Base64

Base64

Congratulations to Williams Burton Leopardi Architects for their recent Commercial and Heritage Architecture awards at the 2016 SA Architecture Awards for Base 64 on North Terrace, Kent Town.

BuildSurv provided Building Rules Consents and Certification for the project.

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Drill Core Reference Library

Drill Core Reference Library

Congratulations to Thomson Rossi Architects on receiving a 2016 SA Architecture Award for the $32m South Australian Drill Core Reference Library at Tonsley opened earlier in the year. BuildSurv provided Building Code Compliance consultancy on the project.

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Adelaide Convention Centre Stage 2

Adelaide Convention Centre Stage 2

Recently visited the Stage 2 Adelaide Convention Centre site. Work is progressing well with the rollers being installed for the rotating tiered seating. BuildSurv continue to provide Building Code Compliance consultancy on the project.

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Inghams Murraylands Hatchery

Inghams Murraylands Hatchery

BuildSurv continues its long association with the Badge Group and leading chicken producer Inghams recently completing building approvals for the Murraylands Hatchery and reviewing plans for the further expansion of the Bolivar production facility.

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Hotel Transformations and Recent Liquor Licensing Changes

Hotel Transformations and Recent Liquor Licensing Changes

Continued pressure in a competitive market has seen some amazing hotel transformations. Recent Liquor Licensing changes allowing building surveyors to review licencing numbers and maximum occupancies has seen BuildSurv provide reviews for a number of venues across the state.

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South Australian Aldi Distribution Centre

South Australian Aldi Distribution Centre

BuildSurv congratulate Badge Constructions on their recognition in the Commercial Construction $50m to $100m category at the recent Australian Industry of Building Professional Excellence for the South Australian Aldi Distribution Centre at Regency Park.

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Flinders University Student Hub

Flinders University Student Hub

Works are progressing well towards the semester 1 2016 opening of the Student Hub. The terraced amphitheatre is impressive as well as the new internal spaces. We are busy reviewing food outlet tenancy fit outs for building approvals and did a walk through this week of the base build.

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Technical Certification of Structural Designs

South Australian Legislation requires independent technical certification of structural designs forming part of a development application. BuildSurv has in house engineering capabilities to ensure efficient assessment of documentation and management of an applicant’s risks. 

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Ten Tips for Avoiding Building Condensation

Ten tips for avoiding building condensation – the “leaky building syndrome” has been a huge problem in New Zealand and increased issues are being experienced in Australia with the increased insulation and sealing of buildings.

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Energy Efficiency and Building Lighting

As part of a development application the design needs to comply with the lighting energy efficiency provisions of the National Construction Code. The ABCB has a calculator available to assist with lighting design and compliance confirmation. The software is available on the ABCB website.

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Energy Efficiency and Glazing

Want to learn how to calculate if your building glazing complies with the energy provisions of the National Construction Code? This is a compliance requirement for new buildings and can affect the building costs and forms if not appropriately considered during design. The software is available on the ABCB website.

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Redeveloping Existing Buildings – help make it easier

Redeveloping Existing Buildings – help make it easier

Whilst there has been a lot of recent progress in activating Adelaide there are still numerous barriers that impede the redevelopment of existing buildings. Given the great potential in Adelaide for redeveloping existing buildings there is a new interest in discussing ways that our regulations may be able to facilitate this redevelopment.

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