues vary in each instance however some commonality that allowed these failures are present in each instance –
1. The building regulations enforcement framework of the Irish building regulations / statutory instruments / and a building control & enforcement act & laws that provide little or no oversight during construction (self regulatory) – building control enforcement ‘with teeth’ to stop works – Why should developers during the Celtic tiger period care that circumventing specific details would cause problems.
2. During the tiger construction / boom little or no serious penalties existed to those developers that chose to construct defective buildings – leading to a type of ‘out of sight, out of mind’ mentality.
3. Constructed buildings & building systems that have little or incorrect certification, standards adherence & and as a result provide an end ‘product’ that is not fit for purpose or gives warranty to the end user / buyer.
Reading the article below actually just provides the tip of the ice berg of latent defects, irregular materials & shoddy ‘cowboy’ type construction practices that are found at Riverwalk court.
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