Our works at the large DHL facility included inspection, measuring of existing balustrades and performance calculation of the glazing, wind loads, fixing systems etc. These numbers where then compared to the Australian Standards and the Building Code of Australia (BCA). It was concluded that the balustrades were compliant within these standards and BellMont provided Prime Constructions with a letter of certification.
Prime Constructions is one of the leading building contractors in the state of NSW. They offer a range of services for industrial, commercial, retail and institutional projects with over 35 years of experience. A few notable projects of theirs include Judith Poole Sports Hall at Abbotsleigh School, Mazda in Sutherland and the Kurrajong Building at Barker College. You can read more on their projects here. We look forward to working with Prime Constructions again in the future.
Balustrades are intended for safety. Having a faulty balustrade can be incredibly dangerous and puts people at serious risk. That’s why it is necessary to install balustrades that are meeting the BCA standards. If you need assistance, contact BellMont today.
The WELL Building Standard is the first of its kind, introduced to the building and construction industry by the International WELL Building Institution in 2014. The standard created by the institution helps to promote health and wellness in buildings for the benefit of the community.
When certifying a building, features such as air, water, light, comfort, nourishment, fitness and mind are taken into consideration. If a building can meet a certain standard in these areas they will be awarded a WELL Certification, the highest certification available.
Recently, the International Towers in Barangaroo were awarded the WELL Certification, helping Australia to maintain their place at the forefront of healthy buildings worldwide. At the current time Australia has the third highest number of buildings certified worldwide, following the United States and China.
This certification is a step in a positive direction for the industry as it sets a certain standard for contractors and promotes sustainable living and efficiency with reward! Which will lead to a future of better buildings, safer environments and happy tenants.
Balconies and awnings are critical elements of a building that require regular checks. If these components of a structure go unchecked and are not certified by professionals, they can put not only tenants, but pedestrians and other community members at risk.
As of recent times, local councils have been encouraging owners to get in contact with qualified engineers to test and certify their balconies and awnings to ensure that they are structurally adequate to deal with the loads and conditions imposed over the next five years. This mainly applies to buildings over five years old, as many buildings after this period tend to get to a point where they begin to deteriorate and become quite dangerous.
It is suggested that owners have their balconies and awnings certified every five years to ensure they are structurally sound. These inspections and certifications are strongly recommended to owners of structures over-hanging public areas such as footpaths and roads, as they endanger not only the owner but members of the community.
Here at BellMont we possess the engineering expertise to undertake inspections and certifications of balconies and awnings. If you are concerned with the condition of your balcony or awning, you can get in touch with us by clicking the button below. Let us help put your mind at ease!
In June of 2011, Sydney Water embarked on the rejuvenation of several pipe lines in the northern districts of Sydney. The pipelines span over the Lane Cove River and over trafficable areas and therefore an engineering solution was required. Bellmont was engaged by the scaffold Subcontractor — Oz Scaffold with whom we worked closely with to achieve a practical and feasible design.
Australian Standards AS1576, AS4576 and AS 4100 provide stringent design criteria for steel tube access scaffold. The cantilevered scaffold over the Lane Cove River provided the most intriguing detail and design requirements– with safety placing a particular emphasis on the design requirements of the components.
Bellmont has been providing site inspections to ensure that the scaffold system viewed on site was commensurate with the scaffold design. BellMont has been awarded a further 2 projects of a similar nature and continues to provide expert design and site advice.
If you would like certification for your scaffolding job, or structural engineering advice, please contact us today.