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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Up liftloads, there are ramifications if they don’t comply

Section from AS 1684 – 2010

9.6 SPECIFIC TIE-DOWN FIXINGS
9.6.1 General
This Clause provides details for structural connections to resist uplift and shear forces
(lateral loads) in floor framing, wall framing and roof framing. Where specific tie-downtie downs
fixings provide equal or better resistance to gravity or shear loads, then nominal nailing is
not required in addition to the specific tie-down fixing.
Continuity of tie-down shall be provided from the roof sheeting to the foundations. Where
appropriate, due allowance for the counterbalancing effects of gravity loads may be
considered. Where the gravity loads equal or exceed the uplift loads, nominal (minimum)
fixings only shall be required unless otherwise noted for shear or racking loads.
For trussed roofs, AS 4440 does not provide specific tie-down details. The details given in
this Clause for specific tie-down fixings for standard trussed roofs satisfy the general
requirements of AS 4440, which states that the fixing of trusses to the supporting structure
shall be in accordance with the approved specification. For other trusses (e.g., girder, TG,
etc.), refer to appropriate specification.

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