Tiles falling Off of Building Exterior Causes Car Damage|彰化市大樓外牆磁磚脫落嚴重 車輛紛遭殃


The exterior tiles on this apartment building in Changhua City have been gradually falling for the past few years. Since the cost of a renovation will be split between all tenants, the renovation plan has been on hold since the building's management committee never had the chance to get consent from all tenants. Under the building Act, the city government will begin to issue fines if the building continues to pose a danger.


The exterior has come loose for this apartment building near the Changhua Railway Rear Station. Although the building's management committee has installed safety nets to prevent the falling tiles from causing damage, some cars that are parked around the building still sustained damage on their windshield.

The falling tiles have smashed the windshield. This will cost a few thousand dollars to fix. (What now?) What should I do? I'll talk to (the management committee) and figure out whether they will be responsible (for the damage).

The residents in the community said that the tiles on the building's exterior have been loose since the 921 Earthquake. In recent months, the heavy rains and fluctuating humidity has exacerbated the situation. The building's management committee said they've been trying to fix this problem but they weren't able to get the consent from all tenants.

Almost all the tiles have fallen off in the last few years. It'll cost about NT$20 million to renovate the entire exterior, which comes to about NT$60,000 per household. We announced the plan during a recent tenant meeting, but it was not approved by all tenants.

The owners of the building should shoulder the responsibility and cost of maintaining the building's structural integrity and safety. If fallen tiles cause property damage or injuries, the owner must bear the civil and criminal responsibility.

Changhua County government's Department of Economic Affairs said that, although the management committee installed safety nets and put up warning signs, it still bears the legal responsibility if the fallen tiles cause any damage or accidents. The county government has asked the office to rectify the issue, or it will face fines of up to NT$300,000 according to the Building Act.



大樓外牆的磁磚東缺一塊、西缺一塊,位於彰化縣後火車站附近的這棟公寓大樓,不管高樓層還是低樓層,外牆磁磚都嚴重剝落,雖然管委會已經加裝防護網來接住掉落的磁磚,不過還是有停放在一樓的車輛,玻璃遭磁磚砸破。

附近住戶表示:「砸下來破掉,玻璃要好幾千元。(這樣要怎麼辦?) 要怎麼辦?跟他講要怎麼辦,他有辦法負責嗎?」

社區住戶表示,從921大地震之後,外牆磁磚就開始陸續掉落,最近大雨又大太陽,冷熱交替,磁磚剝落的更嚴重,而管委會一直沒有修繕,讓人有安全疑慮;管委會解釋,如果要重新拉皮,費用必須由住戶分擔,但這個提案一直沒有獲得住戶同意。

社區總幹事 蔡先生表示:「這幾年脫落得差不多了,重新再來拉皮,將近要兩千萬,有經過住戶大會,每一戶幾乎要分攤六萬元,但是一直沒有通過。」

彰化縣建設處使管科技士 陳信宏表示:「建築物的所有權人,他應該要去維護建築物的合法使用,跟結構設備安全,它磁磚掉落導致車輛,或者是人員的傷亡部分,他會有相關的民事跟刑事責任。」

彰化縣建設處表示,管委會目前只設立防護網和警告標示來應急,但如果發生意外,管委會仍有法律責任,縣政府已要求限期改善,否則依照建築法規定,最高可以開罰30萬元。

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