The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announces plans to investigate the structure of the Muryangpan… All 105 residential buildings are subject to inspection
The government is conducting a complete enumeration survey of 293 private apartments that have applied the Muryangpan structure.
Starting next week, we plan to launch a complete enumeration survey by complex, complete the survey by the end of September, and announce the results as soon as possible.
First Vice Minister Kim Oh-jin of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport held a briefing at the Government Complex Sejong on the afternoon of the 3rd and announced the ‘Private Apartment Complex Structure Investigation Plan’.
A total of 293 apartments were surveyed, including 105 currently under construction (95 private, 10 public) and 188 completed after 2017 (159 private, 29 public) among the apartments with the Muryangpan structure.
As the local government investigation is currently in progress, the number of investigation complexes may change.
According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, there are 74 apartments (25 under construction, 49 completed) and 31 complexes (21 under construction, 10 completed) applied to residential buildings and underground parking lots. A total of 105 complexes were identified as 184 complexes that applied Muryangpan only to underground parking lots (59 under construction and 125 completed).
In the four places where occupancy has already been completed, other buildings, such as community facilities for residents, were built in a non-removable plate structure.
In the investigation, fairness is strengthened by selecting a private safety diagnosis agency equipped with professional personnel and equipment to conduct an inspection, and having the Korea Land Safety and Security Agency confirm the inspection results.
The scope of inspection will be carried out not only in common areas such as underground parking lots, but also in residential buildings. However, internal inspections of households are conducted with the consent of the residents. The inspection cost of the completed complex is borne by the contractor.
Based on the results of this investigation, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport plans to review a plan to conduct a detailed investigation of complexes completed before 2017, if necessary.
In addition, the construction company plans to carry out repairs and reinforcements by the end of the year for complexes in which rebars are found to be missing as a result of the inspection.
In addition, measures such as suspension of business and imposition of penalties will be taken against design, construction, and supervisors who are found to have violated laws and regulations during the construction process in accordance with relevant laws and regulations.
Vice Minister Kim emphasized, “If a violation of responsibility for safety is found, we will severely punish it with cancellation of registration, suspension of business, and fines.”
The 15 apartment complexes ordered by Korea Land and Housing Corporation (LH), which were previously confirmed to have missing reinforcing bars, decided to complete reinforcement measures by the end of next month.
Six complexes under construction will be completed within this month, and nine completed complexes will be completed by next month. Among the completed complexes, reinforcement work has been completed in three complexes.
At the same time, the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs decided to come up with measures to prevent the recurrence of poor apartment construction.
The non-limiting structure, which causes safety problems, is included in the special structure building to ensure a safer design and special inspection.
As a follow-up to the Incheon Geomdan apartment accident, the results of a complete enumeration survey on 83 construction sites constructed by GS E&C will also be announced within this month.
To prevent the recurrence of similar accidents, the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs plans to announce the safety measures for the Muryangpan structure and the ‘construction interest cartel breakthrough plan’ in October by integrating the results of the entire investigation of the Muryangpan structure apartment and the cause of the inspection accident.
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