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18 h18 hStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
In need of an architect or builder for some advice please!!!

Zambi
If you are on a tight budget and building on a difficult block, I suggest you start with the engineering/construction costs,ie, …

6 d6 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Cost of plastering

Dogstar Welcome to the forum
Do you have Quantities or a
Rough Estimate in Perth
Skim coat over concrete is $20/m2 +…

6 d6 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Owner Builder - was it worth it?

Ace91
I suggest you invest in preliminary Designs, Engineering & Costings
Armed with that Information/data, then decide on what is going to work for…

7 d7 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Projects to do after New Home Handover

Krishnakdr
Thanks,Hmmm...I might add some Type of dash board?
I'll check out Trello

7 d7 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
STONE FEATURE AROUND FIREPLACE

Hi Dons Welcome to the forum
Do you have details and photos to put up?
Fixing Instruction Here

7 d7 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Has anyone made a list of things to compare Builders?

Unfortunately, Static checklists do not update along with old posts...if you get my gist
So try excel or dynamic Google sheets linked to builders prices, project data & costs..
Make sure…

8 d8 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Projects to do after New Home Handover

Krishnakdr
The problem with to-do-lists, they don't get up dated
Here is a To-Do-List (3D BIM) MS Excel Project Planer That connects to Google…

Projects to do after New Home Handover
9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
How to read engineering computation.

MyFirst
Thanks for the additional 2D floor plan information, unfortunately the Roof Beam or Truss data & loading is required and I am assuming…

10 d10 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
How to read engineering computation.

MyFirst
At a glance that will require checking by your engineer and more info is required
OT, Floor plans (Ie Length & Depth) ,…

10 d10 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
What is a reasonable Builder's Margin?

It depends on the brick sizes 2m3/day
Verticore (216 bricks/m3)
2 x 216 brick day = 432 bricks Day
hth

11 d11 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
What is a reasonable Builder's Margin?

Ha.. you are way too high salary wise
Here
Bricklayer Salary $1500/day= $390K/year

11 d11 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
What is a reasonable Builder's Margin?

LOL Wheel him out of retirement mate, he 'd be earning more than a doctor/specialist
Do the math any way you like but your figures don't add up
Here

11 d11 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
What is a reasonable Builder's Margin?

If you had your project properly Designed, Costed and Analysed you would already have all that information (Data)
Search google for BIM Engineering/Construction Data. Then average 2 or 3 separate…

12 d12 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
M-class Slab on P class soil

adje
Have the fill/soil properly compacted and checked by your engineer, it will not require piers
hth

12 d12 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Owner builder reference materials

Zebrah
The problem with Generic Data, Information, Photos,etc is that " One size doesn't fit all projects and this is old outdated technology"
I do…

14 d14 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Engineered solutions

Thanks for the photo
I suggest you make a deduction from the final payment for the waterproofing you have purchased
No Doubt, the builder will make a 20 fold deduction from the…

14 d14 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Engineered solutions

Tim65
I suggest you venture down to your local hardware store
and get some waterproofing and apply it yourself to the edge of the…

17 d17 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Brickwork

ozcargod8
Welcome to the forum
If you don't have your engineering Drawings I suggest you get a copy of them, refer to the Masonry…

19 d19 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Cost of site work (earthworks, retaining wall, levelling)

A step down in the house still requires retaining walls if its 2 storey?
Then add Deep beams to the above suspended slab as illustrated here
Slope up front to back and…

21 d21 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Find number of formwork steel H frames that are required for

Alexp79
I would say those temporary props are there to support concentrated construction Loads
zillah
There are Australian…

21 d21 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Should of got full fixed site costs!

Gouging (literally) has been discussed many times before. Nobody believes Salesman that are paid high commissions, they will tell you whatever you want to hear, promise the earth…

22 d22 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Rotten timber concern

Siegfx
If you don't have the structural Drawings I highly recommend you get a copy from
The council's Building department assuming the builder…

22 d22 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Rotten timber concern

Hi Siegfx
They are natural Timber knot defects usually better avoided by the truss manufacturer
when fabricating the truss or they can easily be…

25 d25 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Can I sue my builder ?

Miyu
Welcome to the forum
I would insist on the cabinets being ripped out and the pipes concealed
More info required
Did you change the…

1 month1 monthStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
How to Identify Block Boundary

First get a copy of your site plan and check the dimensions. hth

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1 month1 monthStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Slab design - garage lower than ground level

If you are seeking advice It is in your best interest to keep your build threat up to date
Your builder will adjust the levels to suit him, this may not…

1 month1 monthStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Staircase support

ben888
Unfortunately you will not be able to support those stairs on a basic timber floor system that is generally on offer by…

1 month1 monthStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Surveyors role

No they didn't follow the engineering details correctly
Generally I would recommend ask for an extended warranty for such defects
But now at least you are covered should you have problems…

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1 month1 monthStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Outrageous water bill whilst building - Porter Davis

Goldencrumble
I suggest you have the leak properly investigated that amount of water will have a detrimental effect
on your foundations

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1 month1 monthStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Looking for advice on house problem

Matchlock as the report says
"No major items identified..." although IMO some maintenance is required
Alternatively, if there were major defects, ie items of a…

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