1. Inspection During Construction

    Building Inspection Reports

    Inspection During Construction

    The common procedure in the building industry is for the owners to engage a building contractor to build for them for a price; licenced contractor is responsible at the end of the day to supply a building that complies with the relevant standards and quality, in most cases this does not happen!  

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  2. Defects Reports

    Building Defects Report

    Defects Reports

    A condition report of buildings adjacent to a construction site prior to the commencement of construction, often a Council condition of approval. Usually done as a photographic record of the structure. Councils, require suitably qualified people, and may not accept a building consultant.  

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  3. Expert Witness Reports

    Expert Witness Report

    Expert Witness Reports

    Defects or incomplete expert report completed in a method evidence and preparing reports that may at some stage be used as evidence for litigation purposes in any jurisdiction.  

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  4. Dilapidation Reports

    Dilapidation Report

    Dilapidation Reports

    The common procedure in the building industry is for the owners to engage a building contractor to build for them for a price; licenced contractor is responsible at the end of the day to supply a building that complies with the relevant standards and quality, in most cases this does not happen!  

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Stephen Worthington

Consistent heavy rain, disclosers the problem.

The time to find out where the water problem/issues are present is during and after the long term wet.

Just some of the factors related to the NCC, (portions shown)


Performance P2.2.2 Weatherproofing

Good heavy and consistent rain, brings out the best and worst in buildings. It best to find out now if the roofs, balconies, windows and general storm water are working as to codes and as would be expected. It clear in the (NCC) National Construction Code. Volume 2 relating to Requirements’ Section

A roof and external wall (including openings around windows and doors) must prevent the penetration of water that could cause— (a) unhealthy or dangerous conditions, or loss of amenity for occupants; and Part 2.2 Damp and weatherproofing Explanatory information:

Functional statements F2.2.1 Surface water.

A building including any associated sitework is to be constructed in a way that protects people and other property from the adverse effects of redirected surface water. F2.2.2 Weatherproofing and dampness A building is to be constructed to provide resistance to moisture from the outside and moisture rising from the ground.

Limitation: F2.2.2 does not apply to a Class 10 building except where its construction contributes to the weatherproofing of the Class 1 building.

Inspection During Construction

Inspection During Construction

Building Inspections During Construction

Its only sensible, you need know, they all make mistakes, better not think it will be all ok, when you pay that progress claim are you confident?

Manhattan has facade problem

https://twnews.us/us-news/facades-on-1-400-buildings-in-new-york-are-a-threat-to-pedestrians

 

Inspection During Construction

No matter if its a New Build, Renovation, Commercial or Residential , you’re advised to have inspections Prior, During and After the Building Construction

Prior, would include the Dilapidation Reports on any existing or neighbouring properties or existing residence where extensive renovations and extensions are to be carried out.

During, Mandatory times during the construction when exposure is at its best, before the cover up, generally based on the type and size of construction.

After, When the claim for practical completion by the contractor , or prior to occupation.

No building is the same, upon the supply of details to obtain better understanding a proposal is provided.

Go fill out Contact Page and attach or supply the building contract details.

IT’S A COVER-UP

If the property is not inspected by a person who has the knowledge and experience defective items at the strategic times throughout the construction period they will the unacceptable COVER-UP.  Only to be found at a later date, but then the rectifications can be very expensive and trying to get the issue rectified is very difficult and stressful in trying to get the response from the contractor.  Don’t let it get to that stage.  Get in before the COVER-UP!!

HIH FLASHBACK

Problems in the Professional side of the industry is causing havoc.  Memories of HIH are coming back an the Insurance Industry once again running the industry.  This of cause is only happening because of shoddy building works and the lack of compliances at to the Building Codes and Standards.

Building Issues not identified, rather covered up

There are some very important stages that need to be inspected during construction and prior to covering, these areas will be most important that if not addressed most likely will affect the long term stability, thermal , moisture, water entry, services defects.

Get it inspected while it happening!!

Decentralise or Perish

HAVE A LONG TERM PLAN THAT SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTED NOW, UNLIKE OUR GOVERNMENTS! Re the sell off of the polls and wires!.. I think the best thing for our suburbs is for that money to be spent on decentralization in approx 6 regions throughout the State Country & Regional towns, spending the 20 Billion on infrastructure, businesses digital centres, digital and transport hubs, the fast train, .. and ..if developers want to build in the city then THEY must pay for that infrastructure, not the tax payers. The State Government earn a significant amount of money now from Stamp duties in the city that should be going to the City. How else will we take the pressure from the City!!?

 

THEY CALL THEM PLANNERS! PLEASE!

Providing building inspections services to Sydney, the southern highlands, and south coast.

About Us

Worthingtons Building Consultancy principal Stephen Worthington has been carrying out building inspections and reports since 1994...read more