Paul Ratcliff Building Waterproofing Inspections Preliminary Defects Report provides a list of defects on a location by location basis. It is cross referenced to a photographic report. This gives the reader an overview of the issues that may be the subject of a future litigation report. This report is a useful tool in getting an overview of the condition of your property and priorities major and minor defects so that you can focus on the important issues.
Paul Ratcliff Building Waterproofing Inspections Building Defect Litigation Compliant Report is a comprehensive assessment of each defect found on site. The report generated locates the defect and describes the general observations and symptoms of the defect.
A comprehensive diagnostic analysis is used to form the basis of an opinion on why the symptoms are manifest. This may include destructive investigation to get to the root cause of the issue.
The building defect litigation compliant report includes an in depth analysis of the contract and contract documentation to determine what was "supposed" to be built. The relevant National Construction Code and Australian Standards are reviewed to also form the basis of an opinion on code compliance.
The opinions of Paul Ratcliff Building Waterproofing Inspections are based on observations of the symptoms, diagnostic investigation, assessment of the contract, National Construction Code and Australian Standards.
Alternative scopes are provided where appropriate and a detailed scope of work is provided that defines exactly what a remedial builder is required to do to rectify the issue. This information can form the basis of a future scope of work report.
Paul Ratcliff Building Waterproofing Inspections has the ability to provide a cost estimate on repairs.
Paul Ratcliff Building Waterproofing Inspections Pre-Completion Report is a report similar to a preliminary building inspection report in that it is prepared on a location by location basis. It includes many minor defects that may be evident at completion of building work. It does not include detailed photographs.
Paul Ratcliff Building Waterproofing Inspections Scope of Work Report is a detailed document that provides a layout to enable the scope of work to go to tender. It includes preliminary issues such as site access and Owner/Site specific issues.
The scope of work report generated is sufficiently detailed to enable contractors to provide competitive tenders. This results in financial savings in the long run as it enables all tender submissions to be based on the same scope of work using the same materials.
The report provides a break down in the tender document that enables analysis when tenders are submitted. These are often specific to the project.
Paul Ratcliff Building Waterproofing Inspections includes Project Management in its available services and involves site inspections of the work as it is being undertaken. In the scope of work Paul Ratcliff documents a list of critical stage inspections that are mandatory.
The number of site inspections that may be required varies on the complexity of the type of work being performed and the quality of the builder.
In Paul Ratcliff's Building Waterproofing Inspections project management, a focus is made on the high risk critical aspects of the scope of work and request performance tests before completion.
Handwritten site instructions while on site are provided so that remedial work is not delayed.
When Paul Ratcliff Building Waterproofing Inspections inspects a set of plans, a focus is made in looking at the high risk aspects of the proposed building work which could result in a failure of the building to remain waterproof.
The 30 plus years of Paul Ratcliff's experience and knowledge is put to work to review sectional details and propose alternative design ideas that are simple and effective to build.
Paul takes a collaborative approach and works with all relevant consultants to achieve and maximise a high quality and detailed building design that will work and is cost effective.
Paul Ratcliff Building Waterproofing Inspections provides a range of seminars and training on general waterproofing and flashing design principals.
Paul Ratcliff utilised a series of presentations on waterproofing bathrooms, balconies, planter boxes, roofs and below grade.
A number of case studies are utilised of buildings that have been personally inspected by Paul Ratcliff and these can be found to be quite captivating in their details and findings.
In Paul's seminars a number of references to relevant extracts from the National Construction Code and Australian Standards are utilised.
Paul Ratcliff can personally arrange onsite presentations and workshops that are ‘real time’ experiences, or Paul can do a survey of the work under construction and present ‘the good, the bad and the ugly’ in a balanced and productive manner.