Daiwa House Unveils Preventive Steps for Defects

Economy

Osaka, June 18 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Daiwa House Industry Co. <1925> has drawn up preventive measures after receiving a final report from an external investigative committee on construction defects found in thousands of houses and rental apartment buildings it built, the company announced Tuesday.

The report identified problems with the company's compliance structure and lack of communication between workers at the head office and on-the-ground workers as the main cause of the defects.

The preventive measures include a company-wide overhaul of the compliance structure and enhancement of the communicative function.

The company also corrected the number of buildings whose foundation work does not meet government-set standards to 3,763 from 1,878 reported in April.

Due to the correction, about 5,000 more households are expected to be affected, and the company is speeding up efforts to confirm their safety.

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