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5 h5 hStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Independent Building Surveyor or Builder's Surveyor

OT Civil courts enforce penalties for breaches especially when the builders does little to mitigate the problem
Group Court actions make them affordable when there is more than one plaintiff

5 h5 hStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Independent Building Surveyor or Builder's Surveyor

Unified national regulations will eventually put qualified in control of critical structural inspections as it should be
in the meantime be prepared always ask questions, take photos, insist on…

7 h7 hStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Independent Building Surveyor or Builder's Surveyor

This just goes to show you know very little about Structural Design ie. Codes AS3600 Concrete & AS3700 Masonry ie concrete shrinkage, creep and crack control on unreinforced supporting masonry…

19 h19 hStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Independent Building Surveyor or Builder's Surveyor

6 to 7 years structural warranties that is what they all offer and that is why it is imperative to have an engineer check your biggest ever investment. It can…

19 h19 hStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Independent Building Surveyor or Builder's Surveyor

I am not talking about building permit approvals mate
Building surveyors supposedly deal with that, but that may not be what gets built.
(In fact anyone can check the codes for…

1 d1 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Independent Building Surveyor or Builder's Surveyor

1. Engineers are licensed to deal with all aspects of structural design.. ( Engineers Australia, National Engineer Register)
Building Surveyors are licensed to deal with the NCC and compliance only
Building Inspectors/Consultants…

2 d2 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Help ceiling expansion joint

JsesTAGE1B Thanks for the info
There is a need for a break in the ceiling but he could have placed &/or disguised it better
Personally…

2 d2 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Theft/ vandalism

Hi lovisa White Goods and aircon units yes, Piping and insulation hardly, Unfortunately at lookup you can't check it
Ask if you can do an…

3 d3 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Help ceiling expansion joint

jsesTAGE1B
Sorry more questions
Is it shown on your floor plans, construction details, anywhere?
Is your roof framing trusses?
How long is your passage?
Expansions coefficients here
Control Joints…

3 d3 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Ground level deck cost

Hi First_Timer_Ray You can bolt the battens or bearers to the concrete slab
but be mindful if water ponds or pools beneath the battens may…

3 d3 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Help ceiling expansion joint

jsesTAGE1B
Check your Engineering drawings for expansion joints? Are you using steel framing?
Not only does that look ugly it could possibly be incorrect (builders…

3 d3 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Independent Building Surveyor or Builder's Surveyor

Those building inspection reports are worthless as they turn a blind eye to non compliance here's
what we do in WA. They will tick everything that is correct and ignore…

4 d4 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Given a variation after the work had been completed

Hi JDee what were the charges for?
If they are not agreed upon don't pay them

4 d4 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Question regarding Piers

Hi Caydenn Do you have the engineering Drawing/Details?
Yes it needs to be checked by an engineer

5 d5 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Site Works Cost in Perth

Jaycee24 they should have given you Site Plan, Floor Plan & Elevations
That accompanies those descriptions & costings which are incidentally confusing at best?
If…

5 d5 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Site Works Cost in Perth

jaycee24
Type A footings are included on the majority of builds...it's a standard cost..BTW the builder can't quote a house without footings
If there is…

5 d5 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Stained framing panels ??? A problem ... GJ Gardner build

Galleriamad
Thanks for posting the photos
Please check your engineering Plans/Notes under Wind loading category , Timber framing for Shear walls & Bracing
May I also…

6 d6 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Retaining Wall on New Land

Hi JohnRambo
First thing to do is contact the Council and get a copy of the neighbours site plan with GLs, FFLs & Retaining Details
then…

6 d6 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Feedback on Land Contours

Sounds like a 2m fall would add too much cost to the build :(<br />
That is an opinion and your decision  needs to be based on Data, Facts…</p></div><div class=

6 d6 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Itemised prices

You have a choice with adding/changing $60 door handles (upgrades) and it is not going to push you over the edge,
nor is charging a $600 admin fee, though you…

7 d7 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Site Works Cost in Perth

Jaycee24
I do recommend that you have the engineering independently checked by an engineer before hand on difficult blocks/builds
Here's why
1. There will be…

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Salvage and demolition for a KDR?

Those of us that have been around long enough have seen boom and bust economic periods
Smart Builders/Developers will build other people's projects during boom times and their own during bust…

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Urgent Question: Site cost in Somerfield estate

In a boom market always "fix costs" then it becomes the builders problem if he can't get subcontractors to do the work for what he initially quoted. $10K for siteworks…

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Owner Builder for new townhouse development and existing hou

soot welcome to the form
What type of renovations are you doing to the existing house?
Is your subdivision a strata or green title?
For example…

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Architecturally Designed Home - Vic

They are personal on his own blog
and open for constructive comment here...get the gist

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Architecturally Designed Home - Vic

frankily Take a hint!
Your stair images exclude real Engineering, Construction data and proofs, do yourself a favour and put some up, frankly,
it's a fake…

10 d10 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Salvage and demolition for a KDR?

Here in Perth renos on larger block , older area, etc are booming where purchases are around 40% less than the new builds
OT There are many ways to…

10 d10 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Building on top of filled in pool

Yep Couldn't agree more.... please get a proper opinion and ask your own (local) engineer for options
Also I doubt your engineer will give you costs unless he carries…

11 d11 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Architecturally Designed Home - Vic

I don't see any commercial projects here?
But I am seeing more marketing renderings without data and people seeking advice
On difficult builds rather than be told the engineering is estimated at…

12 d12 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Architecturally Designed Home - Vic

How many Clients use quantity surveyors on their houses? probably Zero
Why would you when you can extract all the data , quantities & costs from
3D Bim was developed for…

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