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8 m8 mStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Concrete Footings for patio/pergola

Hi Bazinga2019
Welcome o the forum
Do you have the engineering drawings for the installation?
Did you get Council approval for the installation?
More info required…

22 h22 hStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Building Report Help

It sounds like a visual report, that you could have done yourself for free (saved $250) and posted the images up on a forum and asked for advice?
Be mindful fully…

1 d1 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Building Report Help

That's not a structural report and the disclaimers render it useless
1. Start by contacting the local council check to see if any illegal additions have been added
2. Sales history…

2 d2 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Building Report Help

Scooter13 Welcome to the forum
Builders and selling agents generally work hand in hand
here are my tips on evaluating Structural reports
1.Here proper Structural reports…

2 d2 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Drainage Issues along new concrete walkway

Thanks and welcome to the forum
You might want to tag me/ heads up
my up coming posts on BIM, Data and Bosch
are going to be very useful for those building
Cheers…

2 d2 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Reno expansion Joint on stairwell

Your welcome, I use to see it a lot between Brickwork and Concrete suspended slabs adjacent to stairwells, again a less obtrusive flexible control V- joint would have looked neater/better.…

2 d2 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Rawson Homes The Edge Build problems

Funny you should mention the new home sales process which I mentioned today...now that's an industry that needs cleaning up...
Unfortunately the Building complaint Regulation system is chockers
The worse complaints…

2 d2 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Reno expansion Joint on stairwell

Hi oneandonlyreno
Welcome to the forum
Yes that control joint looks out of place
and no its not necessary on stud framing and plasterboard
It's…

2 d2 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Drainage Issues along new concrete walkway

Frustrated lady
Welcome to the forum
I suggest you check your engineering Drawings for Compliant Drainage details
Then cross check with whats in the contract…

2 d2 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Start Date six months, 6 months build time!!!

Most sales persons aren't even employees, they are subcontractors earning huge commissions based on sales.
If they don't promise and sell they don't get paid. here are my experiences
1. They become…

2 d2 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Knock down rebuild hidden costs

Not so, You can get good cheap compaction on a sandy site, so it doesn't always become a problem site

3 d3 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Knock down rebuild hidden costs

LOL, That's why site costs are referred to as hidden costs, as initially they are buried... out of -site- Sight
Generally, by the time they are uncovered ( Geotech reports, engineering,…

7 d7 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Stone upgrade costs with builder ???

Always start by checking the prices online

7 d7 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
HIA Contracts/Owners rights

You can talk to whoever you want and post questions where ever you wish
OT, Problems arise when
1. You don't have all the Engineering drawings, notes and specifications..how do you know…

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7 d7 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
HIA Contracts/Owners rights

Of course you can hire an independent Engineer and the Builder should be notified..why make the situation worse by not notifying them that your independent engineer is inspecting the structural…

8 d8 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
HIA Contracts/Owners rights

Correct, you aren't afforded the same protections, the HIA & MBA contracts are geared to the builders
You should have broken down and analysed all the design, data and costs …

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9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Site Cut & deepend Garage Edge beam to the western boundary

Do you have copies of their plans and engineering...did you take photos of the work along the boundary..is their build as per their plans?
Problems arise when you build and undermine…

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Raising house on concrete slab

Ddtheone
From an engineering perspective raising the house isn't cost effective
There are minimal compliance issues for basements, lol no overlooking issues
OT Basement are effective…

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Site Cut & deepend Garage Edge beam to the western boundary

@Wind
It is a good idea to check their contour survey, levels and Floor Plan,etc
Conveniently, their front elevation will not show the impact on the adjacent block levels (your block)
so you…

10 d10 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Door Issue

Try as I may I don't see $1900
So if I do the quick approx. math (although it may be tool late now..
Here
At best Original doors are worth $300 (Hardware,Fitting,Painting,…

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11 d11 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Site cost - fixed price

Welcome to the forum
Once you have the contour survey, Soil report, own design and engineering
Then you need to get a BIM 3D model, calculated Data and costs are automated for…

Site cost - fixed price
11 d11 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Cost to build a new waste sewer

We live in the Information automation age insist on costs, data and proofs, mate
don't put up with being treated like a mushroom... kept in the dark and fed BullSh!t
hth

11 d11 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Cost to build a new waste sewer

Bluesky2121
Welcome to the forum
It's too late now to be asking that question, once committed?
as you should have asked that question before you…

11 d11 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Door Issue

Libran_59
Good Quality Timber doors usually come/installed with the internal edge rebates?
$1900 ouch
Its hard to tell from the photo but I'd guess the…

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13 d13 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Door Issue

That is terrible
Double doors should have a proper
hth

13 d13 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Bankrupt Builder on partially finished house

From what I've heard the Insurance Kitty is also near collapse
as more money is now going out by way of claims than going in by way of premiums
they'll need an…

13 d13 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Engineer needed to approve retaining wall NSW North Shore

Hi Wages
Welcome to the forum
You might want to try
cornellengineers
Matt frequently assists member on This forum
OT,…

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14 d14 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Newbie owner/builder - building surveyor questions

Welcome to the forum
You will need to update the planning and building applications to suit
research
The calculations/proofs are done using the Engineering BIM 3D Model and Multiphysics…

Newbie owner/builder - building surveyor questions
14 d14 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
How best to pay trades

Agreed... Architectural BIM without data Is Rubbish
As they suck you in with rendered Elevations ie,Fake Images and thereafter you'll have your pants Pulled down on site with variations"
Engineering BIM Focuses…

14 d14 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Very Steep Block Brisbane - New home Construction

Hi brisbanetechno
Here you might find this useful
Make sure you get all the Engineering data/proofs and costs upfront, optimise and compare the costs
forewarned…

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