25 Apr 2019
Doing it backwards
The way the development world works is that all the final public/private drainage, vehicle crossing and the driveways are done at the end of the project when the building has been completed. The way I have done Alfred st is completed all the Engineering first to get the COA, EACC, the water meters and be ready for 224c.
Pro: Get water meters quicker and ready for 224c lodgement – $60k and 4 months of hold costs avoided at the end of the project. Tidy site for all the subcontractors.
Con:The risk of doing this includes damaged or cracked driveways – max $1-$15k damage
For me the Pro outweighs the Cons in the cost risk matrix.
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Q & A with our Architect – Steve King, Archimedia Waikato
"The ideal result is a project that delivers more than the Client asks for or expects, one that is more than the sum of its parts. The best type of design is one that is built around a “story”..." Steve King - Archimedia Waikato...Read More
13 Apr 2020
Looking beyond the Lockdown
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