Strata Building Consultants  Ph: (02) 9949 5566

When it comes to project management of strata remedial building works, Sutech is the safest choice.  We offer a range of building services to the strata industry:

End-to-end Project Management

Sutech manages every aspect of its building projects to ensure compliance with contract documents, relevant Standards and Building Codes and specification compliance. It's our job to solve problems for our strata clients and ensure work is of the highest standard and completed on time, within budget.

Sutech delivers successful projects through:

  • Regular site inspection to monitor job progress
  • Tight control of contractor payments and retentions, including management of unforeseen items or unquantified items that arise once works have commenced
  • Regular meetings with Building Committees onsite, including the provision of meeting minutes, progress reports and budget updates
  • Photographic record of discoveries, repair methods and completed work.

Property Site Inspections and Detailed Diagnostic Reports

We utilise our 38 plus years' experience providing remedial building solutions to strata managed buildings to address issues such as poor design, poor construction and ageing. We conduct thorough site inspections and provide comprehensive diagnoistic reports which include a range of options for remediating identified building issues.

Detailed Scope of Works & Tender Documents

Sutech's detailed documentation ensures:

  • All contractors price consistently on each major item of work, which simplifies the process of assessing prices and competitiveness for owner's corporations
  • The provision of a detailed scope of works which provides itemised list of works to be undertaken
  • Reduction in the likelihood of contract cost variations, which can be considerable if not pre-determined prior to the commencement of the contract
  • The inclusion of alternative costs to enable owner’s corporations to put together the final selection based on life expectancy versus cost/budget limitations.
     

obtaining competitive tenders and quotes

Sutech prepares tender outcome reports for owner's corporations which include cost comparison spreadsheets and itemised costs for all items. We assist Executive Committees in presenting maintenance and refurbishment proposals to owners at Annual General Meetings and Extraordinary General Meetings.

We work solely with contractors that are competitively priced without compromising the quality we expect for our clients. Our detailed specifications and exhaustive site inspections ensure quality assurance for our clients, every time.

contracts

Once a contractor is selected by our client, Sutech prepares a detailed contract between parties to protect the Owner's Corporation's interests and ensure adequate insurance coverage to protect all parties.

Project Management of Strata Sinking Fund Programs

Using Sinking Fund forecasts, Sutech can determine key priorities for strata managed blocks and formulate plans to address future building needs against forecasted budgets.

Testimonials

  • A note to say thank you for your excellent work at Mallett Street. I think we have been so lucky to find Sutech and work with you on resolving water issues here at the apartment block. In both packages of work over the years you have carefully interrogated the issues and found us the right solution and contractor – and overseen works to deliver a quality result. Thanks for listening, and always being so professional and friendly on every element of the project. Strata Committee Mallett Street, Camperdown  

  • Steve Bowen and Sutech made the impossible possible! Steve and his team were able to successfully execute the complex remedial work required at 2 Lindsay St. This included full window replacement, asbestos panelling replacement with Cemintel Cement sheeting, and concrete spalling repairs over 9 levels and 36 apartments. Sutech worked harmoniously with the Strata Committee and brought the project to fruition, on budget and on time. The result is excellent and a true win for the building and its owners. I myself couldn’t be more grateful for all the work put into it. Craig Beaglehole Strata Committee Lindsay Street, Neutral Bay

  • We have had the pleasure of knowing, and working closely with, Steve Bowen and his team at Sutech Ply Ltd on the $4M renovation of our 33 Unit building. At the outset it is probably worth saying that our project was delivered on time and under budget! Our Building Renovation Project included: Assessment & Cleaning of all Wall Cavities; New Roof & Sarking Etc.; New Gutters & Downpipes; Repair & Replace all Facias & Barge Boards: Replace Eaves Boards; Replace Lintels; Replace Brick Wall Ties; Convert numerous Domed Archways into modern Square Archways around the building; Cut-out & Rectification of extensive Concrete Cancer in the Balcony Slabs etc.; Rebuilding of all Balcony Slabs with associated Waterproofing. Tiling & New Glass Balustrades; Removal of all Windows & Doors and Installation of New Windows & Doors; Rendering of the Whole Building; Installation of New Internal Staircase Balustrades; Installation of New Internal Staircase Fire Rated Carpet; Installation of all requirements to bring building up to current Fire Compliance standards including Lights, Alarms, Building Alarm Panel, Fire Extinguishers, and Hydrant Piping etc.; Installation of New Electrical & Data Cabling for the Whole Building; Building Switchboard Upgrade; Replace all Lighting; Installation of New Building Intercom system; Installation of New Security Access to Building including FOB keys; Installation of New Driveway, Retaining Wall & Pits together with managing all the associated Council requirements; and Erection of New Fences & Painting of Existing Fences. Sutech's role in our project included: Identification of Perspective Tenderers; Preparation of the Tender; Assessment of the Tenders; Discussions & Negotiations with the Perspective renderers around Price, Deliverables & Timeframes; In conjunction with the Committee, Selection of the Successful Tenderer; Presentation of the Recommendations to the Strata Annual General Meeting; Management of the Project; Assessment of Completion by the Successful Contractor of all items including both fixed & variable costed items; and Discussion & Negotiations with the Successful Contractor where the Contractor's perspective differed from the perspectives or either Sutech or the Committee. Sutech were Instrumental in assisting the Committee to put together a successful tender process and present this to the Annual General Meeting which resulted in unanimous support for the project to proceed and for unit owners to contribute the project funds required within a very short time frame. Whilst we are extremely happy with both the delivered project and the way it was delivered, there were a number of points during the project where, were It not for Steve and Sutech, we would have had considerable and serious difficulty resolving some issues with the Successful Contractor. Sutech resolved all of these potential difficulties to the point where both the Successful Contractor and the Committee were happy and satisfied. Sutech also provided...

  • Hi Steve, On behalf of the Owners Corporation for 6 Bligh Place, Randwick, the Executive Committee would like to express our thanks for the excellent project outcomes that both Sutech and CRB delivered for our building. The projects works were both complex and of significant scale, and represented the largest ever capital investment by owners. We have heard nothing but positive feedback from residents on the overall works (including several original detractors), which have transformed the building both structurally as well as aesthetically, leaving us positioned well into the future. Thanks again for your support. We would be happy to recommend Sutech to other potential clients in the future. Regards, EC, 6 Bligh Place, Randwick

  • Many thanks for your assistance in diagnosing the water ingress at the industrial units at Paton Place, and subsequent report by Simon. Following a new roof cladding on the units above, and a drain being installed in the roof top car park, the recent rains have proven your recommendations to be entirely successful, with no ingress into my unit below.   Without your assistance the managing committee would still think all could be fixed with a tube of silicone, and the root cause of the issue would never have been sorted out.   Regards, David Harrold Paton Place, Manly Vale

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