UQ has registered 60+ buildings as part of the Queensland Government’s Safer Buildings Program (SBP), and the works have commenced to replace the façades on some of these buildings.

Project background

The Safer Buildings Program was established in 2018 to identify and register buildings across Queensland that meet criteria due to the cladding materials used.

UQ appointed external fire engineering experts, Fire Check Consultants Pty Ltd, to conduct the audit and register UQ buildings that meet the SBP criteria.

Of the thousands of buildings UQ operates across various campuses, 60+ were registered.

We are continuing to address all recommended actions, and the buildings remain safe to occupy and meet compliance regulations while this work is ongoing.

Why is this program of works needed?

The safety of UQ’s staff, students, and visitors is our top priority. Over the next 2-3 years, UQ will address these registered buildings. We have decided to proactively remediate replacing facades or adopting performance-based solutions.on the 60+ buildings over the next three to four years. 

Many other building owners across Queensland have also taken the step to proactively commence façade work to ensure they can secure materials and replace them in a timely manner. 

What happens next?

Before commencing any work on UQ buildings, we will notify the building’s Faculty Executive Manager (or equivalent) to ensure occupants are informed of the work being undertaken.

We will try to minimise the disruption while work is being undertaken and will continue to keep occupants updated throughout the project via the Road and Building Works page. 

How can I find out more?

Further information on the Safer Buildings process can be found at: Safer Buildings | Home

If you have any further questions, please contact your Faculty Executive Manager or equivalent, or you can email us at projectenquiries@pf.uq.edu.au.