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6 months6 monthscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
Brickwork Articulation Joints

Our senior structural engineer, Patrick Mazoudier, delivered an internal training session for our engineers at Cornell Engineers on articulation joints this morning and we're making it freely available on our…

3 years3 yearscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
Solid timber 180mm x 19mm secret nailed

Hi ctvu
It is certainly more complicated and more susceptible to gapping.
Here's what I found online:
http://www.paradise-timbers.com.au/pdf/ ... cedure.pdf
Matt Cornell

3 years3 yearscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
Driveway paver colouring/painting questions

How about picking out some of the old ones and mixing them in with the new ones and vice versa?
Matt

3 years3 yearscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
Perpend dispute with builder

This might help. It's an extract from the previous version of AS3700 regarding mortar joints but I doubt it changed in the most recent version. Bluff and say it's current!

3 years3 yearscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
First renovation

Try these guys:
http://www.resbuild.com.au/
But that isn't a lot of money for an extension. You might be able to do a nice renovation though?
http://www.clairestevensid.com.au/
Regards
Matt

3 years3 yearscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
brick pillars

I'll take a bet both ways.
If the cavity is filled with mortar, I don't think brick ties will be required but I'd be concerned the steel could corrode unless you…

3 years3 yearscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
Footing Variation with controlled fill

Hi LittleSuzi
I'm guessing your slab is a waffle slab with brick veneer walls? If I'm wrong let me know. According to AS2870 (the 'book' of standard waffle slab designs),…

3 years3 yearscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
How to do walkway canopy/awning ?

Perhaps a carpenter to do some rafters, a beam and posts onto a concrete footings.
Maybe find someone on this site:
http://www.homeone.com.au/pergolas
Matt

3 years3 yearscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
Concrete slab level reference

I'll have a crack.
Try this:
http://www.qbcc.qld.gov.au/sites/defaul ... uide_0.pdf
76 pages - must be something for you?
Matt Cornell

3 years3 yearscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
Whens too late to upgrade slab?

Hi buzurk
If the pods and reinforcement are in (and I presume the formwork is in too), then it IS too late to upgrade an "M" class waffle slab to a…

4 years4 yearscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
Crack in polished concrete! HELP!

This wouldn't be the first time a polished concrete slab has had cracks in it. What did your contractor say?
Matt

4 years4 yearscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
Porch slab cracked

Do you have any other photos? I can't understand why the abelflex (the foam) is there.
Matt

4 years4 yearscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
Roof Ventilation (whirly bird)

Oh I saw those solar powered units at the home show. They looked fantastic.

4 years4 yearscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
soil teste at Warralily Coast

In theory it should rule out you using a waffle slab if your house is brick veneer. There is no off the shelf waffle slab design for H2 and H2-D.
Matt

4 years4 yearscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
M to MD class slab

Sounds funny. M-D is a soil classification in areas of deep seated movement - ie extremes in seasonal moisture. It has nothing to do with flood risk. Ask your soil…

4 years4 yearscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
Roof Ventilation (whirly bird)

Hi Dale
We got a plumber to put whirlybirds into a house we owned in Mackay. They were fantastic and the plumber told me they were cyclone rated. I'm an engineer…

4 years4 yearscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
Architect or Builder???

Hi Frangi
I think the easiest way to get the house you want is with photos. Sites like Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/ let you save the photos you like…

4 years4 yearscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
soil bearing capacity

Hi waxinggibbous
150kPa is stiff soil that is hard to indent with thumb pressure. You've gone to the expense of getting an engineer to design your structure - for only a…

4 years4 yearscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
fridge plumbing

Hi Sands_13
We had our fridge plumbed in when we got s similar water and ice dispensing beast. We have a shut off valve and an adapter for the thin white…

4 years4 yearscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
Hello from Brisbane

Good luck Josh. There are some fantastic Brisbanites on here with plenty of experience. Hope the reno is a success!
Matt Cornell

4 years4 yearscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

Hi Insider
Fair point about not getting peoples' hopes up. I learnt my trade from the engineers in Toowoomba where they have heavy black soil and fixing heave cases in Emerald…

4 years4 yearscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

Hi Insider
I use a water level and record floor levels throughout a house at approx 6 to 12 monthly intervals after site conditions have been improved or a cut-off trench…

4 years4 yearscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
Ceiling Cracking in One Room

Hi Eden
I've seen a lot of ground movement in houses, but normally it appears as gaps under walls, at tops of walls or diagonal cracks in walls - mostly emanating…

4 years4 yearscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

The answer is "Disclaimers".
Waffle slabs are definitely in AS2870 - the Australian standard for residential footings and slabs for sites right up to H2-D. In AS2870 and various CSIRO…

4 years4 yearscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
Slab for HWU - is this it???

I would be concerned too. It won't hurt to take matters into your own hands. Get a 20kg bag of quick set concrete from Bunnings, wet it up to the…

4 years4 yearscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

Hi Guys
The problem you're facing with slab heave in Melbourne isn't new to Melbourne, Victoria or Australia. It's been faced before and it'll happen again after all the attention dies…

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