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When should a Remedial Engineer be consulted

Engineering is a diverse discipline. Covering everything from fluids, to aerospace, to chemical engineering, to structural and even building remediation, engineering is part of everyday life. So, it should come as no surprise that you cannot just rely on any type of engineer when it comes to getting assistance to determine the rectification required on your building. 

This entry was posted in Commercial, Concrete cancer, Home warranty insurance, Maintenance, Residential, Strata Management

The difference between a Handyman, Builder and Remedial Building Specialist.

Our digital agency once said to us when explaining a concept to us "Everyone can brush their teeth, but it doesn't make you a dentist". Today we explain what our role as remediation specialists means. 

This entry was posted in Commercial, Facade upgrades, Fire upgrades, Home warranty insurance, Maintenance, Residential, Strata, Strata Management, Structural repair, Tips and Tricks, Window replacement

I was recently reading an article posted in the Sydney Morning Herald (“No end in sight to waiting game on Bunn Street”) about an apartment complex in Pyrmont Sydney with chronic structural issues and fire safety non-compliance.  Due to these issues, residents had been forced to move out of the building in 2009 until such time the identified issues were rectified. Sadly, the residents are still not back at home in their apartments; instead, they are being housed at a cost of $90,000 a month, in Zetland.
This is just mind boggling. Not only is the cost of housing the residents elsewhere an unnecessary drain on the coffers of the NSW Government, but it is a gross imposition on the residents themselves who have been moved across town from the waterside suburb of Pyrmont to Zetland, a suburb in close proximity to the airport. 

This entry was posted in Concrete cancer, Home warranty insurance, Strata, Structural repair