Remedial solutions from start to finish
Remedial engineering and building defect investigation requires a mix of scientific evidence and forensic investigation to draw accurate conclusions.
Our core range of remedial engineering services includes:
The building industry is rife with residential developments where flashings were poorly installed or where waterproof membranes to roofs and balconies have failed. Our remedial team are experts at identifying the cause and source of water ingress; recognising the best procedure for rectifying; and then overseeing the repairs. We handle the complete project sequence of defect identification, inspection and reporting on causes and responsibilities.
Partridge can project manage all aspects of your remedial and refurbishment works. Our end-to-end service covers inspection and reporting, preparation of technical repair specification, managing the tender process, cost control, contract management, supervision of the work, reporting to the client, and final certification.
Many buildings and unit blocks built in Sydney’s eastern suburbs from the 1960’s onwards suffer from inadequate cover provided to the reinforcement or poor quality concrete, resulting in corrosion to the steel and spalling of the concrete. Known as “concrete cancer”, the impact and results can be catastrophic. Partridge has a long and decorated history of successfully specifying, detailing, and overseeing the remediation and repair of buildings affected by concrete cancer.
Whether conducting a defects audit for new buildings to ensure the builder corrects any defects, or investigating existing structures, Partridge can assist with diagnostic assessments and reports. We undertake and deliver the complete project sequence of defect identification, inspection and reporting on causes and responsibilities.
Repair, Specification and Tender Documents
With proven experience covering waterproofing, concrete repair, façade and glazing rectification, refurbishment and strengthening of entire structures, Partridge can prepare comprehensive specification and tender documents required to undertake an effective repair.
Legal Expert Witness
If you’re facing a legal dispute, litigation or complex insurance claim, Partridge can help. We conduct a detailed investigation, examine the facts, carefully consider the opinions presented by others, and form a balanced and impartial expert opinion. With over three decades of experience in legal cases, we have prepared over 500 expert witness reports and appeared in legal proceedings to present our opinion over 100 times, so you’re in safe hands.
From small residential properties to major multi-storey commercial structures, Partridge can prepare comprehensive dilapidation reports on structures and assets to give you a clear picture of their condition prior to commencing works on adjoining sites, making investments or preparing development proposals.
Facade and Glazing
Partridge can help with expert opinion, investigation, testing, reporting on defects associated with building facades and project management services for rectification and repair. We also advise on contemporary structural glass uses such as floors, stairs, balustrades and shop fronts.