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14 h14 hStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Considering New Build with Trendsetter Homes

BIM has already progressed to the next level ie dynamic shared data on engineering projects
OT Subconsciously engineers trust other engineers
I tell my building clients not to share all the/their data…

15 h15 hStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Considering New Build with Trendsetter Homes

In hindsight it would have been better to pay the reverse 1% +4% for working drawings
Working drawings and engineering are much more important on site than coloured (elevations) renderings/images without…

2 d2 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Considering New Build with Trendsetter Homes

Seriously you need to have those amounts checked ( more importantly you should have the means of checking them with apps) and I wouldn't be taking advice from a salesman/draftsman…

2 d2 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Looking for advice on a foundation issue

I am sure there are retired engineers locally not affiliated to builders that may help out?
LOL special grout my back side, IMO, that SS should have his license revoked…

2 d2 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Considering New Build with Trendsetter Homes

They are provisional sums or at best estimates?
There is no need for PSs if you have the engineering to start with
and builders will reprice everything from scratch once engineering and…

2 d2 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Considering New Build with Trendsetter Homes

OT, Interesting they cleaned up the car industry years ago
after the movie "Suckers" was released

2 d2 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Considering New Build with Trendsetter Homes

I do recommend 3 builders quotes
Having the material quants, data and costs will assist in the decision making process
LOL, IMO they will never have similar prices ( different O/Hs, Buying…

3 d3 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Considering New Build with Trendsetter Homes

Hi markfromperth
Welcome to the forum
Great time to build in perth... BTW, you can't always trust the reviews without data and proofs
IMO, Sweet…

3 d3 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
New Build - Design & Consultation Stage (Perth)

Designers & Engineers are also desperate for work, make sure you get the data, build quantities included in the 2%
They come in very handy, when checking big ticket items, PS's,…

3 d3 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
New Build - Design & Consultation Stage (Perth)

Hi RogerRoger33
Welcome to the forum
It's a great time to be building in Perth
Low Build Rates, quick build times, Suppliers ready to do deals,etc,etc
Shop…

3 d3 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Looking for advice on a foundation issue

Hi Bent_8
There would be plenty of structural engineers in SA willing to assist
Contact Engineers Australia SA see if you can find someone…

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4 d4 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Looking for advice on a foundation issue

The engineer is the only person who can certify it "not fit for purpose"
As an engineer I would conduct a variation of the schmidt rebound hammer test
when the concrete keeps…

4 d4 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
OB Rights re Receipts for Goods

He should not be ahead financially and you behind in construction stages
also it is a good idea to retain 5% until the end of contract completion

4 d4 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
OB Rights re Receipts for Goods

Hi MaryM Welcome to the forum
Under what capacity did you employ this person and do you have a written agreement?
You have every right…

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4 d4 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Questions re: Drainage and Slab on KDR

And you will only know that when the plans are certified Compliant
There have been a few instances on Homeone where homeowners choose not to go with their builders and were…

4 d4 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Looking for advice on a foundation issue

Bent_8
Get signed confirmation That it's fit for purpose
Cheers
Chris

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7 d7 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Help with this debate please about raised ceiling and bulkhe

Your terminology isn't all that clear
Try putting up a snap shot of the plans deleted the builders name/title box
Recesses that required cuts to structural trusses needs to be designed and…

7 d7 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Help with this debate please about raised ceiling and bulkhe

Is it shown on your plans?
Truss roof of pitched stick roof?
Dropped bulkheads can be done by the ceiling fixer
Cheers
Chris

8 d8 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Questions re: Drainage and Slab on KDR

Hi latebat
Welcome to the forum
I suggest you get the footings and stormwater disposal designed, costed and independently checked/certified before you commit.
Here
The…

8 d8 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
3 months maintenance new home

Hi ken18au
Welcome to the forum
Unfortunately there is no easy legal mechanism to enforce maintenance periods
What I am seeing is builders resistance/recoil against…

8 d8 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Buying a land with fill

Hi Ady Welcome to the forum
All flood maps, water runoff and Stormwater calculations are currently being reassessed due to global warming, get another…

8 d8 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Renovate standard ceiling to high cathedral ceiling?

It depends does the house have a pitched stick roof or a timber truss roof?
It is possible to remove the ceiling joists and put in a false Cathedral ceiling…

8 d8 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Looking for advice on a foundation issue

Here in WA the complaint is lodged with the Building Commission
I believe in Vic it's the VBA though I may stand corrected.
LOL, The VBA Page has been removed?
There…

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9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Looking for advice on a foundation issue

The base plate column details are incorrect ie bolts too close to the slab edge resulting in the concrete edge cracking
there appears to be issues with the Concrete + Pour…

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10 d10 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Clarification about building process permits

Hi Vmoo
Welcome to the forum
1. The simplified NCC is drawn from the structural base codes, ie, AS3600, AS4100, AS1720, I have never had…

13 d13 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Studio on top of detached Garage - Bardia

Here
What's i haven't put up is the engineering, data and costs
This project is currently in Planning with a few modifications soon to commence
Cheers
Chris

13 d13 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Roof support, want to remove some walls

Also Council Compliance officials (Building Traffic cops)
are doing a roaring business, pinging illegal building/structures, non compliance, etc with fines
Soon Building Data will be huge business for little and big government…

13 d13 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Foundation slab on ground question - help

Generally housing is quite simple, If you detail and plan it properly you will only need one lot of earthworks, occasionally on complicated sites you will have stages for different…

14 d14 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Builder Deposit

Please take these criminal threats seriously and direct this to the police commissioner and Victorian police minister

14 d14 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
HIA Build Contract without updated plans

No, That's not normal
and I'd say you may be up for the unwanted and dreaded "building trifecta" in
1. getting ripped off with VOs
2 .not knowing what you're getting if…

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