Altez Engineering Group provides independent professional inspection services in every construction stage to ensure all steps have been carried out in appropriate manners as per the engineering drawings and relevant Australian Standards, Building Codes (BCA) and National Construction Code (NCC). It is important to engage an independent inspector to oversee all construction activities to prevent unnecessary mistakes or defects that may result in unpleasant expenses and delays in schedules. It is common to see subpar workmanship in the construction industry that results in a long unpleasant dispute with the builder after the handover of the project. Defects are inevitable but major defects can be easily prevented when you engage an extra pair of eyes in your construction projects. Major defects can cause a significant delay in project schedules and often alongside a huge amount of unexpected additional costs to rectify. In fact, failure to address the major defects to the builder during the construction stage is a common reason why builders become insolvent due to inadequate cash flows and unexpected costs to rectify.
Typically, a major defect would need to be addressed to the primary designing engineer for a rectification solution. Our professional site engineers can prepare a rectification plan and the defects report is usually issued within 24 hours after the site inspection. If you are building your next home with a builder, you would benefit from our construction stage inspections for quality assurance.
From missing wall bracings, poor site housekeeping, and failure to provide temporary bracing during construction to poorly constructed timber framing, we have seen it all. When a major defect is determined during our inspection, our site engineer can help liaise with all relevant stakeholders, including the builders, site managers, carpenters, and other tradesmen. Not only this can establish clear communication with all stakeholders but can also help avoid unnecessary disputes between clients and their builders.
We specialise in all five stages, which are the pre-pouring slab, framing stage, lock-up stage, fixing stage and pre-handover stage. All of them are important in their own way. We ensure all stages are met with the relevant standards and building codes and are free of major defects that can affect the structural performance. We often cite the Australian Standards in our reports when a major defect or non-compliance is found.
To learn more about our stage inspections, please contact our office at email@example.com a price quotation. We would also need your engineering plan and working drawings for the inspection.