Dylan Stevens

  • All You Need To Know About Structural Engineering Consultants

    A structural engineer is a professional that specialises in building design and construction. His or her main work is ensuring the structural integrity of buildings and bridges. Read the excerpt below to learn more about the work of structural engineering consultants.  Role of Structural Engineers Structural engineers are part of the design and survey team when building a house. Other members of the team include civil engineers, architects and geotechnical engineers. [Read More]

  • Everything You Need to Know About Tax Depreciation

    One of the essential things you need to understand if you own a building or several is tax depreciation. Just like appliances or other commodities, every building usually declines in value due to unavoidable tear and wear. The value decline is what experts call property depreciation, which is a loss on your part as the owner. Luckily, depreciation is a vital part of a tax return that's linked with income-generating properties. [Read More]

  • Top Tips When Hiring a Migration Agent

    A migration agent is a professional that assists people who intend to visit foreign countries. Choosing a migration agent can be a daunting task. Below is a comprehensive guide to the various considerations you should make when hiring a migration agent. Specialisation  As a rule, you should work with an agent specialising in the country you intend to visit. Different countries have varying visa requirements. A specialised agent will provide comprehensive consulting services and advice on a suitable visa. [Read More]

  • Why You Need To Be Aware Of The EPA As A Business Owner

    There are dozens of different little things you have to constantly keep track of as a business owner. Do you have enough stock, are your employees operating as efficiently as they can be, are you adapting your business enough to the 21st century, etc. One thing you probably don't think about all that often is the environment and your relation to it from a business standpoint. You may not realise it but there are strict rules and regulations when it comes to anything environmental-related and it pays for you to know exactly what licences and permits you need. [Read More]

  • Top Trends in Outsourcing Engineering Services

    The structural engineering field is competitive today, and this is in part thanks to the rapid growth of the construction industry. Therefore, engineering service providers have resorted to outsourcing certain services to remain competitive, and the approach has worked well. Most importantly, clients are continually looking for engineering firms that offer quality services at competitive rates. Structural engineering firms need to explore emerging trends in outsourcing. This article highlights notable trends in the outsourcing of engineering services. [Read More]

  • Green Light to Build: Steps to Follow When Getting a Building Permit

    When constructing a new house or making some home improvements, you need a permit to show you have met all the structural, health and safety requirements. Constructing a building – whether residential or commercial — without a building permit is illegal in Australia, and it attracts hefty fines and losses. A building permit is a critical even when constructing additions such as carports, fences, garage, pergolas, verandas, retaining walls or decks — just to mention a few. [Read More]