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3 d3 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
do i need retaining wall - builder asking 35k site cost

It appears you are getting conflicting information from a number of salespeople/ builders.
I suggest you arm yourself with all relevant information (ie , your own rough Floor plan,…

7 d7 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Worried about Alfresco pier

The engineering Drawings forms part of the building contract documents.. you should have initialled them and received copies ?
BTW, your Local Council Building department should have a complete set of…

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7 d7 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Worried about Alfresco pier

I think you are confusing Stock Standard builders/drafting elevation details to engineers structural details
The plans you are looking for should have the following
The engineers name and details stamped on the…

8 d8 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Worried about Alfresco pier

Look at the structural Drawings/Details and not at the display as the builder can change minor structural details without consulting you
OT when I see that I start to wonder what…

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Low valuation for new build construction loan

Ok, Buy an established house on a larger block, look at future subdivision and the potential growth closer to the city
There are some real bargains out there being snapped…

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Low valuation for new build construction loan

Excessive Home loan repayments/ mortgage stress, followed by a forced bank sale, is not my idea of a lifestyle choice
30 + Years ago there was no internet, data and warnings
Caveat…

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Low valuation for new build construction loan

Check sales prices of new display home in the estate.. you're in for a shock :shock:

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Low valuation for new build construction loan

Hey Zoltaire
Good to see someones thinking through the problems out loud
All the data is supporting a building slow down, property price drops…

12 d12 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Footing upgrades- dispute

Ask for both Bore and lab tests results
Alternatively, get another test (approx $600) and compare ... maybe 3rd time lucky
BTW, builders are reluctant to divulge how they come up…

12 d12 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Some Slab Protection Questions Please

So you can see how easy it is to miss critical information... guys on site overlook that information all the time.. It's not a hanging offence
The saving grace is that…

12 d12 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
structural engineers

Hey Antonio7hS
It's alway good to put up your location, site classification, photos and as much information you can
Most queries start with the…

14 d14 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Some Slab Protection Questions Please

Hey lisa06
This maybe a bit too late to help you but it will definitely help others
1.On highly reactive soils they should be…

15 d15 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Builder put private power pole on Driveway

Hey Montu
That's illegal in most states , lodge a compliant It's an issue between the energy commission and builder
Of course if…

15 d15 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Contour levels

Hey kai_7918 Welcome to the forum
Here you might find this post informative
A similar block with certified Engineering Bim retaining solutions
Step
1.Get your own design,…

16 d16 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Could a smaller builder to a project home for less?

Unfortunately that's what happens, make the rooms a bit bigger, add another garage and whola (Like magic) the prices go up a further $100K (disproportionately) ..and you haven't even upgraded…

22 d22 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Slab Extension due to Incorrect Measurements

Lizzabeta
Make sure you have all the correct engineering documentation ie geotech report, engineering footings/ slab classification, compaction certificated?
Ask your Builder for a…

23 d23 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Anyone use a building broker?

LOL, The govt and legislators fail to mediate between builders and owners...Brokers have no show whatsoever
100%.. agreed
Cheers
Chris

23 d23 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Anyone use a building broker?

So you're locked in with the broker and the Builder?
BTW Builders honour sales commissions to Brokers all they require is a client lead ie name ,contact
Don't get me wrong if…

24 d24 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Second storey addition Brisbane

Hey stefcia Welcome to the Forum
The $64K question is " did your Builder make provisions for possible upper floor extensions on…

24 d24 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Aggregate Spider cracks

Welcome to the forum
correct and properly place reinforcement and concrete doesn't crack in that way,
It sounds like they did a poor job, did you have it properly inspected during the…

26 d26 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Anyone use a building broker?

Hey Albert142 Welcome to the forum
I think you'll find brokers will be replaced by autodesk 3D Bim technology. ie, virtual homes, zen desks,…

27 d27 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Garage relocation/House extension

Hey Mcal247 Welcome to the forum
A basic Garage/House extension is here

Once you have the 1st Stage Quants, Data Rates and Pricing can…

28 d28 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Constructing a house on a block with 4m fall

How is it more expensive, the builder can't do the design/engineering and survey they require licensed professionals which they charge you for?
If you get the builder to arrange everything, how…

29 d29 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Constructing a house on a block with 4m fall

Hi Shon_rider welcome to the forum
I suggest you first focus on a geotech report, Contour survey and preliminary engineering on your sketch (own…

30 d30 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Want to hire handyman on Building site instead Builder's one

Take possession of the build after handover and do whatever you want
4 times (cost) is the general rule... if you want it pay up, or go without, or do it…

30 d30 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Land Inspection / advise

In case you haven't noticed they were the first to be replaced by apps along with Car salesman,
property data that they (salesman) sprook is readily available/accessible over the internet.
If…

1 month1 monthStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Land Inspection / advise

Hey goodtogo Welcome to the forum
Try a local geotech service for a site report
A surveyor for the contour survey
An engineer for the footing…

1 month1 monthStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Builder withholding compliance certificate

Hey Savill Welcome to the forum
It wasn't that long ago I saw a builder nudge the client out the front door and basically…

1 month1 monthStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
URGENT HELP NEEDED BAL RATING

Two bore test holes are generally enough under the house pad area, The bore hole logs and drill location should be on the geotech report If they don't match then…

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