A position is vacant for Estimator / Quantity Surveyor – Commercial Construction

Our Client are in search of an experienced to work for a company embedded in the Commercial space.

The Company :
An Iconic Queensland business located in Brisbane is seeking an experienced Estimator/ Quantity Surveyor. The candidate should have sound knowledge in performing as an Estimator in the Queensland commercial construction sector. Good estimating skills for multi-story residential, commercial buildings or industrial buildings will be preferred.

Skills and Eligibilities:

  • Over 5 years of Estimating experience
  • More than 10 years construction experience within the commercial sector
  • University qualifications in Construction preferably within Quantity Surveying
  • Sound IT experience
  • Well versed with applying software like Buildsoft or Cubit
  • Any project management experience would be an added benefit
  • Steady work history
  • Substantial attention to detail and exactness is necessary
  • Well-built communication and interpersonal skills

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What should be the qualities of a qualified civil engineers

1. TESTS OF BUILDING MATERIALS:

A qualified civil engineer should be well familiar with various tests of building materials. Given below, detailed lists of some vital tests.

 Concrete Test: Slump test, compression test, split tensile test, soundness etc.
 Soil Test: Core cutter test, compaction test, sand replacement test, triaxial test, consolidation test etc.
 Bitumen Test: Ductility test, softening point test, gravity test, penetration test etc.

2. Examination OF SOIL:

Prior to develop a construction, different types of soil tests are done for finding out the settlement and strength of soils before starting a construction. Therefore, a civil engineer must contain sound knowledge regarding these tests which are carried out at the jobsite.

3. Application OF SURVEYING Tools:

A civil engineer should be well versed with utilizing various surveying instruments like the total station, theodolite etc. These instruments can be applied for marking and perfect measurements.

4. STANDARD CODES utilized IN CONSTRUCTION:

Each country contains their own standard safety specifications (eg: Is Code) for performing various activities associated with construction. There are various types of rules and methods in the standard codes and these are followed to build up new construction. If not, there are risks factors for collapsing of a structure.

5. BAR BENDING SCHEDULE:

Bar bending schedule is considered as a crucial chart for civil engineers. It helps to make the reinforcement calculation for RC beam that ranges from cutting length, type of bending, the length of bending etc.

6. DRAWING AND DESIGN:

Drawing and design are considered as the pillars of a project in-progress. It offers all the necessary specifications of that project. Each site engineers must have the capability to efficiently analyze such drawings and designs.

7. ESTIMATION AND BILLS:

A civil engineer should be able to prepare estimation and bills toward a construction project.

8. QUALITY CONTROL:

Quality control maintains the profit of a project by lessening the additional costs. Therefore, a civil engineer should contain the fundamental knowledge of quality control.

9. ON FIELD MANAGEMENT:

A civil engineer should have clear ideas on form-work, concreting, safety measures etc.

10. COORDINATION WITH LABOR:

A civil engineer should have the capability to manage labors efficiently in a jobsite.

What should be the qualities of a qualified civil engineers

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Details of Deep Foundation

A deep foundation means a type of foundation that disperse building loads to the earth more distant down from the surface, what a shallow foundation perform, to a subsurface layer or a range of depths. A pile refers to a perpendicular structural element of a deep foundation, directed or drilled deep into the ground on the building site.

Deep foundations are set up too intensely under the finished ground surface because of their base bearing capability that can be influenced with surface conditions. It is generally remained at depths >3 m under finished ground level.

Deep foundation is designed to bear loads from a structure via frail compressible soils or fills on to robust and less flexible soils or rocks at depth, or for functional reasons.

If, the strata of good bearing capability does not exist adjacent to the ground, the foundation of the structure should be rooted deep to facilitate obtaining a bearing stratum that is appropriate in all respects.

Besides, there are other conditions for which deep foundations are essential for the consistency and longevity of a structure. Generally, the deep foundations are essential for the various types of constructions like piles, caissons and basement or hollow box foundation.

Piles
A pile refers to a long cylinder of a solid material like concrete that is digged into the ground to provide a strong support for structures constructed on top of it.

Pile foundation is useful when the structure can’t resist load due to low & insufficient bearing capacity of soil. This happens because of the soil condition or the order of bottom layers, type of loads on foundations, conditions at site and operational conditions. Pile foundations are formed with wood, concrete or steel and can be either precast or cast on site in case of concrete.

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How to apply conjugate beam method for beam rotations and deflections

Go through this useful construction video tutorial to learn how to estimate the quantity for different types of arches like semi circular arch, full circular arch and segmental arches.

Conjugate beam is also known as the imaginary beam that contains the similar dimensions (length) as that of the original beam but load at any point on the conjugate beam is equivalent with the bending moment at that point divided by EI.

In the arena of Structural Analysis, the deformation of beams under different loading is analyzed to find out their slope and deflection through various geometric methods. The conjugate beam method belongs to one of these geometric methods. Because the meaning of the term “Conjugate” is ‘related or reciprocal’, this method highlights substituting a real beam with an reciprocal imaginary beam for analysis.

This method is particularly beneficial for simply supported beams. For other beams, like cantilevers or overhanging beams, artificial constraints should be used.

Characteristics of Conjugate Beam

  • The length of a conjugate beam is equivalent to the length of the actual beam at all times.
  • The load on the conjugate beam refers to the M/EI diagram of the loads on the actual beam.
  • A simple support for the real beam stands simple support for the conjugate beam.
  • A fixed end for the real beam turns out to be free end for the conjugate beam.
  • The point of zero shear for the conjugate beam coincides with a point of zero slope for the real beam.
  • The point of maximum moment for the conjugate beam coincides with a point of maximum deflection for the real beam.

 

How to apply conjugate beam method for beam rotations and deflections

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Building Construction Illustrated, 5th Edition – An exclusive e-book for construction professionals

Francis D. K. Ching, the well-known Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the University of Washington in Seattle, has written an exclusive book alias Building Construction Illustrated, 5th Edition. This construction book is available in paperback and ebook.

The book provides useful guidance to the fundamental of building construction supported with a 3D digital building model for conversational learning.

Features comprise of a 3D model that demonstrates how building components are originated collectively in a final project.

There are some evident and precise drawings which show the cutting-edge in construction processes and materials
• Addition of up-to-the-minute information on sustainability, consolidation of building systems, and application of new materials

Inclusion of archetypal drawings which provide perfect motivation for designers and drafters

• Sheds light on the 2012 International Building Codes and 2012 LEED system

In order to purchase the book, click on the following link

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How to find out the unit weight of reinforcement bar per meter

This construction video briefly explains the formula (Derivation Of (D²/162) for detecting the unit weight of reinforcement bar per meter.

This formula is specifically useful for circular shape steel (the density of which is 7850kg/m3).

Formula:
Weight density = weight/volume
Weight = weight density x volume.
Volume of cylinder= πh d^2 /4
h denotes the height of cylinder bar. = 1m
d is diameter in mm
Weight of bar per meter = Area of steel bar X Density of steel x Length of bar

 

How to find out the unit weight of reinforcement bar per meter

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