Graham in Hawaii

Graham’s Recent Holiday Adventure

Graham’s Recent Holiday Adventure Graham standing atop Diamond Head in Hawaii after a climb of nearly 200m in extremely humid conditions. Diamond Head is part of an extinct volcano crater near Waikiki on the island of Hawaii (the big island). The venture took in the other 3 main islands of Maui, Oahu and Kauai with…

Craig Jack Superintendent

The role of a Superintendent

Here at PEP Solutions, we believe property development should be a simple process, especially after approvals are achieved for improving sites. As developments are delivered in phases (pre-construction, construction, post-construction), we will discuss each phase in the next three blogs. Acting as the Superintendent can add significant benefit to the project at every phase, so…

Office Fitout

Adding floors to existing buildings

Adding floors to existing buildings Guest Article: Inertia Engineering There is an increasing trend in building design to add floors to existing structures providing a new lease of life to a building and minimising the cost and time associated with a full scale redevelopment of a structure and site. Scott Clements of Inertia Engineering and Graham…

Fair agreement

What is the definition of fair?

What is the definition of fair? We’re a country built on one simple word – fair. A fair fight, a fair go, a fair result. However, we are finding more often that building occupiers, specifically tenants are unaware that the term “fair” will not necessarily provide them the “fair go” they think it provides them…

Time is running out as QBCC pushes owners to be compliant to avoid costs

Building owners reminded: 8 weeks to complete cladding checklist for free The below information was released by QBCC on 5th February 2019: http://www.qbcc.qld.gov.au/media-releases/building-owners-reminded-8-weeks-complete-cladding-checklist-free   The latest combustible cladding incident in Melbourne has highlighted the importance of Queensland building owners completing the Safer Buildings checklist before 29 March 2019. With eight weeks until the deadline for Part…

Enoggera Apartment Unit Development

This week Craig Jack, PEP Solutions Project Manager carried out a site inspection progress report for a new apartment development in the north-west Brisbane suburb, Enoggera. The new development is well underway and progressing nicely as the project has reached stage two of the seven-unit development. The completion date is set to be early February…

The Changing Face of Technical Due Diligence

The Changing Face of Technical Due Diligence Most people in commercial property transactions have been involved with a Technical Due Diligence (TDD) process in some shape or form.  These reviews examine the physical and technical aspects of the facility as a primary function, but how has this changed over the last 20 years? Back in…

QLD Cladding Regulations – Will This Affect Me?

QLD Cladding Regulations – Will This Affect Me? The Queensland Government has introduced Legislation (commencing on 1 October 2018) relating to potentially combustible external wall cladding on existing Class 2-9 buildings which are of Type A or B construction and which have been built or refurbished after 1 January 1994.  The Regulation requires Building Owners…

albion exchange

Albion Exchange Development

Albion Exchange Development PEP Solutions is ecstatic to announce that we have been involved with the Albion Exchange development, as proposed by Geon Property. The property will be a four-hectare, 10-stage transit-oriented development (TOD) project for Albion Station and surrounding sites. The 15-year project is part of the Queensland Government’s election commitment to upgrade Albion Station…