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2 h2 hStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Bricks on/over limestone retaining VS Drop Footings

Hi lizzabeta
Welcome to the forum.. Photos of the limestone wall helps
Who did your Architectural Drawings, they should have pointed out major potential…

1 d1 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Cracked tiles

Hi Sooki3 Welcome to the forum
Here's a good reference
Section 12: Floor and wall Tiling
Also discussed yesterday
I recommend you measure Slab movement over…

1 d1 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
from tender to contract sign stage

Builders would like you to sign a contract after DA Planning
If there are any problems/Issues the client carries the burden
If that burden becomes too large you can cancel the contract…

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2 d2 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Slab movement/heaving causing massive cracks

You will need to get that information
More importantly, moving forward the slab and movement will need to be monitored, DIY and also seek professional advice
Otherwise how will you know if…

4 d4 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Slab movement/heaving causing massive cracks

Hi donovanjd
Joker thanks for the heads up
Unfortunately, there is a lot of information missing and…

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5 d5 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
OB course - WA

Thanks for the reply
How many pieces is the home being delivered on site
and I'm not sure if an owner builder course covers kit Homes?

5 d5 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
OB course - WA

Hi hazelnutty
There are plenty of on-line courses
Are you doing a new build or reno?
Cheers
Chris

6 d6 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Site visit

Read your contract
There should be a clause which is included on all std MBA Contracts..unless modified by builder?
Owners access to site

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6 d6 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Exposed Agg specialist

No need to guess what actually went wrong as it's a combination effect ie initial set, lack of compaction/vibration and the concrete should have been inspected
What matters happened on the…

8 d8 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Exposed Agg specialist

The certifier can only check what is given to them
I suspect they weren't given all the paper work. please check
Qld has the best regs in Australia

8 d8 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Exposed Agg specialist

Track down the Engineering Details and Notes in the building contract
If the builders isn't forthcoming then the council building department should have all certified submitted documentation
Your building contract States the…

8 d8 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Exposed Agg specialist

Also the concrete wasn't vibrated properly?
I can see air voids, hence the porosity, below the surface the acid wash and water would have removed
the trowelled surface exposing the poor workmanship
I'm…

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Exposed Agg specialist

Poor Mix?
Did you get the mix specified and get the paper work from the concrete supplier?

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Exposed Agg specialist

Hey
Thanks for the photos
If you take a key and scratch the surface
does the concrete surface scratch easily..Photo?
Cheers
Chris

12 d12 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Pre council meeting

You are far better off organising your own Council Meetings and Reports
ie Geotech, Survey, Site, Engineering, BAL, Stormwater, Energy, Flood, etc,etc
OT and while you are at it have do your…

12 d12 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Site Cost

No refunds..That's the price
and as mentioned the price is loaded as to why?
Read the 1000's of issues people post here on homeone
Builders don't take risk, it's passed onto the…

15 d15 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
New member .... Help welcome. Timber frame wall coming down

Hey PBIO
Thanks for the info..there are 4 progressive Stages
Client Apps/Sketch-> Project Verification Stage/preliminary Design ->Planning/Development Application (DA)->Building Application (BA)
Sounds like you're at the Preliminary Stage?
This Involves Rough Sketch/3D Model, …

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16 d16 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Beware: Sales Rep falsifying documents and signature

My advice is that you cancel the preparation of plans agreement, get your deposit back and move on.`
The New Home Sales industry is unaccountable to anyone, unlike the real Estate…

17 d17 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
m2 cost for custom build sunshine coast

Finishes are one thing, hidden structural increases are yet another. Deleting that one column ends up costing you a fortune
make no mistake the timber frame will need to be upgrade…

17 d17 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
m2 cost for custom build sunshine coast

I suggest you have a look at real completed projects with cornerless Stacker doors and price up the engineering/construction properly Forget the provisional sums attached to rendered Fake Artist images…

18 d18 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
New member .... Help welcome. Timber frame wall coming down

Words only take you so far when renovating/building , sketches,details, calculations, data, compliance checks etc fill in the gaps
As some one who does structural repairs I do advocate getting proper…

18 d18 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Cracks on walls

Thanks for the update
The engineer will look at all possible causes resulting from , defective materials and workmanship,settlement/shear, structural & serviceability failures,etc and advise accordingly. OT the big one is…

19 d19 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Difficult draftsperson advice needed

Bastard roofs are just that.. and go hand in hand with Flat roofs, Parapets,box gutters etc ( I digress)
and unless you have pitched and flashed roofs you wont understand what…

19 d19 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Difficult draftsperson advice needed

When selecting a designer/architect don't get sucked in with fancy 3D presentations and rendered images
they may look real but without the engineering, compliance, quants, data , costs, checks, etc.... they…

19 d19 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Difficult draftsperson advice needed

LOL, birds of a feather flock together...
Steer clear of

Great... and you can always post back or leave a PM ( if you are not inclined to post)
OT, let…

19 d19 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
8.5m frontage - house meets both side fences. Weird?

Hi sarahB welcome to the forum
I suggest you put up a floor plan, elevation, data and areas
As there are limited ways to configure…

19 d19 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Difficult draftsperson advice needed

BSs like public servants ( no offence intended) only stamp official compliance documents. If it's structurally non compliant you will require an engineer. The system is what it is
1. you…

20 d20 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Difficult draftsperson advice needed

Hey
ReneeN Welcome to the forum
LOL, That's debatable Search the forum for
The Brickie/Builder will take the easiest option which is not necessarily…

20 d20 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Bracing timber beam under house

Correct, the council will ask you to engage a private Building Surveyor (BS) as they don't always inspect retrospective approvals or similar.
The BS checks the build against the NCC if…

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