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24 h24 hStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Building Inspector - how many & what stage

Structural Building certification is currently under review in Light of the
I tend to Agree with These Comments from the article
“Building surveyors (also known as private certifiers) are not structural…

3 d3 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Using exposed brick for a feature wall

And the reason is "the Slab and footing Engineering will need upgrading"
The cost of brickwork is relatively cheap if you have the Correct Footings specified...hth

3 d3 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Exposed waffle pod after slab pour?

Footings Slabs should be poured unless specified otherwise in the engineering Details & Notes.
Unfortunately, I am seeing photos of Footings & Slabs being broken down into part processes with…

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7 d7 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Costs for house plans

Go with % Of contract estimate
House Plans 2%
Engineering ( including site report) 1%
Both should include Specis, Notes & Quantity Estimates
hth

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9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
2nd Storey Extension Owner Builder

Without a sketch That estimate works out about right
I am assuming Upper Light Frame Construction , Budget on $80-100K per room, $30-$50K
I suggest you get your own sketch, check…

10 d10 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Slab crumbling?

SRK114
Welcome to the forum
You should also have the brickwork inspected as well
The main structural stages are , Siteworks, Footing/Slab, Brickwork, Framework, Roofing
Have…

10 d10 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Home Design Software

They all have strength and weaknesses
Focus on one that allows you to
Takes off quantities, m, m2, m3, SI Units, etc
That allows for file translations (imports/exports) to other consultants software,…

12 d12 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA

Thme
At a quick glance the brickwork Should be verticore at minimal cost
unless you want to deal with constant brickwork cracking,3c Bonded brickwork…

13 d13 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Building a new home with Rammed Earth - Experiences

Hi SJCAbode Welcome to the forum
You might want to also consider hth

15 d15 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Stumps already in place

The building inspector should give you the same advice as Insider gave you Plus
There is a high chance the footings are non-compliant in which case an engineer will need to…

24 d24 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Pier depth for cut and fill site

Good idea to check the depth, compaction/bearing & take photos
generally anything buried & covered is often forgotten
BTW The pile depths will vary onsite
Cheers

24 d24 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Pier depth for cut and fill site

acro Welcome to the forum
You should have firmed up the site work costs with your own engineers report before you handed over money…

25 d25 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Cracked Building Highlights certification Problems

The directors of the Building certification company that signed off on the structural integrity of the Opal Tower apartments have been previously fined by the building industry watchdog on other…

25 d25 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Redoing faulty trades jobs and doing my Tiling work. What do

Plastering, painting and tiling are considered by some in the industry as replaceable/disposable elements
Structural Elements are not. I suggest you hook up with a plumber as bathroom renos/replacements are going…

25 d25 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Redoing faulty trades jobs and doing my Tiling work. What do

Qazwsx123
I suggest you take photos,keep records and follow up on Builders correspondence.on every job you do..CYA
as clients are doing the same.
BTW…

26 d26 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Cracked Building Highlights certification Problems

Punters get stung on "High-Quality Development..
Where you need a licence to paint the structure but you don't need one to design the structure?
Million dollar apartments set to sink in value....
Are…

27 d27 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Can beans and slabs be poured at different dates?

Dynamic1
Welcome to the forum
I suggest you get advice from your own structural engineer after you get copies of the geotech & engineering…

1 month1 monthStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Staircase Upgrade Cost

Forg I hear the argument that it is not part of the structure all the time. My2c
a simple staircase technically is…

1 month1 monthStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
extending our 1930s something.

Photos, Budget, BTW, This also helps others. Thanks

1 month1 monthStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Balcony conversion

I agree Balconies that size are of No Added Value where as another room can add $100K in value
1.Yes, but weight up alternate options Eg partial demolition + addition build…

1 month1 monthStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Contracts signed-subject to Bank Val-

3% Sounds reasonable and you could be up for the extra costs read your contract/agreement for the Preparation of Plans
If there were other consultants involved you could be up for…

1 month1 monthStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Staircase Upgrade Cost

AlexRRR Structural Staircases need to be designed & certified by a Structural Engineer
So when I see rubbish calculations like this
it should have…

1 month1 monthStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Owner/ Builder -Architect Build PM'd by Rehaan Builders

Gablesrocks
That is a wonderful unique feature ( Frankly, I am getting over off the form grey concrete) and thanks for sharing the…

1 month1 monthStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Owner/ Builder -Architect Build PM'd by Rehaan Builders

You need to be able to visualise how it's going to look It boils down to design, personal taste, lighting, materials and other factors, I tend to just focus on…

Owner/ Builder -Architect Build PM'd by Rehaan Builders
1 month1 monthStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Owner/ Builder -Architect Build PM'd by Rehaan Builders

Sounds nice...I've designed/engineered one similar with the concrete mono stringer offset 50mm from the stone feature wall with cantilever polished concrete treads. Looking forward to seeing your stairs

1 month1 monthStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Owner/ Builder -Architect Build PM'd by Rehaan Builders

Gablesrocks
I hope you are going to make a nice feature of the staircase
Stone wall cantilever stairs?
Thanks for sharing
Chris

1 month1 monthStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Deck standards esp re footings ? (Brisbane)

Unfortunately,That is a useless Jpeg Image file which is all I'm able to put up
For more detailed information I use PDFs for details, G-sheets for Quantities, Planning,etc
Tied into suppliers codes,…

1 month1 monthStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Retired Builder /engineer and designer/project manager.

In case you haven't noticed G-Plus (Bloggers) is winding up , It's what's replacing it that has punters excited.
I am always happy to put up Data content that
Itool, now…

1 month1 monthStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Retired Builder /engineer and designer/project manager.

Hey in case you missed this post
Itool keep up with the technology

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