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Feasibility - engineering reports, etc

Discussion in 'Development' started by wombat777, 25th Sep, 2016.

  1. wombat777

    wombat777 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I'm working on a feasibility for a small-footprint multi-dwelling (2 levels) with a single-level basement carpark under. Gross floor area under 1000sqm.

    I got many of the following figures from other feasos found online but want check if they are in the right ballpark for a project of the scale above:

    Design Phase
    • Traffic Engineer -$2,500
    • Acoustics Engineer -$3,000
    • Landscape Designer -$1,500
    • Surveyor -$5,000
    • Hydraulics Consultant -$4,000
    • Civil Engineer -$2,500
    • Quantity Surveyor -$5,000
    • Solicitor -$1,500
    • Body Corporate -$5,000
    Pre Construction Phase
    • BA Drawings -$7,200
    • Sewer Design -$3,000
    • Hydraulic Plan -$5,000
    • Plumbing Application -$5,000
    • Engineering Design -$12,000
    • Application Fees (Building Approval) -$7,500
    I've already got quotes (indicative prices) for Town Planning and for Building Design ( to DA stage ).
     
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  2. Shobha Designs

    Shobha Designs New Member

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    I think you should allow some $$$ for architectural design and construction drawings.
     
  3. wombat777

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    Thanks, I already have quotes for the architectural designs ( $7,200 ).

    Would BA drawings above likely be the construction drawings? ( I grabbed some of these figures from a feaso spreadshet I found elsewhere on PC )

    What would a Project Manager charge for the stage after council approval and through to completion? ( I live interstate )
     
  4. melbourne171

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    Where is the development? which city?
     
  5. wombat777

    wombat777 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Brisbane (Moreton Bay Council Area)
     
  6. Scott No Mates

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    Basement parking will blow your costs out of the water unless you're pitching to to upper end of the market.

    Have you spoken with the qs? @Depreciator

    Or with the rel estate to determine wnd market value?

    Land Titles Office - for separate titles
     
  7. wombat777

    wombat777 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I've had a couple of jobs done via scott's team. Will ask.

    End market value is difficult to determine at this stage. The rezoning only occurred last year and hence the area is still general residential ( now zoned for 27m buildings ).

    There is a DA in for a large unit/retail development opposite a nearby train station. If this is constructed in the next 12 months will start to get a picture of possible end-values.
     
  8. melbourne171

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    Hi Wombat
    Why you need a lots of engineer costs? I read other threads, people did not mention about these costs. Are you building multiple dwellings?
     
  9. melbourne171

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    How did you rezone? Can we apply for rezoning in Brisbane?
     
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    Now I understand. Material change of use is a term the State Government of Queensland (Australia) and Queensland local governments use in the assessment of property development applications.
     
  11. wombat777

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    Engineering costs will depend on the site and the complexity of the construction. For example, the concrete slab needs to be designed with strengthening sections such as drop-edged beams. Drainage systems on the site also need to be designed. If the site is on a main road you will likely need an acoustic engineer. What is needed all depends on the characteristics of the site and the size/complexity of construction.
     
  12. g-dub

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    Sketch up your concept and ask for some prices from local consultants/contractors.

    Basement floor will likely result in spoil to be carted off site. Allow for geotech investigation and factual reporting for footings etc as well as testing (maybe even contamination) during construction, prior to disposal. Is it in an acid sulfate soils region? (check with council).