Our Diversified Our core diagnostic consulting business
We are professional remedial building, engineering, building designers and waterproofing experts. Our core business is working for our clients every single day, evaluating client’s needs and provide expert advice and opinion on what needs to be done. Advising on cause-and-effect together with recommendations presented in a comprehensive technical report on the completion of our on-site investigations.
We provide advice and solutions for our clients during visual building inspections and during physical investigations into existing buildings. Includes during new construction, assessing building issues, faults, defects and premature deterioration of the built environment.
The preparation of technically detailed reports, list detects, faults, damage, deterioration, and work not in accordance with approved plans and specifications. We manage new building work and the rectifications of existing buildings.
Our purpose is to ensure the completed or repaired building is compliance, free of defects and faults, damage and deterioration, so our clients can do what they do best knowing their building is in expert hands.
The Director/Head Senior Consultant
Robert Speirs-Ferrari FAIB (Chartered), MMBA (Accredited), BDAA (Member / Representative on the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) Building Code Committee (BCC)), Licensed Master Builder, Licensed Waterproofing Contractor.
Building Consultants Service List and how we do it
For a quick overview of our building and waterproofing consulting information services, click on our 19-Items below.
Our building consultants, building inspector, and building court expert offer expert advice to building complaints and waterproofing defects. The focus is on the causes of water penetration that cause spalling concrete and building damage. Especially concrete floors with magnesite topping, as this causes structural corrosion of the steel reinforcement. Our chartered and accredited building consultants resolve faulty building works, including building contract complaints about homeowners, builders, and lawyers. Our building specialist and building court expert, give evidence in Fair Trading tribunal (NCAT) and litigation in District and Supreme Courts.
We stop water-related waterproofing building damage occurring during the construction
When engaged by the master builder combined with the property owner, our consulting experts practice the following 4 Ds of building waterproofing diagnosis during the construction stages of buildings:
- Detection – inspect the site and structure to find the cause and scope of the problem.
- Determination – figure out the best solution and required resources to remedy.
- Document – codify everything clearly in writing in a detailed action plan for correcting or quoting.
- Design Certifying – provide quality assurance progress inspections to ensure building waterproofing work is satisfactory for construction type.
We advise that significant construction waterproofing defects are occurring more often at post-construction, to the extent building defects have now become the unwanted norm. How can this be? So, what is required during the construction processes to stop building waterproofing faults and issues occurring? Obtain independent professional forensic building inspections during the work, not after the work is completed.
INTRODUCTION TO OUR 14 STAGE WATERPROOFING SOLUTION & INSPECTION SERVICES
BDC Diagnostic Waterproofing Inspection Services
Building Diagnosis Centre (BDC) operates from Sydney’s Northern Beaches provides these specialists building waterproofing consulting services to home-owners, strata-owners, strata managers, builders, and building design professionals. Construction lawyers engage us when building waterproofing issues and disputes occur.
The company has been operating for over 30 years, and knows only too well about ongoing long-term waterproofing problems in the Building and Construction Industry? The reason we offer and provide “BDC Diagnostic Waterproofing Inspection Services”.
Building contractors get caught up in disputes
Building contractors are responsible for their subcontractors and supervisors that create these building waterproofing problems. Building contractors that have construction faults need to change their quality assurance systems for inspections of their work at critical stages. BDC recommends building inspections should occur similar to what occurs with the standard required inspection process of steel reinforcement before pouring concrete.
Our expert’s opinion on the causes of waterproofing defects
Our Sydney based chartered and accredited building professional Robert Speirs-Ferrari, who is also a court expert witness, specialists in waterproofing and building defects and faulty work. He advises waterproofing issues occur as construction mistakes and insufficient supervision of the work go undetected at the construction stages. He recommends that building complaints stem mostly from waterproofing issues that were not inspected during each construction process. The builders and their sub-contractors are not completely stopping waterproofing issues occurring, hence a serious change in the building inspection process is urgently required.
Our expert’s experience
Mr. Speirs-Ferrari has 40+-years of experience in construction, design and building dispute matters. He has prepared over 3,000 building waterproofing expert reports. He believes waterproofing defects and disputes have escalated over the last 30 years.
He provides clients with inspection reports on building disputes although many don’t get to court. Construction dispute cases settle due to substantial evidence against the party causing the construction waterproofing issues.
NSW Fair Trading & NCAT
Office of Fair Trading and NSW Civil and Administrator Tribunal (NCAT) continuously discuss the seriousness of building waterproofing issues. But nothing so far is completely stopping these waterproofing issues occurring. BDC advise additional independent building waterproofing inspections are necessary to stop complaints especially waterproofing issues and faults.
Building Diagnosis Centre recommends a similar inspection for waterproofing as per the BDC Diagnostic Waterproofing Inspection Services to what occurs with the standard required inspection process of steel reinforcement before pouring concrete, needs implementing.
Building waterproofing issues cost both builders and property owners substantially. Includes involving NCAT, Fair Trading, and Courts
So what is required to stop post-construction waterproofing issues occurring? “BDC Diagnostic Waterproofing Inspection Services” – Mr. Speirs-Ferrari advises that building contractors, their design team, their subcontractors, supervisors, and foremen, require assistance to eliminate waterproofing defects and faulty quality issues. Building Diagnosis Centre provides “BDC Diagnostic Waterproofing Inspection Services” for this reason.
The following list of 14 building construction stages is where waterproofing issues stem from and occur. These 14 locations are generally the many essential sections of the building construction that require thorough and sound waterproofing to stop complaints arising against builders, owners and complaint applications to NSW Fair Trading.
The “BDC Diagnostic Waterproofing Inspection Services” covers 14 staged inspection. Each stage has some processes for satisfactory completion before continuing to the next step.
To eliminate litigation for all parties involved with post-construction latent defects requires expensive investigations and rectification of the damage
What can be done to stop this vast expense and disputes arising to eliminate building waterproofing defects? It involves waterproofing building experts to provide thorough technical independent inspections during the construction stages either engaged by the builders and building designers or by the property owners or both parties. Building Diagnosis Centre refers to this service as their “BDC Diagnostic Waterproofing Inspection Services”.
Building Diagnosis Centre can help change the outcome by reducing waterproofing disputes and complaints when occurring at post-construction by these 14 staged construction inspections – “BDC Diagnostic Waterproofing Inspection Services”.
14-Stage waterproofing inspections will stop post-built inspections
Our fees for inspecting and assessing post-construction water-related latent defects are a massive cost compared to fees for our “During Waterproofing Work Inspections”
Post-inspections require extensive consultancy time on site, the preparation of experts’ reports, specifications and photographic evidence for Fair Trading and NCAT, and then in court.
When engaged to inspect buildings under construction, our fees are much less. We evaluate the construction drawings, specifications and discuss with both the builder and the property owner our timeline plan when each stage of the most common 14 stages of inspections are necessary “BDC Diagnostic Waterproofing Inspection Services”.
Most of the stages will require multiple inspections due to the many different construction processes that occur. Therefore, the work needs additional checks during and upon completion of each of these processes and on the conclusion of each stage.
For this to run smoothly, the building contractor and the property owner both need to agree on the “BDC Diagnostic Waterproofing Inspection Services” to take effect including where applicable under the building contract, sharing the consultants’ fee costs.
Our consultant will issue a report at each inspection process and stage, advising satisfactory work or work requiring rectifying before progressing to the next step, or when the subsequent inspection process or building stage is needed. Once satisfactory completion occurs at each stage, our consultant issues a report certifying compliance of each step of the construction work.
When we inspect post-construction buildings, our building experts’ investigations normally determines the causes of failed waterproofing in Sydney properties.
We design waterproofing solutions include how to rectify and prevent re-occurrence. We certify all our professional waterproofing consultancy services when we inspect the work during and on satisfactorily completed of any rectification work.
We provide these services to home-owners, strata-owners, strata managers, builders, architects, and lawyers.
Call us today for help on 61+ 0408 911 210 Email Robert Speirs-Ferrari to firstname.lastname@example.org
Guaranteed results Guaranteed defect free advice
Building Diagnosis Centre experts, stop owners’ homes and businesses suffering from long-term water penetration. In some cases occurring for many years due to previous unsatisfactory attempts to diagnose and rectify. Our senior building consultants are building court experts in their field, and diversified, fully qualified, licensed and insured.
With expertise in concrete structures and rectifications, when project managing construction work, our involvement, and solutions stop poor construction occurring. Certify during and at critical stages and on completion, give clients the confidence to make payments on the progress works. Best results are when a suitable outcome occurs for both building owners and builders when negotiating and entering into mediation, tribunals and court cases.
Our Consultancy Service Fee proposals
Clients receive our “obligation free” consulting service fee proposal that includes our hourly fee rate and our usual terms and conditions.
Our service proposals are for meetings, inspections, NCAT, and court hearings and reporting. They explain our professional expert consulting services for the best methodology required to resolve issues, namely:
Building and waterproofing issues include during inspections of work-in-progress; disputes; complaints; faulty work damage; corrosion damage; and when certifying remedial work.
Due to many unknowns and extent of numerous damage and causes, including the unknown service time required, we mainly provide services on our hourly fee cost rates and or fee estimates (when it’s possible to judge).