Legal Advisory

Activating Your Construction Contract

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Case Outline I am advising on a remediation project for a residential complex which involves extensive steel corrosion repairs. The extent of damage will not be known until work has started. A builder was selected following assessment of submitted quotes. The Contract Against my advice, a pro-forma building contract was prepared, without legal consultation. The […]

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Expert Witness Experience in China

Posted Posted in EXPERT WITNESS

Expert Witness Experience in China CASE FACTS Earlier this decade, I was working as Engineering Manager in a major project construction facility on the north coast of China. The Project was to complete the final detail engineering design, and to carry out full fabrication of the Modules for the process plant for a nickel mine […]

Structural Inspections – Protect your building assets, and the lives of those inside

Posted Posted in INSPECTION / ASSESSMENT

ROOF COLLAPSE AT A QUEENSLAND SCHOOL The Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland has just released a media release concerning a roof collapse at a Queensland school. Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has also published an alert: In September 2017 a large tiled roof at a Queensland school collapsed and fell to the floor. It […]

Structural Assessment for Buildings

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Assessment of a building structure generally considers these four aspects: Identify the primary and secondary structural framing system and components. Structural framing defines how the loads applied to the building are transferred to ground foundations. Determine the condition of the individual components, and the performance of the complete structural framing system under design loads Examine […]