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CoronaVirus Covid19 Construction Alert

The world health community continues to monitor closely the emergence of "coronavirus disease 2019" (COVID-19). At this time, no one knows how severe this outbreak will be. Given this uncertainty, and the fact that the flu virus is also widespread, we are taking proactive steps to address key concerns. 
First and foremost, we want to maintain a safe workplace and encourage and adopt practices protecting the health of employees, contractors, visitors or other stakeholders, as well as comply with other requirements imposed by or under the OHS legislation.
We plan to achieve this by providing health information and training as well as maintain and monitor health conditions of staff and contractors.

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The successful tenderer will commonly be chosen by the client on the basis of price together with the tenderer’s track record and capabilities.
As a client and recipient of the tender proposal, you should expect for the tenderer to demonstrate their ability to execute and complete the work.

Types Of Soils

 A soil foundation is necessary to support the building and the loads that are within or on the building. The combination of footing and foundation distributes the load on the bearing surface and keeps the building level and plumb and reduces settling to a minimum. 

Cost Benefit Analysis Methods

 There are several simple methods involving the assessment of cost and benefits using. In this artilce we explore the "payback period", "cut-off period", "investment yield" and "return on equivalent annual investment" methods.

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The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) collects information from building surveyors on the number, value and type of building permits issued each month. The Building Permit Activity Data provides information relating to each building permit issued in the Victoria and reported to the VBA for the period of 1 January 2016 to end of December 2016. Our planning experts have geo-located the permit information on an interactive map.

Councils and OHS requirements make it a condition of the building contract for the following temporary services to be supplied from the start of the building process

Inspect records of recent site-safety-walks:

  • Site-safety-walks must be conducted by contractor’s senior management representative and at least one employee representative, at regular intervals at least fortnightly but more frequently if appropriate for activity on site.
  •  Site-safety-walks observe whether works are being undertaken safely; using correct procedures, equipment and tools.
  • Confirm that observations have been recorded — usually on standard checklist from contractor’s OHS manual.
  • Confirm that issues have been addressed.
  • Confirm that site amenities are being maintained in hygienic conditions.


Inspecting Building Works

Confirm that the following high-risk construction work, is undertaken in accordance with pre-prepared Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS). For each SWMS there must be evidence by name or signature, that:

  1. The SWMS is appropriate for the specific site.
  2. Each person performing the work has been trained in the stated methods.

Work Health Safety
Who is Legally Responsible for OH&S? The law says: Your employer has the main responsibility to make sure that the workplace is safe and healthy.
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There are many standard form General Conditions of Contract available for use on construction projects in Australia. In this article we explore the most common types and the key issues to consider...

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The six-step checklist below provides a basis for conducting an evaluation of the contract.

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One of the more commonly misplaced and underestimated record of construction process is correspondence.


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