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Cost to provide works as executed detail for OSD?

Discussion in 'Development' started by Butterfly88, 5th Apr, 2016.

  1. Butterfly88

    Butterfly88 Member

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    Hi all

    My certifier is requesting the above in order for me to obtain my occupation certificate. I have had one quote from the engineer who drew up the OSD plans for $495. Does this sound reasonable?

    TIA
     
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  2. Scott No Mates

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    What's wrong with putting it back on the plumber who installed the system?
     
  3. Butterfly88

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    Hi Scott. We built through a project home company, and had the OSD designed by an engineer separately to avoid a detention pit and extra cost from the builder. I guess it's our responsibility to see this part of the project through to the end. I would just like to know if this is a reasonable charge for a 'works as executed' certificate. It seems a lot!
     
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    As above, get the certification from whoever installed it - they can mark up the plans. Cost - $0 (if it was in their scope).

    Did the engineer only design the system or perform inspections? Was it in his scope to certify?
     
  5. Rockstar

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    I think that's a reasonable amount if they have to come out and inspect. I have paid more in the past. Fortunately my engineer now trusts me and is happy with photos. I think he still charges a bit for the certification. They run a business and have to pay for rent + staff so I am happy to pay for the professional services.
    You could always ask exactly what you are getting for your money but if I was an engineer putting my signature (licence) on it I would be checking it out thoroughly.
     
  6. bmc

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    yes, if it wasn't included in his scope, it sounds reasonable.

    It must be a very simple or small OSD. they can cost a lot more. I do a lot of these and a complicated system can, take a few hours to measure up, calculate volumes, flow rates, and mark up plans.
     
  7. Butterfly88

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    Hi there @bmc and @Rockstar @Scott No Mates No, it wasn't in his original scope - never knew more had to be done until now - you live and learn. Sounds like it's a reasonable figure; I'll go ahead and book him. Cheers all.
     
  8. Be Developer

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    @Butterfly88

    Yes, $ amount sounds just about right.

    It's a quite a lot of work and you will get a copy of plans (hopefully with lot less red markings on it) that you need to submit authority to get your bond back + OC + registration at land title office.