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So you’ve got two fee quotes from two different engineering firms, and you have to decide which one to appoint. Now what??
Just so we’re clear on the intended readership and our objective here, let’s state from the outset that what follows has been written chiefly for (i) architects or project managers who procure fee proposals and quotes from structural engineers on behalf of their clients, and (ii) home owners embarking on their residential building project – either an all-new house or an “alterations and additions” renovation.
If you’re an architect managing a client’s residential project or a homeowner undertaking an extension to your property, chances are you’re going to need a geotechnical report. If you’re excavating into a sloping site, or putting in a new swimming pool, or digging out a new basement level for your house, your structural engineer (that’s us!) is definitely going to need a geotechnical report. The purpose of this article is to outline why and when you’ll need a report; how you and your consultants (plus your builder) can benefit from it; and what to look for. Some of the descriptions and examples we’ll discuss below reference the suburbs and geography of Sydney, but the principles are the same Australia-wide.Details
Most of the articles we write and publish on the Partridge blog are written with the intended audience being architects, builders, and homeowners who might be contemplating renovating or building a new house. This one’s probably aimed more at engineers, although – if you’re an architect or builder – what follows might give you some insight into how engineers think and how we can better serve you.Details