Building Standards; Getting It Right!
cornellengineersBrickwork Articulation Joints
1 February 2018
Our senior structural engineer delivered an internal training session for our engineers at Cornell Engineers on articulation joints this morning and we're making it freely…
Agile ApprovalsCan a private garage be a Class 1 structure?
7 September 2017
Ouch! that revetment wall and septic upgrade sound rather nasty in $$ terms... Not to rub salt in, but when I do get queries like this from clients wanting such a…
gaweleczekInspector for PCI stage that can inspect ALL THE THINGS :)
11 August 2017
I went with David and All Inspect for my pre-handover inspection I could not be happier.
bashworthAttaching kids swing to side of house - is this ok?
14 June 2017
It's hard to make a comment without a lot more information but . . . .If I was doing this I would be fixing a substantial vertical timber against the column from just over…
building-expertDevice for checking power, data, tv and phone points
20 April 2017
No we don't check electrical, and in any case electrical is excluded from the reporting standard of AS 4349.1 I was merely saying that in my experience incidence of…
bashworthAdvice on pool concrete/potential retaining wall slippage
1 January 2017
From the information you have provided it wouldn't be a major issue if the same thing happened to me. I would look to replace the retaining wall with a better constructed…
StructuralBIMGuyDid they do our slab retaining properly?
8 September 2016
Hi Icebreaka Less than 500 buck$ that's laughable considering what they slugged you in the first instance The Engineer needs to inspect & certify what was done on the…
deejay08Building with Coral Homes: concerns about the tie down rods
28 May 2016
Stewie DTradies certify their own work - bad idea?
16 January 2016
AM, I was sure I saw a piece on one of the commercial networks not too long ago about how some financial planners were exploiting a loophole to allow them to practice…
StructuralBIMGuyCracked concrete new house - how long is warranty etc?
27 December 2015
Hi tompad Post up some photos and I'll take a look Generally structural cracking will need a structural engineers certificate to force a builder/contractor to act. Why…
1960sModernistHomeMin. Ceiling Height tolerance with floor coverings
24 August 2015
Well in the end we decided to go with a high end bamboo floating floor. It was half the price of solid hardwood on plywood substrate, and got around our height concerns.
wood bangSeeking Project Manager - review Builder's & Sub C's work.
4 August 2015
You need to appoint a superintendent I'm in NSW, but my colleagues at Jims Building Inspections can assist.
Beazley77New thread! When does your Building Inspector come out
8 July 2015
We just had ours go through on his own prior to PCI. Then we read report and discussed it through with him and sent to builder and now we have PCI.
building-expertSharp Dents from underneath in a flat roof - future corosion
17 June 2015
It looks they run out of countersunk clip screws and just used raised head screws. Raised dent interferes with water flow and both roof sheet and clip screws should be replaced.
1960sModernistHomeNeed help! Where do I stand? Electricity meter on wrong side
16 May 2015
The builder has to build what's on the contract documents, full stop. The only potential problem that I can see is that AS3000 Wiring Rules requires 600mm clearance…
Stewie DGovernment/Council rules for unit bedroom flooring
20 November 2014
It's against strata laws ( in NSW anyway but I'd imagine it would be very similar in QLD ) to have hard flooring if there is a unit below you. The only rooms you can do…
SaimaQFixing a bad brick job - Is render the only answer?
23 October 2014
Generally I have noticed the cracks appear in render sometimes and also the rain marks often look very dirty. I have been told to you may need a wash every 3-4yrs. But we…
Dale80A better alternative to risk assessment paperwork?
20 October 2014
I swear that it is taking longer and longer everytime I fill out the risk assessment/jsa/swms paperwork. I've heard around site that there are now phone apps that make…
bashworthVerandah Roof Specifications
6 October 2014
Leonardo_23Building an enclosure/fence for a spa. Will this pass?
16 September 2014
It is a bit of a joke Dannymh, but people have died in all sorts of pools, and so all the rules. In Vic we have had a recent death which occurred when a pool was not…
SheridanBenjaminNeighbour cut land - no retaining wall yet
6 July 2014
I know this thread is a bit old, our contract specifies that our retaining wall is to be "provided by owner after handover" so I don't think 1m retaining walls need to be…
EmyNDesign of retaining wall - civil engineer?
27 June 2014
Ummm from memory DEQ gave me the form I needed to get the council approval but I just passed that form on to my builder who submitted everything together for approval. So…
cornellengineersStructural frame for cyclone-rated panel-lift roller doors
21 October 2013
Has anyone had any experience with the new requirements for strengthening the door frame for panel-lift roller doors in cyclone areas? Now that panel-lift doors in cyclone…