Structural Audit & Structural Stability Certification

According to Government regulations, all factories and residential societies are expected to carry out Structural Audit and obtain a Structural Stability Certificate from a chartered civil engineer, every 5 years. We are the competent authority to provide such certification. We offer services including detailed inspection, assessing the strengths & weakness of the structure, conducting NDT, preparing repair / rehabilitation scheme, monitoring repair work.

The structural stability is affected by number of reasons such as Aging, Construction Quality, Exposure condition, External forces etc.
The Structural Audit is a process of assessing the present health of structure, identifying the loads & forces acting on the structure, identifying the effects of these loads and forces and finally assessing the stability & safety of the structure to withstand for its remaining life.
If the structural audits are carried out on regular intervals of @ 5 years, it helps to identify the problems in the initial stage. After structural audit, If the required repairs / Rehabilitation and preventive maintenance is carried out regularly, it substantially reduces the overall maintenance / repair cost of the structure. Stitch in time saves nine

The Structural Audit is carried out mainly for -

  • As a statutory requirement –
    • After every 5 years as per Inspector of factories
    • After 30 years at every 5 years as per Municipal Act
    • After 15 years at every 5 years and after 30 years at every 3 years as per Co-operative society Act
  • For Insurance
  • For Bank – Mortgage
  • For Valuation
  • Structure showing Distress
  • Proposed Additions, Alterations, Extensions in building / structure
  • For Damage assessment due to earthquake, fire, blast, vibration, corrosion etc.

Our Structural Audit Services include –
Part A – Visual Survey –

  • Visual inspection of individual building / structures from inside and outside and to study present status of different structural members.
  • Study of Architectural / RCC / Structural drawings ( If available )
  • Photographic Survey
    • Noting various observations such as
    • Load transfer system,
    • Structural framing system,
    • Structural deficiencies
    • Settlement if any,
    • Cracks in RCC members,
    • Cracks in masonry / plaster,
    • Leakages,
    • Loads on structure,
    • Defects in non structural elements etc.
  • Identification of broad areas / locations in the structure requiring further detail investigation and for conducting various ND Tests

Part B – Non Destructive Evaluation –
  • To Conduct Non Destructive tests as required in detail visual survey

Part C – Repair & Rehabilitation Consultancy
  • To prepare detail report of visual inspection & various ND tests
  • Interpretation of ND test results.
  • Diagnosis & Root cause analysis of the problems / observations
  • To prepare Repair & Rehabilitation scheme to make structure durable , healthy and to stand for a long life.
  • Prepare technical specifications & draft tender document for repair and rehabilitation.
  • Prepare detail estimate for the same.
  • Scrutinize the tender documents.
  • Periodically visits to inspect the work
  • Issue Structural Stability Certification after completion of entire job.

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