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22 h22 hStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
extending our 1930s something.

Hey BenWD it's almost a year?
You better move quick, Build Rates &

22 h22 hStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Arden Homes Inspectors

Yes I have noticed that engineering has been lessened and dumb down as a result of the building boom that accommodates
1.Trade & Skill shortages
2.Building professionals that can't read plans
3.Lack of…

1 d1 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Arden Homes Inspectors

Slabs should be inspected by Engineers discussed here

2 d2 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
How to buy kitchen cabinets from China?

We do it all, Import kitchens,have them made locally, purchase flat pack Locally & imported etc,etc
There are some great deals to be had. here is my2c
1.Get samples, Specifications and check…

2 d2 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Exposed rafter eaves detail - home renovation

Lopezdesign Welcome to the forum
I assume you have enclosed truss roof Frame?
If that is the case then you can fit exposed Dummy rafters…

2 d2 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Building contract inclusions - deck oil

@ Milky_42 welcome to the forum
Unless stated it's generally not included.
Deck oiling and maintenance is something a lot of renovators do themselves
There are some great Resources and info here
hth

4 d4 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Building inspectors views. Key Building Consultants.

Jacpat
I suggest you talk to the QBCC about
they will advise you on Mediation and what reports you need
Your builder will…

4 d4 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Building inspectors views. Key Building Consultants.

It's not Black & White...... there are shades of grey
Deception & Mistakes Doesn't necessarily mean "Defect"
You can test that out in court if you wish?
"Caveat Emptor"

4 d4 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Building inspectors views. Key Building Consultants.

The builders engineer will state that the work is not a defect but a mistake and that the Building inspector isn't qualified to assess the structural work. Goodluck with the…

5 d5 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
New Build - External Rendering Question

Welcome to the forum
They appear to be weep hole covers.
They should sit flush they can be trimmed...hth

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5 d5 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Building inspectors views. Key Building Consultants.

The structural drawing can be changed without your consent
The only person that can check & query the adequacy of those changes now is your own Structural Engineer
We accept people make…

6 d6 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Who to choose?! In a pickle

Best to deal with the Engineering , Compliance and the slab since you have already paid for that
Try and get full construction & Engineering documentation from your Councils Building department…

6 d6 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Core renovation by our own

I had A quick look,
my2c, It lacks Building Information & data to be of use to the Battlers & Punters renovating
That's the problem with Instagram
Cheers

6 d6 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Who to choose?! In a pickle

NewhomeGC
Did he screw up your pad and do a runner?
I hope it's been checked and certified and you have photos to put…

6 d6 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Own build vs employ builder

NewhomeGC
Your builder is beach of contract please contact the dept of commerce, Fair trading & the building commission in you state and…

8 d8 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
How to minimise building certification & engineering fees

Andre2018
This is my favourite roof window detail
Cheers

How to minimise building certification & engineering fees
8 d8 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
How to choose/assess a potential building inspector/surveyor

Andre2018 Sketchup Pro has the tools for architecture
Free sketchup is very basic
Another consideration is Sketchup pro can be imported into other consultants BIM…

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
How to choose/assess a potential building inspector/surveyor

I am assuming you only require an evaluation copy of the software for a one off project over a short period of time?
You will never get your head around revit…

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Tolerance for the footings

Alexp79
I hear that excuse from bad concretors all the time, Tell him to read the engineering drawings and if he screws up…

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
How to choose/assess a potential building inspector/surveyor

Since construction has flat lined in Perth, There are some ridiculously low rates to be had, good for you
Here are some tips
1. Lofts require full engineering certification this…

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9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
How to take photos of each wall and ceiling for future

If you intend hanging a shelf use

10 d10 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
What makes for "expensive" engineering for new home?

An LVL won't support cantilever brickwork?
Find an designer/engineer and get another opinion.
BTW a plan helps, avoid putting up the designer/Builder name...Copyright reasons

10 d10 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
What makes for "expensive" engineering for new home?

How much is he charging for what variation...More info required.
Type of construction, ie, Timber or steel beam or concrete slab cantilever
Type of Contract? ie Cost plus, lump sum, etc
What…

10 d10 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Load bearing - yes or no

troy1888
A correct photo taken with the insulation removed over an internal wall would tell you they are trusses?
Unfortunately, a builder can't advise…

10 d10 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
What makes for "expensive" engineering for new home?

Howser There is no expensive engineering in new project homes,the engineering is optimised for cost,
Recently I happened to be on site checking…

11 d11 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
WA Construction falls to Lowest level on record

Now's a Great time to consider Building or Renovating in Perth
I will be sharing a few up coming projects Highlighting Building Information Data and how the Battlers & Punters…

11 d11 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Hydraulic Engineer - NSW

Hey Paul1
There are s few solutions try contacting a civil engineer through Engineers Australia, OT plumbers can't use the professional term engineer.

14 d14 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Cracking chipped polished concrete - polystyrene visible

Rubble welcome to the forum..more info is required
1. If it's a new house then the structural warranties should have transferred to you
2. Did…

14 d14 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Steel joists issue and builder won’t give info

How do you know that the person who designed the floor joists has engineering qualifications?
Engineering drawings are signed by an engineer.Please check with your Councils Building department
for a signed copy

15 d15 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Steel joists issue and builder won’t give info

MrsJM Happy to insist if I am able, here's some pointers
1. All houses take 6-12 months to settle (season/year cycle), loads are redistributed,…

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