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1 d1 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Need Suggestions for under 350k for 40+ Double Storey Homes

Hi Samoz
Welcome to the forum
Whether you are considering a Renovation or Building new, you might want to consider
providing more info ie Sketches,…

1 d1 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Mortar test cost?

Parts of the wall will be checked against the codes, in same instances such as compression loading weak mortar is acceptable
eg old houses which have weak lime mortar are OK…

1 d1 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Deck timber to span 1.6m

Hi AntPJ
Photos and Sketch along with dimensions help
Cheers
Chris

1 d1 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
renovate or knock down and rebuild?

Hi Kendra530 Welcome to the forum
Thanks for the before, proposed & new sketch along with Cost Estimates
at a quick glance some costs look…

2 d2 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Appreciate your comments on the quality of this brickwork (p

Hi tweety123
Where are you building, more info required
Please get copies of the geotech report and all engineering drawings and details
If you are…

3 d3 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Small claims owner builder

There are always two sides to disputes
OT. Even more reason to have proper construction /engineering details/specifications agreed upon.
This also happening also on airtasker i am told

3 d3 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Appreciate your comments on the quality of this brickwork (p

From an engineering perspective the rendering adds nothing to the wall strength
Expanded mesh significantly reduces plaster cracking but the plaster is not a structural element (No AS/ Codes)
At worst it…

4 d4 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Acoustic insulation too heavy for steel stilts??

Never heard of that excuse before?
Obviously work hasn't slowed down enough to do alternate jobs.
Most project builders have a simple sausage factory mentality
that results from the trades they hire
You may…

5 d5 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Custom design, tender to small builders

I suggest you also look into what happens if the builder doesn't build your house according to the original design and certified engineering
(Check all the ... lol the ones…

5 d5 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Custom design, tender to small builders

The current rate is $7-$10m2 you can get less on airtasker but you won't know what you're getting and chances are they won't be certifiable and enforceable during the build.…

5 d5 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
HIA Build Contract without updated plans

Don't sign anything, until the plans/engineering have been updated and checked.
Is it safe? I've seen builds where the engineering hasn't been updated and the buildings have been handed over to…

5 d5 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Custom design, tender to small builders

The Perth Building market is in recession...it's a great time to build
Bricklayers/builders are charging $1.10/brick in Perth compared to $2.00/ brick in Sydney. (there is the price difference)
Get your own…

6 d6 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Crackling sounds Roof

Hi Kfm
The Council building department should have certified engineering plans make sure they are the most current.
Unfortunately builders have a habit…

6 d6 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Custom design, tender to small builders

Take a full AEC design service include Quantities, Data and proofs, Costs and Simulations, 3-5% contract value is a fair price.
Otherwise on a difficult build you might be in for…

6 d6 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
renovation or KDR?

I recommend you get Preliminary BIM 3D Sketches and data for renovation and KDR and compare the total build costs (ie, materials, Labour, time, etc), ask for Data &…

6 d6 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Crackling sounds Roof

Kfm
Unfortunately the problem is most defects don't necessary present themselves when being investigated/inspected
You will need to collect data establish proofs and determine…

7 d7 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
KDR Inner West Melbourne

Hi Comet Welcome to the forum
Builders are slashing prices and its a great time to build
hopefully you'll get what you want at a…

8 d8 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
finance as owner builder

It's tight, But all my clients aren't having problems, there is always Money available for the right projects
You will need to provide Building Information Modelling (BIM) Data, proofs, project planning,…

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Balcony walls renovation

Hi emilie welcome to the forum
Putting up photos does help..otherwise others are left guessing?
There are Australian Standards and alternate solutions they should be…

10 d10 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
When do construction errors usually manifest themselves?

Great post, I often get asked this on site during Engineering inspections. my2c
1. Serious errors show initial signs within the maintenance period 3-6 months
2. Concrete elements generally are reinforced
3. Brickwork…

10 d10 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Plumbing pre lays

Hi @Micor
Making provision for future services, expansion, renovations, etc is a great idea and can be done at a later date if they are planned properly
ie, prelays for bathrooms, slab…

11 d11 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation

Most of those exclusions should be inclusions?
The problem is builders don't wish to pay an Engineer for those items ie Structural Trusses, Structural Floors, Fire services?
I would have thought with…

18 d18 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Timber Laminate Floor Sinks in Corner of Room

Hi koolmoedee
Welcome to the forum and thanks for the (Simulation) video
Did you take photos or videos during the build, have staged inspections,etc,etc?
Unfortunately…

20 d20 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Cost Variations post Quote

Norts33
If I was to print that rubbish out off the internet and submit it to the council for approvals they would laugh…

20 d20 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Checking Room Dimensions (XYZ Coordinates) with Bosch Lasers

Here is an accurate, easy and quick way to measure, survey and check room dimensions or coordinates
Using the 3-Plane Green Laser and
Laser Rangefinder
This is the first step…

Checking Room Dimensions (XYZ Coordinates) with Bosch Lasers
20 d20 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
BCA Non Compliance - what to do??

Hi KnownothingOwner
Welcome to the forum, What items are non compliant?
Also photos helps others
Structural Elements Should always be inspected by a structural engineer…

20 d20 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Display home sale

It's a good idea to inspect anything before you buy it.. particularly Display homes which can cost you Million$
I also recommend you search previously sold ex Display homes that get…

25 d25 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Site cost - fixed price

Concrete reinforcement should always be checked in conjunction with the Certified Engineering Drawings
The best way to check Steel Reinforcement Position and Depth within Concrete is with a
Generally 3-4 metres
Cheers

25 d25 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Our Place - Meadow Springs, HGWA

Hi KJ3470
Brickwork Is almost finished
You might want to check that those perps are all Buttered up and filled
As fastwall without mortar…

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