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22 h22 hStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
$36K site costs for P class soil

Hi home135 Thanks for the soil report
That is a standard blanket report but It doesn't indicate where the extra over costs are?
For that…

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2 d2 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Build progress during COVID

Personally I don't think its a good time to Start the build as you might get stuck with delays and even Builder Bankruptcies ( lets hope not)
Check your builders…

3 d3 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Volume Builder Free Site Inspection

Hi chiz welcome to the forum
Ask for the certified geotech soil report, footing and retaining details after the site inspection
It should be signed…

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4 d4 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
What Were Your Site Costs?

Hey Mitchetto Welcome to the forum
This has been discussed week in, week out and to no avail, site work cost is a hot…

4 d4 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Footings and steel piers for Transportable.. help

Hi Ianmc
Welcome to the forum
You would do better if you put up the image of the engineering plan and details (Delete the…

5 d5 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Building a narrow lot home in Perth

You can do the site works yourself... it depends on what is required hence the need for a geotech report and Contour Survey...weight up the options
Cheers
Chris

8 d8 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Drop Edged beam for Council but not CDC

They are not proper certified engineering drawings
The engineers certification details should be on them eg here
Then its possible to work out an estimate for the extra concrete for the deep…

8 d8 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Slab issues

The slab should be inspected and photographed in ideal conditions ie during the day in sunlight, when dry, preferably cleaned/swept or after rained on
That way all the soil has been…

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
using recycled reds in walls - with attic in roof

Recycled bricks Should be OK
The slender brick wall may need to be stiffened by piers, increase wall width, larger footings, etc
You will need to put up plans and more info
Cheers
Chris

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
slab classification?

Welcome to the forum
I can honestly say the engineer doesn't profit when specifying, upgrading and then certifying the Site/footings ( nor do they price up the work, etc)
Then on the…

10 d10 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
is this normal in slab

I suggest you contact the Council Building Department and request a copy of the stamped certified Engineers Plans/Details and Geotech report, also ask the Builder who Inspected the footings and…

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12 d12 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
No isolation joint between driveway and slab, dowel used?

And that is why we don't install rebar dowels externally, it rusts->expands, cracking the concrete over time
more importantly, the concretor hasn't followed the engineers details and you haven't got…

12 d12 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
is this normal in slab

IMO, That is not fit for purpose
Refer to the engineering slab Details for dropped edge beam
More information is also required, the better the information the better the response, and it…

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12 d12 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
No isolation joint between driveway and slab, dowel used?

An isolation joint is needed as for the Dowel bar connection who recommended that and why?
And are you now going to x-ray the slab at a cost of a thousand…

12 d12 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
No isolation joint between driveway and slab, dowel used?

Control Joints are provided at a ratio of No greater than 1:3,etc,etc
If you want a better response may I suggest you put up photos and more information
Did you not…

13 d13 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Engineering for build half-way over garage

Hi timpm
Welcome to the forum
There should be a lintel over the garage opening
It requires a stub column and Beam/Lintel to carry the…

13 d13 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Townhouse Structural design validation

The plans aren't validated for construction unless they are stamped?
It also says in print on the cross section plans "Refer to Engineers Drawings"
I suggest you get copies of the Engineers…

15 d15 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
First floor addtiion - Sequence from beginning to build

Your sequence is incorrect basically planning first then building
1 Development Application DA generally requires a site plan, geotech site report, elevations,Floor Plan, Demolition plan, etc
The Councils website should have a…

16 d16 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Impact of current economic situation on house building this

It's certainly not shaping up well on the health and economic front
Remembering the last recession, land prices here were slashed.
Cheers
Chris

17 d17 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Ben Trager

I suggest you also read up on
Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) in Buildings
OT, also factor in higher home insurance costs,etc,etc
Cheers
Chris

18 d18 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Fixed site costs & tendering process.

Great
Tag me in on the structural Queries
Forewarned is forearmed
Cheers
Chris

20 d20 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Owner build pole home info required

Hi Brendan Laman
Welcome to the forum
You are probably better off consulting a design engineer in Qld
or someone that can offer a complete…

20 d20 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Hydraulics engineer question

DA is planning applications Site plan, Elevations, floor plans
BA is the building application requiring DA + Energy, Stormater, Engineering, Geotech, NCC compliance checks, etc
The Councils engineer might do a quick…

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20 d20 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Hydraulics engineer question

The Hydraulics/stormwater Is required as part of the Building Application (BA)
And unless the plans are certified by a civil engineer the drainer will be unable to certify CDC
Unfortunately, that's the…

21 d21 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Fixed site costs & tendering process.

My2c
How to get the best info for your Build
1.Start A new Thread specifically for your project, experts can read photos, post back,send PMs,etc
2.Support those that support Homeone ie advertises and…

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22 d22 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Feedback on this house diagram? Please

Hey @moromillas Radec
Seriously spend a couple grand and do it properly
with that expect a contour survey, Geotech Report, with Data, quants, project cost estimates, engineering,details ,etc,etc. Own copyright…

22 d22 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Tax Payers Slugged $400K to renovate Parliament coffee cart

Most battlers and punters struggle to afford a house at $400K, yet our politicians and bureaucrats
seemed to be preoccupied with their coffee cart...:lol:

22 d22 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Fixed site costs & tendering process.

Hiu phinx
Welcome to the forum
Try searching the Database on Homeone here
and other posts
OT, Unfortunately Salesman on large commissions are amongst the…

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22 d22 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Concrete driveway testing - please help

Again... more information and photos helps
The better the information that you provide the better the reply
BTW your builder knows you don't have a leg to stand on
Cheers
Chris

24 d24 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Concrete driveway testing - please help

Hi tanzybabe
Start with the site plan and engineering details which should specify
Grade, Slump, Aggregate size, reinforcement, concrete thickness, etc
Then check what was…

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