You have more than likely heard the terms Performance-Based Building Solution, and Deem-to-Satisfy building solution. But what do they really mean? And in looking for the best Alternate Building Solution, what is the best option?
Building where to start? Any good builder will tell you that, to have a successful building project, you have to be able to see the project completed before you start. If you haven’t work through the details of the project in your mind and solved and documented all the problems first, you are heading for some unexpected surprises as well as costs.
Completing a Form 16 correctly should protect you, and ensure you are taking responsibility for what you actually want to certify and nothing else. However, we receive Form 16’s all day, every day, and not one day goes by when we are not asking someone to amend or correct them. Therefore we have decided to write a series of articles, published over the next few weeks, dedicated to the elusive Form 16 and to explaining each of its uses and functions.
In building, as with real estate, it is all about “location, location, location!” Unfortunately, this means something entirely different for our industry, mostly related to a lot of extra leg and ‘head’ work.
If all doors were required to hinge from the top and have handles and latches located within 200 mm from the floor can you imagine the outcry. Well this is how many people with disabilities feel when they struggle to get in or out of a building or office, that has not provided access suitable for them.
Everyone is looking for building cost savings no matter how large or small the building project.
We all love surprises – except when it comes to spending money, and even less when it is your own. In the development industry hidden costs are often unavoidable, however, the surprise doesn’t have to be.