Building and construction engineering involves the design, planning, construction, and management of buildings and structures. This field combines engineering principles with building construction to create structurally sound, functional and aesthetically pleasing structures.
Constructing a building is a large project that requires a great quantity of employees, equipment and materials. These projects include the design, financial management, and planning of the safety and maintenance of all aspects of the project.
There are specific building and construction standards that must be adhered to when carrying out construction activities, the violation of which could lead to legal matters.
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Expertise in Action
Experts in the field of building and construction engineering are essential in cases involving construction management, renovations, engineering management, general contracting, project management and safety engineering.
These experts may be required to provide expert opinion regarding construction defects within a building. Other cases where expert opinion might be required may be in relation to contract disputes, construction contracts or violations of industry standards.
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The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:
- The need for a view or inspection of a location
- The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
- Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
- Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype
The role of the expert witness in construction disputes
This article discusses the importance of the expert witness in construction disputes between a building′s owner and the contractor and engineer. It concludes that the expert witness should have the ability to advise the client and should leave the team if the evidence cannot assist the client.
Expert evidence and construction claims
This article discusses how the selection and management of experts should be an essential strategic consideration for parties likely to be involved in construction disputes.
Parkview Constructions Pty Ltd v Abrahim  NSWCA 460
Mr Abrahim was injured while working as a painter on a building site on which a large residential complex was being constructed. A civil and construction engineer gave evidence regarding industry standards and practices.
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