The scope of our work does not stop at the presentation of a report. One of the most important services we offer clients is a complete construction inspection service to complement our investigation, assessment, reporting and design.

This service includes an onsite visit prior to the placement of concrete, confirming that works are completed in accordance with the foundation design documentation.

In the residential and domestic field we provide inspections for:
Conventional footings and slabs
Waffle pod raft slabs
Monolithic slabs
Piers, posts and pad footings
Retaining walls in brick, block, boulder or crib construction
Extensions and additions
Raised house support and build-under
Timber and steel house frames
Swimming pools
Error, damage and workmanship investigation and rectification

Soil testing and foundation design only becomes effective if the builder follows the plan and builds to "best practice".

Building projects require progress checks and inspections, to satisfy certification requirements (form 16) and quality assurance (Q.A.)

Inspection of foundation and slab construction by engineer backed specialist inspectors, provides the best chance o achieving a sound certified structure.

All inspected job checklists, certificates and inspection photos are electronically stored and can be rapidly retrieved if the need arises.

Our inspectors work closely with our engineers and design teams, so site issues and anomalies that a certifier might have to defer can usually be addressed on the spot, or with minimal delay.

All inspectors have backgrounds of practical experience in the construction industry and have undertaken comprehensive training, so can advise on interpretation of construction method choices and assist with identification of founding materials on site.
On-site meetings utilizing inspectors can be arranged at moderate cost.

STA Consulting Engineers operates a computer database central booking office so that our team of inspectors can effectively cover South East Queensland at 48 hours notice to match your schedule of digging and pouring - or sooner if time slots are available. All site representatives are contacted 2 hours prior to their booked time slot.

When and how to inspect
Consult your certifier for a site-specific list. Below is a list of some of the operations that could require inspection
Footings and piers dug, reinforcing mesh in place, prior to concrete placement
Pad footings and postholes, dug and cleaned, ready for concrete
Slab or waffle slab, with all steel and boxing in place, ready for concrete
Core filled brick and block walls and firewalls, with steel in place and cores cleaned and ready for concrete
Suspended slabs and walls, with steel, anchors and props in place, ready for concrete
Underpinning, in progress, ready for screw insertion to be viewed, with piers cleaned and caps and cages on site
Swimming pools, with all steel, fixtures, drainage and plumbing installed
Completion of building platform and drainage, prior to building handover
Information gathering, investigation and site testing as directed by engineer.
This is not an exhaustive list. Please consult STA if more information is required

To make a booking
Inspections can be booked for any time between a first at 8.00 am and last at 4.30 pm.
(out of hours inspections may be possible but will attract an additional charge)
Bookings should be made 48 hrs prior to requirement
Bookings will be accepted up to 3.00 pm on the day before, but the chosen time may not be available
Phone 07 3363 8181 between 8.00 am and 4.00 pm and ask for inspections bookings.
Quote the project number on your report, and our staff will prompt you for the rest of
the details.
Email and fax bookings are available for account clients

Association of Consulting Engineers Australia
National Association of Testing Authorities Accredited
Board of Professional Engineers Engineers Australia