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8 h8 hStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Cost issues - advice please

Chipstick
You might get a reasonable response up until you sign the contract if you are lucky
After that the builder holds the whip…

18 h18 hStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Cost issues - advice please

Chipstick
That's the problem builders don't rank in the
Stakeholders, Battlers & Punters invest time and money and generally just fork out....
I believe it's…

20 h20 hStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Living Nightmare

Ness11 Welcome to the forum
There are reasons why the building industry sticks to tried and tested conventional building technologies, ie. cavities control leaks &…

21 h21 hStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Poor Quality Brickwork - Need Advice

mralex34
You will need to get an engineer to check & verify the brickwork "is fit for purpose as per AS3700"
From the photos It…

3 d3 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Build price based on suburb

Drhomes
They will tell you it shouldn't...but it does
"Propensity to pay, or you should pay more because you can, or your location deserves a better/costlier…

4 d4 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Structural Engineer..Details, Photos,Help Needed, Q&A?

fyeahm welcome to the forum
Some engineers have developed their own classifications, but they are similar to the codes
the upgrade from A to S is…

4 d4 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Home plan needed...

blueskye30 Welcome to the forum ....Nice view but you forgot to mention your budget?
Where are you building, more info required

5 d5 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Owner Building - What's a reasonable cost for the slab?

Hi Arnie1989
Unfortunately trades have a habit of charging more for owner builders..here's why
1.They can usually get away with it.
2.They try to peg…

6 d6 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Pool Installation

Mrsxtro01
Xmas is probably the wrong time to be putting a pool in as it's their busiest time
You could have saved 10% discount plus…

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6 d6 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
M Class Slab/Foundation on a Site Classified P?? KDR in VIC

That's always the builders argument..."Better to be on the safe side ..But at what cost..." plus 10%, 15%, 20% of the contract value It's funny how the banks don't see…

8 d8 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
M Class Slab/Foundation on a Site Classified P?? KDR in VIC

Ouch! :shock: reclaimed swamp you should have shopped around for site costs firstly
BTW $27K is a bit rich IMO
I can buy the Machinery & Piles from…

8 d8 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Granvue Builders

Hi Kak85 welcome to the forum
You have raised a very good point, you might also what to check out Waterproofing/Flashings as well
The few that…

8 d8 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
M Class Slab/Foundation on a Site Classified P?? KDR in VIC

9528
I suggest you get copies of both soil reports
Particularly if you are close to the beach which you have indicated, and that it's…

8 d8 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
M Class Slab/Foundation on a Site Classified P?? KDR in VIC

9528
BTW, If you want accurate information you need to provide more details
Start by putting up your floor plans, is your build single storey…

10 d10 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
First Build in Perth - Choosing a Builder

Sure..everyone has someone to recommend based on personal endorsements
last time I looked salesman and advertising professions on large commissions where at the bottom of the
here are my tips
Choose…

11 d11 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Site Visit.. Things to bring along!

I always encourage New home builders to visit their New Home whilst under construction
here are the items you should bring along
1.Mobile phone + camera included
2.Tablet or ipad with internet access
3.…

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12 d12 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Virtual Reality Interactive Home Design

alexp79
The best modelling engine kernel & file format is parasolid
Archicad is in desperate need of Overhauling & Updating..pretend solid modelling and your file…

14 d14 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Gap from slab to internal hallway wall

@erecttvantennas
you need to provide more information like, where you are located , soil type, wall construction etc
The quality of the answers depends on the information provided by you!

14 d14 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Cracked slab help please

sunny74
Unfortunately, engineers reports generally come when it's too late and repair options will cost 5+ the original installation cost
that's if it can be…

14 d14 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Virtual Reality Interactive Home Design

LOL...Who really cares about Architectural only BIM software and BinX
That software doesn't support any engineering nor can engineers really endorse it

14 d14 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Is this Pre-lay out?

akash19p
No, I meant did you take photos of the trenches & reinforcement mesh before the concrete was poured?
Soil type?, Dimensions, How close is…

15 d15 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Is this Pre-lay out?

Decka
Engineers don't provide detailed reports on the works regarding termite treatment?
That won't cover you when the slab and tiles on top start cracking across…

16 d16 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Variations invoice 8 months after completion

Agreed the majority are OK
and we can thank strict regulations, national standards, Code compliance & engineers for that
I accept people (ie builders, designers & Engineers) make mistakes..just fix them
years ago…

17 d17 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
General Bush House Walls & Regulations

Kappy404
See if you can get a copy of AS3959 Construction of Building Bush fire Zones for starters
Basically those designs/building are non-compliant and
Computer…

17 d17 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Variations invoice 8 months after completion

When I hear this it makes me wonder? here's why
Drive ways are always over quoted and money for jam
Also, builders don't give money back unless there is something wrong, they…

18 d18 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Slab in garage

Hi hileo
Are you able to put photos up?
Cheers

18 d18 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Variations invoice 8 months after completion

Arnie85
.some things are unforeseeable and builders take advantage of this clause
to pass on price increases, otherwise there would be more building bankruptcies than there…

18 d18 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Variations invoice 8 months after completion

Arnie85
Check you MBA contract here in wa
in the std contract clause 16. d variations
1.To comply with any written direction Given by a building surveyor
2.because…

19 d19 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Soil testing

Think of the process this way.
If I was to borrow an analogy to describe the design process I would use a painter/artists process
Start with Pencil lines-> Broad brush strokes->…

19 d19 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Delay to Start date and Evidence capacity to pay not acceptd

Welcome to the forum
I am afraid this is a real possibility..,. you better follow it up quickly.
BTW..This happen in Perth during the last boom

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