Independent Technical Review

A truly independent technical should not require access to the designers notes and decision making process, and thus should not require any submission of calculations. An independent review should only require access to the specification-of-intent. With a complete specification, it should be possible to send it to the other side of the world and get […]

Example Canopy Design and Documentation: Carports, Verandahs and Pergolas

Typically our involvement with carports, verandahs and pergolas, or more generally canopies, is the supply of structural reports or certification. Both reports and certification involve structural calculations. The difference between the report and certification is that we don’t compile the calculations into a report and issue the calculations. Instead with certification we summarise critical values […]

On Products and Descriptions

The products described on this site represent products primarily of use to manufacturers of structural products (MSP’s). These products can have either a fixed form or a variable form.  A manufacturer/supplier asking for calculations for council for a specific sized building is only appropriate if the product has fixed form and their customer cannot make […]

General Notes – Structural – Structural Steelwork

STRUCTURAL STEELWORK All workmanship and materials shall be in accordance with relevant codes. Fabrication and Erection of all steelwork shall comply with the requirements and tolerances specified in AS4100 Sections 14 & 15. Details of component parts of each structure are typical only. Where items are not Detailed the contractor or fabricator shall use similar […]

General Notes – Structural – Ground Works

GROUND WORKS The execution and control testing of earthworks and associated site preparation shall be in accordance with the latest edition of AS3798. Fill material shall be inorganic, non-perishable material with a sulphur content NOT exceeding 0.5% within 500 mm of concrete structures or masonry unless such elements are protected by impermeable membranes or equivalent […]

General Notes – Structural – Basis of Design

Basis of Design Design wind loading:Region = A1Basic wind speeds– Ultimate Vu = 45 m/sNB: Other wind loading parameters vary with direction and distance from building, refer to design-report and evidence-of-suitability for: shielding, topography and terrain. Design live loadingRoof = 0.25 kPa A maximum allowable bearing pressure of 100 kPa has been assumed for CLAY […]

Product Catalogue versus online Shop

The business has always operated as a consultancy and for the most part still does, consequently our documentation has traditionally been produced to order. It is faster to describe the possible documentation that can be provided than it is to produce such documentation. With respect to providing standard documentation which can be downloaded, additional effort is required […]