Strata title and wind storms

Henderson, David, Smith, Daniel, and Ginger, John (2015) Strata title and wind storms. In: [Presented at Strata and Community Title in Australia for the 21st Century 2015]. From: Strata and Community Title in Australia for the 21st Century 2015, 2-4 September 2015, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

[Extract] Findings from damage investigations following severe weather events provide critical information for understanding building performance. CTS damage investigations following cyclones such as Cyclone Larry (Henderson et al, 2006) and Cyclone Yasi (Boughton et al, 2011), have clearly shown a significant improvement in structural performance of housing built after the introduction of the engineered provisions introduced in the early 1980s. The damage investigations did however highlight a few issues with current construction such as loss of soffits and poor performance of roof tiles and roller doors which led to some damage.

Notwithstanding improved structural performance of buildings, the CTS damage investigations of housing construction; Boughton et al. (2011), Henderson et al. (2006) from Tropical Cyclone Yasi and Larry, and Leitch et al. (2010) from Brisbane Gap thunderstorm, have shown that wind driven rain water ingress may cause damage in residential construction. The CTS damage surveys found that that in some cases wind-driven rain passed through the building envelope at openings such as windows and doors (even if closed), around flashings, through linings or where the envelope has been damaged.

Strata insurance premiums in the cyclonic regions of Australia have significantly increased over the past few years. This paper presents findings from recent damage surveys on strata properties and analysis of some claims data to investigate sources of damage to provide ways to improve the property's resilience.

Item ID: 45859
Item Type: Conference Item (Non-Refereed Research Paper)
Keywords: cyclone, hurricane, vulnerability, strata, engineered, wind resistance, rain
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Funders: Insurance Council of Australia (ICA), Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (BNHCRC)
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2016 22:56
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering @ 50%
12 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 1204 Engineering Design > 120402 Engineering Design Knowledge @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering @ 100%
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