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1 d1 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Building new home. Bricking looks wrong?

Ttang1
The joint thicknesses looks inconsistent as well
It is bad luck they used amateurs on your brickwork
BTW 4 1/2 bricks should measure 1070mm
I…

1 d1 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Building new home. Bricking looks wrong?

ttang1
Unfortunately, there is nothing that can be done with the brickwork now that should have been picked up and corrected earlier
Pity thorough, the…

2 d2 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
First Build in Perth - Choosing a Builder

Fivespice
you are dealing with salespeople that work on large commissions & Building companies with huge overheads... so what do you expect them to…

4 d4 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Suspended Concrete Slab with Hydronic Heating

TB23 have it designed for max shrinkage control (steel) , good vibration/Trowel/finishing work & curing
Make sure the engineer supervises quality control of the…

5 d5 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Anyone built using an architect?

The whole process involves data mathematical modelling, fixing some variables, optimising others, computer algorithms & accurately estimates prices (in a nutshell)
The 500k is a lower limit while $800k is the…

6 d6 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Anyone built using an architect?

That shear jump in building costs & engineering should have been factored into the design and data at the initial sketch rendering stage along with alternate construction materials, details…

6 d6 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Anyone built using an architect?

ecnal The whole Architect Registration system is a an ongoing joke
Enjoy the story here
Without data, engineering & proofs clients have no reason to trust…

6 d6 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Control Joints

Horse
Firstly, get a copy of the engineering plans, They should specify where the control joints should go and
I have my doubts that they…

7 d7 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Anyone built using an architect?

There are no labels just Fancy presentations that suck people in as you can see the results are devastating
theshack Here are the options…

7 d7 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Anyone built using an architect?

kiriray
Unfortunately you should have asked for a better all inclusive design service rather than settling for a rendered 3D model that has now…

7 d7 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Architect Cost What is Reasonable?

1960sModernistHome
You right every person building isn't a battler..

8 d8 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Varying mortar thickness - what are our options?

threepwood
I would be postponing PCI and then checking the brickwork
Appearance is worth $1K or some free paving
Repointing is about $10-$15K
LOL....You work it out…

8 d8 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Varying mortar thickness - what are our options?

threepwood if its not coastal then it's not M4
Poor workmanship, gaps, tolerances, etc. generally is an indicator or marker for clients to have it…

8 d8 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Varying mortar thickness - what are our options?

threepwood the wall may not be supporting Roof & Floor loads..but there are also wind loads and self loads (approx 15 Tonnes of brickwork)…

8 d8 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Retaining Walls

If its on the weather side you would do better to retain adjacent to the fence and away from your footings
Sorry no photos..But I can recommend to others the correct…

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Additional Site cost At Jordan Spring East (Stage-2)

@Mr.India
I suggest you get your own soil test & geotech report and ask to have it credited back
Construction In Bushfire zones AS3959 sect 5
Please post back if you require further…

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Sub-Standard Brickwork

arcadelt
OT I have more fun on real building sites asking/answering questions :)
Soon as they found out I was coming…

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Additional Site cost At Jordan Spring East (Stage-2)

@MR.India
The information you require is in AS2870-2011 sect 5.5
Requirements for aggressive soils
HTH

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Sub-Standard Brickwork

The Regulating authorities aren't interested "in the art of aesthetics" nor regulating Bad Taste
AS1170, AS3700, AS4055, AS1720,etc,etc
Decides on what is structural, what should be checked, and by whom....

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Varying mortar thickness - what are our options?

Threepwood
Welcome to the forum and thanks for the photo
unfortunately you haven't provided enough Info please provide the following
1.Close up of the joint, look…

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Sub-Standard Brickwork

Kylz44
Unfortunately, Building Surveyors & inspectors aren't qualified nor certified to deal with the relevant structural parts of AS3700 Masonry Construction codes for that…

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Architect Cost What is Reasonable?

Cheap seats at the back maybe....If you want to see reality mate go to a building site where the client says to the tradies
"I paid $5000 for that variation... that's…

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Architect Cost What is Reasonable?

And you'd do better earning the respect of battlers than tugging the forelock at Architects HTH

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Architect Cost What is Reasonable?

How about those (yes battlers) that drop $30K on unforeseen engineering costs..I suppose they can go back to the bank for more money...why don't you get real.
Nobody here cares…

10 d10 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Architect Cost What is Reasonable?

LOL "Yeah Sure, you blame the battlers and punters,you can't afford it,it's their fault?"
IMHO...The truth is they're sick and tired of hearing the same ol' Bull$!t while being ripped at…

15 d15 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Bricklayers & wastage of bricks - what's acceptable?

That's a quality control issue that needs to be taken up by the purchaser with the brick manufacturer.

18 d18 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Bricklayer - Melbourne

Random111
Those pay scale rates are rubbish mate they are out by +50% for AEC
BTW Thanks for the link

18 d18 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Bricklayer - Melbourne

The charge out rate is $60/hr (includes, insurances, training levis,Super, Holiday pay,expenses,etc)
you wont get squat at $40/hr mate or you might get 300/ bricks /day which still works out…

18 d18 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Bricklayer - Melbourne

When you Check & Compare day rates with brick rates they pretty much work out similar within 10%
Bricklayer 8 Hours $60/hr = $480 Day
Labourer 8 Hours $35/hr = $280 Day
Total…

18 d18 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Bricklayer - Melbourne

$0.88/brick?... who mixes the mud and stack/lifts the bricks?
you haven't factored in a labourer mate at that rate.
besides your expectations for bricklaying and labouring is low
as I said you might…

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