Residential Slabs and Footings

For the most part residential slabs and footings shouldn’t require any “engineering”. AS2870 Residential slabs and footings is mostly a prescriptive code like volume 2 of the National Construction Code (NCC or BCA {Building Code of Australia} ), and the residential timber framing code AS1684.2. As such building designers, builders and concrete contractors should be […]

Certificates of Structural Adequacy – Origin

When we refer to a Certificate of Structural Adequacy (CSA) we are not referring to a formal certificate meeting some requirements of local regulation. Here in South Australia the formal certificate is a Certificate of an Independent Technical Expert (CITE), and the person issuing such certificate has to be a chartered professional engineer (CP.Eng). The […]