I blame the mainlanders.
I also suspect some of the workers would have been mainlanders too or at the very least the workers would have had a cousin or distant relative living on the mainland.
So I think your suspicion would be more than likely accurate....
If the management don't address the problem then call the HK Building Department - they surely would force a complete inspection and explanation.
The famous story in Canada is of the Toronto lawyer who used to demonstrate how tough the glass was in the Toronto Dominion Centre by going full blast into the glass so show those who were new to the firm how there was nothing to fear. I think all the new articling students would get this show every year...but... eventually the glass caved in.
http://www.blogto.com/city/2007/05/l...nadas_largest/This is for the few people that have not heard this 14 year-old story: Gary Hoy, a partner at the firm, would periodically throw himself against the window of high-up floors in the Toronto-Dominion Centre to show that the glass was extremely strong. At an evening party, he did this trick again and succeeded. On his second attempt, however, he crashed through the window of the 24th floor, falling 72 meters to his death.
The firm, then dealing with merger woes, also had to deal with this controversial and public death. They closed soon afterwards amidst unpaid bills and compensation.
As I twice posted the Building Department (not the police) are the right authorities to deal with BUILDING issues. It would be up to the owner of the building to call the police if there was some sort of crime committed in faulty construction. Not sure why people think the police should be called for every issue of concern to the public when there are other relevant departments to handle issues.
But as this site says on this page - they do inspections and do respond to complaints which if possibly the residents might want done.
Carang's issue is precisely what they need to do here. There is a building in To Kwa Wan where the cement from the over hang fell one evening about 30 feet ahead of where I was walking. I see when back there recently the entire overhang has had to be redone. The authorities were there.
Last edited by Football16; 09-10-2012 at 10:23 AM.
That page looks irrelevant to me Football. It's all about the Mandatory Inspection scheme for a random sample of buildings aged 10 years or over. It's nothing to do with people being able to report problems with their buildings and have it attended to.
Selection of Target Buildings
The target buildings selected for each year would represent a mix of buildings in different conditions and age profiles in different districts. A selection panel comprising representatives from professional institutions, relevant non-governmental organisations, property management professionals, District Councils and relevant Government departments is established to render advice to the BD for the selection of target buildings for the two schemes. Before serving the statutory notices for mandatory inspections, the BD will issue pre-notification letters to building owners advising them of the selection of their buildings as target buildings to allow them ample time to get prepared and plan ahead. The Government, the Hong Kong Housing Society (HKHS) and the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) stand ready to provide support and will organise district briefing sessions to introduce the schemes to the owners in order to encourage and help them organise the inspection and repair works.