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    victorM
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    Hi!

    We are working on a project where we will import a steel structure (25×10 metres approx) to install it outdoors.

    We don’t have much experience with the construction site of the business yet. We are trying to understand the different stages and approvals we need to do things right. Is there anyone with experience in construction that might actually give that kind of services?

    Thanks!

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    steve201
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    If my interpretation is correct , this is an engineering question.

    I used to be involved with a construction company in Newcastle NSW – 2013-15.

    I have a building industry contact in Melbourne. You are welcome to ask him your questions on the stages of construction.

    Let me know if you want his mobile number.

    Steve

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    victorM
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    Hey Steve,

    definitely, if he’s happy to have a chat I would appreciate that.

    Thank you!

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    steve201
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    Call issac yang on mobile number, 0481302077.

    He is a project officer for a construction company in Melbourne.

    He was a student mentor because he was a brilliant student a few years ago.

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    Paul – FS Concierge
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    [USER=38207]@Greg_M[/USER] might also be able to help.

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    victorM, post: 265660, member: 112991 wrote:
    Hi!

    We are working on a project where we will import a steel structure (25×10 metres approx) to install it outdoors.

    We don’t have much experience with the construction site of the business yet. We are trying to understand the different stages and approvals we need to do things right. Is there anyone with experience in construction that might actually give that kind of services?

    Thanks!

    I’m assuming the structure is not for habitation, if it is you can add a heap more to the starter list below.

    Requirements will vary a little from state to state and local councils.

    In most case I can think of you’d be subject to both planning permission and building permit requirements.

    If you don’t have planning permission to put it where you want it…the building permit is academic.

    Assuming you get a planning permit and at that size it’ll be considered a permanent structure, you’ll need an engineer to sign off on the design (that has authority under Australian regulation) as adequate. You’ll also need an engineer to either sign off on any existing foundation design or design one compliant with Oz regulation…to achieve that you’ll need a soil test on the ground where it’s going first …that test (from yet another specialist engineer) will be the framework for design recommendations to the design engineer.

    On top of that you’ll need a building surveyor to issue a building permit and sign off on all design documents.

    There could be queries on any of the components in the structure if it doesn’t meet any of the regulations e.g. type of steel, beam sizes etc etc etc.

    Easy really.

    As a guide to how it can pan out, a couple of years ago I applied for a planning permit in regional Vic for a 7 by 9 metre steel shed on a 1300 m2 block. It’s location was no closer than 5 metres to any boundary. I already had a soil test from building the house…It took 14 weeks and several days of bureaucratic nightmare, a heap of documentation, plus paying to advertise my intentions to my neighbors (who thought it was all a big laugh) to get a planning permit.

    The shed was of local manufacture and had pre engineering approval so the building permit was a few days.

    It took exactly 2 working days to actually erect and finish it.

    Sometimes what looks like a very cheap imported component for construction isn’t when you look at the total cost…a certain type of cheap exterior cladding for high rise apartments comes to mind

    Have fun.

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    Paul – FS Concierge
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    Thanks for jumping in [USER=38207]@Greg_M[/USER] :-)

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