Cortis has significant forensic skills in the
investigation of water penetration in buildings, dampness, cracking,
movement, and general building deterioration. We can provide professional
advice on all aspects of the building structure, drainage services and the
Cortis can provide a wide range of services from initial general overview,
inspection and report through detail design of remedial works,
specification, tendering, observation of work in progress and associated
After investigating and reporting on defects with recommendations for remedial work, we can prepare specifications, call tenders, receive and assess the tenders, and recommend a contractor with an indication of the necessary financial provision for the project. When finance is available and the work proceeds, we can occasionally observe the works in progress, administer the contract on your behalf and make recommendations for progress payments due to the contractor.
Many buildings have special problems related to their construction, use and the nature and extent of dilapidation. Many buildings need to remain occupied and in use during remedial works. Richard Cortis Can work with owners and occupants to devise a suitable approach to rectification.
Because of the investigatory and remedial
nature of the majority of building rectification projects, our normal
services are provided on a time basis. Our current time based charge rate
is $300 per hour + GST and applies to all time expended on any
aspect of a project such as telephone conversations, meetings, travelling,
etc. A special fee structure applies to services as an expert witness.
Invoices are rendered at our discretion and are due on receipt and payable
within fourteen days. A late payment charge applies to overdue amounts.