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by qldengineer
Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: House Repairs
Topic: Balcony repair
Replies: 1
Views: 906

Balcony repair

Hi all

I need a recommendation for someone to repair some cracked concrete and corroded steel in a medium rise building in Brisbane. It's on the balcony and the only access is from outside the balcony.

Any ideas. Please let me know.

Matt Cornell
Cornell Engineers
by qldengineer
Thu Dec 03, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Waffle Slabs
Topic: Beware Waffle Slabs
Replies: 0
Views: 1007

Beware Waffle Slabs

You can minimise your risk of failure when building a waffle slab. Here's how:
https://www.cornellengineers.com.au/bew ... fle-slabs/
by qldengineer
Thu Dec 03, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: Spot the Problem
Topic: Cracked brickwork
Replies: 0
Views: 845

Cracked brickwork

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by qldengineer
Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: Raft Slabs
Topic: Yes! We engineer new homes.
Replies: 0
Views: 981

Yes! We engineer new homes.

Cornell Engineers Brisbane. We engineer new homes.

No. We don't do waffle slabs.

PS. Welcome to our forum :)

https://www.cornellengineers.com.au
by qldengineer
Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: Building Sustainability
Topic: Sustainable - A Builder
Replies: 0
Views: 933

Sustainable - A Builder

Just found this website for Brisbane builder specialising in sustainable construction.

What do you think?

http://www.sustainable.id.au/
by qldengineer
Sun Jun 07, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: Waffle Slabs
Topic: Adding water to concrete
Replies: 0
Views: 1137

Adding water to concrete

Despite industry assurances, I know it's still common practice for water to be added to concrete trucks on site to "improve workability". But as the engineer supervising or inspecting the work - do you ever stop the nozzle going into the back of the truck? Or do you just let the concreter/builder ta...
by qldengineer
Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Raft Slabs
Topic: Raft Slabs Can't Move?
Replies: 0
Views: 963

Raft Slabs Can't Move?

I just read this in an engineer's report:
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Does anyone have an opinion??!?

Matt
by qldengineer
Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Raft Slabs
Topic: Cyclone safe buildings
Replies: 0
Views: 815

Cyclone safe buildings

Queensland structural engineers, you might find this manual handy in the coming days:
http://www.dsdip.qld.gov.au/resources/g ... art-02.pdf
by qldengineer
Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Waffle Slabs
Topic: What is the thickness of a waffle slab?
Replies: 0
Views: 1231

What is the thickness of a waffle slab?

The thickness of a waffle slab has to be at least 85mm. Some builders prefer to make them 100mm thick. The mesh should be with 30mm - 40mm of the slab top surface.

Have you got a quesiton about the thickness of a waffle slab? Ask it here!!
by qldengineer
Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: House Damage
Topic: What is causing this house damage?
Replies: 1
Views: 1210

What is causing this house damage?

Building location: Quakers Hill NSW Building style: double storey duplex Building age: 22 years approx Damage type: movement at roof tiles and cracks in party wall. First noticed: Roof tile movement: 6 months. Wall crack.jpg Underside of tile.jpg Roof tile movement.jpg Roof tile movement 2.jpg Brick...