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2 months2 monthscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
Full renovation of 90’s brick home Brisbane

This service that Resbuild offers might be handy?

3 months3 monthscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
Engineer needed to approve retaining wall NSW North Shore

Thanks for the recommendation StructuralBIMGuy but I'm not a big fan of timber retaining walls due to long term durability issues. I'd like…

3 months3 monthscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
Buying overland flow land

It's good that you're aware of these issues so early. Good work.
Overland flow affects what type of building you can build (on stumps vs on slab) so speak to your…

3 months3 monthscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
Very Steep Block Brisbane - New home Construction

Hi
Have you got a building designer yet or do you intend getting your builder to help with the design?
Did your soil tester say anything about getting a "slope stability"…

3 months3 monthscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
Rainwater tank - is it worth in Brisbane

This is an old report done for the Australian Government but it's worth reading if you have time. It turned me off having a rainwater tank:
In fact I'm surprised that…

3 months3 monthscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
Carport to bedroom conversion. Brisbane North private builde

Hi Do
Even before you start talking to builders (unless you're only chasing an indicative price, I'd suggest you have a bit of homework to do first:
Carport slabs don't need to…

8 months8 monthscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
How to fix this sheet parts coming off from Gyprock ceiling?

Hi
That looks like plasterboard tape - the paper tape placed over the plasterboard joints by the plasterer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJ17oTw0jkI
If it's loose there could be moisture above…

8 months8 monthscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
Can beans and slabs be poured at different dates?

Hi sweetswisssteel
I had a look at your previous posts and you\'re already pretty aware of the issues.
Three things to consider. Drainage. Drainage. Drainage.
Keep moisture away from your house.…

8 months8 monthscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
Change to ceiling height

You might have overall building height limits imposed by council like we do here in Brisbane. Either that or the designer isn't willing to recalculate the wind loads on your…

8 months8 monthscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
Can beans and slabs be poured at different dates?

Thanks for the feedback Chippy. I've put a lot of effort into the website and I'm glad it's helping people. We haven't got all the answers but we try at…

8 months8 monthscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
Can beans and slabs be poured at different dates?

I've never heard of a builder doing a construction joint in a waffle slab before. Definitely need your engineer to approve the two-pour slab in writing before you let them…

8 months8 monthscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
Deck standards esp re footings ? (Brisbane)

Try this link from Timber Queensland.
https://www.qbcc.qld.gov.au/sites/defau ... _final.pdf
PS. You'll also need a building certifier. Try http://www.buildingcertificationgroup.com.au/

8 months8 monthscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
Incorrect roof pitch

Hi Sarah
Try Don Dixon. He services Brisbane area. http://www.buildingpestinspectionsnorth ... te.com.au/
Phone 0418 222 934

8 months8 monthscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
Does ceiling height adds value to the property?

I agree. Higher ceilings are definitely better. I convinced a client to raise her ceilings in her house raise project. After all the engineering and inspections and work we did…

2 years2 yearscornellengineerscornellengineers 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…

4 years4 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

4 years4 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

4 years4 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!

4 years4 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

4 years4 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…

4 years4 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),…

4 years4 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

4 years4 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

5 years5 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…

5 years5 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

5 years5 yearscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
Porch slab cracked

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

5 years5 yearscornellengineerscornellengineers posted:
Roof Ventilation (whirly bird)

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

5 years5 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

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