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1 d1 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Waffle Slab Edge Beam.

OT, That's how they teach 1st year engineering student how to design, analyse and build Structures
BTW, The calculations are fairly accurate, then they test to destruction....Not recommended for real projects…

1 d1 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Match tile and carpet height difference

Hi santafe welcome to the forum
1. It is preferable, as the tiles should slope to the floor waste outlets, eg wet areas, balconies
2.Timber…

3 d3 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Engineer needed to approve retaining wall NSW North Shore

Hi Cookieng
Check with your local Council
Generally You don't require engineering drawings for low retaining walls?
hth

3 d3 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Best drawing for build quotes

Add 3D Bim Data and approximate Quantities Here
Its not necessary to detail every small item at preliminary design stage but allow a % for extras.
When you progress and fill the…

3 d3 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Building warranties

Mandi I suggest you follow the Geotech & Engineering requirements
Unless you want to void your warranties. Goodluck

4 d4 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Space under the house, crawl floor or subfloor

Hi Malini J Welcome to the forum
I assuming you mean building materials ie broken bricks,concrete from the surface?
Why would you remove that and…

4 d4 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Dedicated forum spot for FOUNDATIONS - call for support!

I agree Homeone should move very quickly from what I'm hearing/seeing/doing....

4 d4 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Dedicated forum spot for FOUNDATIONS - call for support!

It needs a structure of sorts as much information is duplicated in other posts, I try to post once and link my posts
I treat this site like every other building…

5 d5 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Metricon and 5% Deposit? - Finance Denied

You need to compare the base model with other builders base models, Chances are the base Model may also be over priced?
I did discuss this on a previous post and…

5 d5 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Metricon and 5% Deposit? - Finance Denied

You have answered your own question
Most have realised that new houses are overpriced
and discounted real Estate offers better value and potential for growth
That's why renovations are going crazy, trades aren't…

5 d5 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Metricon and 5% Deposit? - Finance Denied

Absolutely, markets are dropping (like lead balloons) prices are not, Builders are retrenching workers, But they will offer gimmicks to sign you up and make you wait...Like $30K in Giveaways…

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5 d5 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Hi Mish018
That's not a good sign
Check with you're council to find out what the fees involve
OT Shifting Builders or other charges on…

6 d6 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Metricon and 5% Deposit? - Finance Denied

Chaz that is unfortunate, at a guess I would say the $75K Devaluation is reflective of current climate & economic Statistics coupled with…

6 d6 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Dedicated forum spot for FOUNDATIONS - call for support!

Homeone
There should be an overall topic for Engineering with Sub Topics
for Geotech, Footings, Brickwork, Timber,Concrete, Fire (BAL), Energy, BIM, etc...
General items…

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6 d6 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Thinking about buying a new apartment? Don't do it

Those Opal Towers Sales marketing Images with vertical Green gardens and architectural environmental awards are worthless when the building is near to collapsing. "Doctors (and Engineers) bury their mistakes, …

6 d6 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Insulation for subfloor in unenclosed steel framed house

You will need to refer that back to your structural engineer as that is a structural floor
The Building Surveyor & Council that certified/approved the plans should have advised you accordingly.
OT,…

7 d7 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
NO FFL supplied by builder.

TheJones88
Generally, you should find that information on the site plan
In Fact, FFLs, AHDs, RLs whatever the Height is in the Z axis…

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7 d7 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Tips on building & private inspectors

Here are the qualifications and limitation for various building professions
1. Architect, Landscape Architect, 4 years University they are licensed Designers, but anyone can submit designs/plans?
2. Engineers, Structural/Civil, Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical,…

Tips on building & private inspectors
8 d8 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

Worse, There are builders calling themselves Engineers?
If some one is killed they go to jail
Ironically, you can't call yourself an Architect or you'll be fined $5K+
LOL, Architects get better protected…

8 d8 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Exterior look visualisation tools

Interest is dwindling in Architectural BIM apps (Elevation Rendered Images) a lot clients have been stung, in buying structural lemons, off the plans using coloured elevations,(Eg, Opal towers, La Crosse,…

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Building Report Help

Inadequate gutters, flashings, storm water disposal, etc could account for the movement/cracking..
I would expect some maintenance issues with a house that age. ie, gutters rusting out and storm water…

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

yep, 100%.. the system is working just fine for them

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Building Inspector - how many & what stage

Indemnity (any type of) insurance is going thru the roof
The big boys generally are given a better/sweeter deal... LOL Guaranteed by the tax payers

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

I doubt a royal commission into building non compliance will happen as it's going to reflect badly on the incumbent political parties..
LOL, They will be sent into political oblivion for…

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Building Report Help

Thanks for the photos
Correct they don't look significant
Did he climb into the roof above and check
the rafters or trusses?
hth

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Building Inspector - how many & what stage

Thanks for the link to the final report as I have the interim report
I do Support the recommendations
I believe the collection of engineering data, proofs, photos, Storage etc, is…

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Can you cut a concrete slab and reo

Hi lesM
Welcome to the forum
Yes it is possible to cut rebar in slabs Is It a
Ground or Suspended slab more info…

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Building Inspector - how many & what stage

Structural Engineers called in to investigate yet another high rise apartment with structural cracking
NSW Government yet to introduce strict Licensing & checks after Opal towers debacle.
"Battlers and punters building…

10 d10 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Underpinning works and renovations

Hi Bayou
Welcome to the forum
Generally the better the information and photos you put up the better the reply.. it also helps Others
Start here…

10 d10 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Raked ceiling

Jazmalee
I think you should get the design and cost estimates right first anything outside of a standard box can be a minefield…

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