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1 d1 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
DA to Parramatta Council problems listed. Please could you h

Contact Engineers Australia
They have a new forum but it's only open to members
also track down engineering students they have access to the software on campus
Goodluck

1 d1 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Hallbury Home RIP OFF!!!

The level of data/information to provide is always a contentious issue..
how much is enough... and what is too much
Needless to say
1. The first stage is an approximation..define cost Boundaries ie…

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1 d1 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
DA to Parramatta Council problems listed. Please could you h

Try and find residents that have recently dealt with the same issues, contact their engineers.
Your architect should have advised you accordingly before you engaged them
HTH

1 d1 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
DA to Parramatta Council problems listed. Please could you h

Try contacting a larger Civil Engineering firm in your locality
They will have the required surveys, databases and spreadsheets
the calcs/proofs will require their certification
Cheers
Chris

2 d2 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Couplex pods

Hi Den45
They are PVC Void Formers
Haven't seem them nor have I been able to track down the engineering technical data
Most Engineers are…

2 d2 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Cut and fill help

Hi divo247
Thanks for the info
You shouldn't have any issues
At s guess there's approx. 70m3 of concrete?
I suggest you break down the build/trade…

3 d3 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Cut and fill help

Hi Divo247
Welcome to the forum
Short answer yes and DIY on the earth works, search controlled fill, I do recommend a deep sand…

4 d4 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Roof support, want to remove some walls

One would assume if you are building in WA you would be using off the shelf products.
As for F17 Timber 120 x 35 sizes in perth? Here Bunnings provides a…

4 d4 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Are holes in brick mortar normal after acid wash?

Newbie2334
Welcome to the forum, photos safe guard you in the future and also help others on the forum
You will need to have the…

5 d5 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Roof support, want to remove some walls

Thanks for the reply
At a quick glance at AS1684.2 table 27 you are way off with 2x 120X35 Pine substitutes
I suggest a much deeper/stiffer beam, BTW Structural Beam Plans are…

5 d5 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Roof support, want to remove some walls

Your information is incorrect 120 x 35 available pine is not F17 grade or are you using Jarrah either way I doubt your hanging/strutting beam is sufficient in size?…

5 d5 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Hallbury Home RIP OFF!!!

Hi chrispowell
Welcome to the forum
I would say your Architect is also partially to blame
by not providing you with a better design service
which…

5 d5 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Slab scarring

:lol: Scars generally heal, you mean defect, the rebar is not suppose to be exposed.
Was the reinforcement not inspected prior to concrete placement?
Refer to your engineering…

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
H2 Slab comments on workmanship???

Hi SSvdara
More info required are there piles situated beneath the bulbous concrete Blowouts and did you have the concrete pour inspected?
I suggest…

11 d11 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
New house slab work quality in doubt

Hi SMcphee
Thanks for the photo
Your photo has highlighted potentially another issue
with with varying Soffits ( Below Ceiling Heights) at wall junctions, namely…

New house slab work quality in doubt
12 d12 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
New house slab work quality in doubt

Uneven heights of the ceiling below the slab
Should be shown on the engineering suspended Slab Drawings
All suspended slabs should be inspected and certified by an Engineer was this not done?
As…

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12 d12 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
New house slab work quality in doubt

BTW, Photos help others

12 d12 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Screw piles vs bored piers

You will never get that money back, upon resale
OT Yet another reason to own copyright have your own site report and engineering.
BTW, Always check the quantities

13 d13 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
New house slab work quality in doubt

Hi Smcphee
Welcome to the forum
You will need to check the engineering Drawings/Details
Suspended Slabs are generally in Brick coursing (Std Brick 86mm)
2c 172mm…

16 d16 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Concerns flat roof lean to

Good Move as It's not worth the hassle with Council
OT here is
why
1.The Councils Unauthorised and Building Compliant Department checks annual aerial photos
which Flags Illegal structures
2.They will inspect the…

16 d16 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Concerns flat roof lean to

If that's is an Illegal non compliant structure you will have a much bigger issue than the screws used
Structurally it's not fit for purpose & Council will make you…

16 d16 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Concerns flat roof lean to

Hi Dan87
Welcome to the forum
You will require Planning & Engineering designs/details and Certification for that
At a glance it is under Engineered...
I'd…

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16 d16 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Building a new home in W.A.

Ouch, Do the tiling after handover but
First, check your
If you are to pull out then you may be stuck with the base rectification issues after Hand over
hth

18 d18 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Rising damp - concrete floor and slopes exterior

Thanks for the photos
At a quick glance you will need to locate the root cause of the water ingress outside or beneath the slab ie
Broken agri or Stormwater pipes? and…

18 d18 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
House and Land package

Hi SK1
Welcome to the forum
Providing they are not one and the same company
You can cancel the agreement for the preparation of plans…

19 d19 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
thermal bridging in steel frame houses

indo26slate
I suggest you prioritise Thermal Expansion joint movement and cracking of finishes with your builder
as it may affect your warranties.
Search for the…

19 d19 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Rising damp - concrete floor and slopes exterior

Quick reply
Check out
BTW photos help others
Cheers
Chris

19 d19 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Double glazing worth the $$ in Perth?

E Glass meets the energy code requirements in Perth which has a moderate climate ( goldilocks zone) while most spend more time outdoors than indoors.
If you have a spare…

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20 d20 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
New NCC Development Of Performance Solutions and Evaluations

If your build is non compliant with relevant Codes then alternate solutions are acceptable under certain circumstances
Process Guidelines Here
1.Prepare a performance based design brief
2.Carry out analysis, Modelling or Testing
3.Collate…

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21 d21 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
What’s your approximate build cost?

LOL, that in the industry is called Variation/upgrade
all the upgrade prices are on the internet eg, $20k giveaways, cheap upgrades,etc
Compare & tell the builder to sharpen his pencil and…

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