Work Safely at Heights

Work Safely at Heights

PEP Solutions Senior Building Consultants and Architects Linh Nguyen and Brian Hickey undertook a ‘Work Safely at Heights’ certificate course through Pinnacle Safety Training at their facility at Murarrie.  It was a full day course commencing with classroom theory in the morning and practical experience in the afternoon. Practical training sessions involved reviewing all equipment,…

What downsizers want

National Research into what Downsizers want

National Research into what Downsizers want Guest article: Ellivo   With the numbers of potential Downsizers in Qld set to increase by around 350,000 over the next 20 years, Ellivo Architects recently undertook a nationwide study to better understand the preferences of this growing market. Distributed nationally via the Your Life Choices online community portal,…

Building Inspections

Technical Due Diligence – What did you miss?

Technical Due Diligence – What did you miss? There can be three levels of Technical Due Diligence inspection and reporting: Routine Maintenance Inspection; Condition Inspection; Detailed and invasive inspection. The focus of this article is in regards to a limited high level report. A limited high level report may typically include a review of core…

Value Management

Value Management and Value Engineering in Design

Value Management and Value Engineering are terms that are often perceived as interchangeable, as being the same process. They are often associated with the stigma of “cost cutting” because the project is “over budget”, reluctantly creating the need to sacrifice or compromise targeted vulnerable aspects of the design / project. This often leads to disappointment,…

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…

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…

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…

BTS: Holland Park Project & Practical Completion

  BTS: Holland Park Project + Practical Completion PEP Solutions has been involved in a project at Holland Park for the last 10 months, providing an initial report and progress reports through to Practical Completion as a Financier QS. Throughout the project, PEP has been monitoring the progress of construction, assessing payment claims and issuing…

BTS: Site Inspection Wynnum & Progress Reports

A few weeks ago Brian, PEP Solutions’ Senior Quantity Surveyor, kickstarted a site inspection for a new apartment development in sunny Wynnum. The new development is being built by Clear Construction QLD. Alongside site manager Graham Burrell, Brian conducted this inspection to better prepare the monthly progress report for the National Australia Bank. To learn a…