builders and developers

right the wrongs early
Our expertise in engineering solutions helps builders and developers determine how best to fix structural issues and prevent them in the future

In order to perform effective forensic engineering, a forensic engineer must have a thorough knowledge of engineering principals, analysis and the design and construction industries. An expert forensic engineer would also have hands-on experience with non-compliant project works. Professional forensic engineers must be both objective and focused in order to independently assess both the cause of damage and the responsible party. In order to possess and expertly use these skills, a forensic engineer would need to have years of experience. Forensic investigations appear broad at first, but require a very specific focus as new information is uncovered. MFS Engineering has senior forensic engineers on their staff that fit this exact definition. Builders and developers often require our services due to the high demand for more housing in and around Melbourne.

In Melbourne, the increased housing demands and incredibly fast turnaround of high volume development projects is a recipe for disaster. We aim to improve the quality of buildings and construction in Australia by identifying defects as early as possible during the construction phase. It’s important to us that all buildings are inspected prior to occupancy to ensure the safety of the residents. Our main goal isn’t to fix property damage, but to prevent it altogether.

As builders and developers, you’re well aware of the hindrances that come along with your line of work. No matter how careful you are, mistakes are sometimes inevitable. Have you just built a home and already had the homeowners complain about damage? Don’t worry! We can appraise the house and in no time at all identify both the cause of damage and possible solutions. We work well as a team: we identify the repairs needed, you execute them and your homeowners are happy once again.

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Homeowners tend to complain about recently noticed damages to their newly bought homes while they are still under the builder’s warranty. As a builder, it’s important that you have the right team in place to help you identify the causes of damage to recently build homes and ensure that effective and long lasting remedial measures take place immediately. This way, there won’t be a need to revisit the damaged house over and over again to patch the cracks only for homeowners to complain again months later. MFS Engineering can save you a substantial amount of money and time by pointing you in the right direction regarding the proper identification of and solutions for damages.

We can also help you directly. Have you bought a house that needs some home improvements, but you aren’t sure where to start? Maybe you have a house that needs an upgrade, but you aren’t sure whether it requires structural works like footing improvements. We can come in, perform a thorough site inspection complete with necessary measurements and tell you exactly what structural upgrades are needed for your home renovation. We will identify defects to the home, as well as ways to fix the damage and present it all to you in a comprehensive report. We understand the importance of identifying building defects early, as well as fixing them in a timely manner to ensure that the repairs are sustainable. We can turn the complex and multifaceted issues of construction and development into one simplified process with long-lasting results.

services available to Builders And Developers

This comprehensive investigation allows engineers to provide definitive answers regarding the root cause of structural damage done to a building based on evidence.

Unlike others, our qualified senior structural engineers assess the structural integrity of your property (instead of cosmetic defects) to save you money, time and annoyances in the future.

Monitor your projects in real time

In addition to following a cutting-edge business model, we use advanced technology to ensure that our clients are able to monitor their projects in real time. If you work with us, you will have access to an integrated CRM portal, which will allow you to:

  • Make changes to your account
  • View our blog
  • Access important updates on your project
  • Keep up with the status of your project
  • File support cases
  • Submit orders
  • Access your order details
  • Participate in discussion forums
  • Upload files relevant to your project
  • Download files about your project provided by MFS Engineering

This portal is designed to allow us to communicate with our clients in an intimate setting, as well as provide them with updates on their project all on one platform. With the use of our integrated user-friendly CRM portal you can securely check your project’s status, stay well-informed during every step of the process, and easily communicate with us at any time.

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Most frequent questions and answers

Design engineers are not necessarily competent forensic engineers. Our experience have shown that engaging inexperienced forensic engineers leads to incorrect diagnosis and recommendations which cause confusions and frustrations. Also, engaging the same engineers that have designed the structure you built usually leads to a biased opinion and an unhappy client.

Yes, detailed recommendations of the works required to be carried out in order to repair the damages will be provided in every forensic investigation report we produce.

Geotechnical investigation is not part of forensic investigation. However, we can arrange a geotechnical investigation if it is deemed required, but for soil testing to be as conclusive as possible, it is best that engineer inspect the property first and get familiar with the site condition and the requirements to be able to provide detailed and accurate scope of works for the geotechnical investigation (e.g. moisture content tests, footing probe, site classification, soil suction, number and depth of samples etc.).

We provide the fastest turnaround times in the industry. After receiving the project, the client will be contacted within 24 hours and the inspection will be booked based on client’s availability. The report will be issued in 5 working days following the inspection given that all information is provided. Failure to meet deadlines will entitle our clients to partial reimbursement as per our contract, however, we have been meeting deadlines without failure.

Our CRM portal has been designed so that you can easily and securely manage your projects and communicate with us whenever necessary. Files can be uploaded and downloaded seamlessly via our portal minimising all the possible delays in project handling.

You will only need to submit the job through our CRM portal. Our team will take it from there and all administrative tasks such as contacting the client, booking inspection etc. will be managed by our team at MFS Engineering (under your brand name of curse), unless we are advised otherwise by you.

Advantages of working with us includes, but not limited to, the followings:

  • Low overhead costs due to our unique cloud-based business model which has ultimately led to significant reduce in the cost of our services compared to what other conventional companies charge for similar services.
  • Fast turnaround times thanks to our internal portal specifically designed to reduce the life of projects.
  • Thanks to our portal we are forced to only hire highly trained senior forensic structural engineers for detailed inspections and accurate diagnosis to reduce the project duration.
  • Simplified working process and our fixed fees. Our fees are always based upon the inspection zone of the project and never upon time units.
  • Last but not least, we have been in this industry long enough to identify the pain points. We have created solutions to those pain points by providing cost effective, simple, professional and reliable forensic services.
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