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Structural Audit | Structural Stability Certification
 
According to Government regulations, all Factories and Residential Societies are expected to undergo assessment 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 and issuing Structural Stability Certificate.

 Structural Audit – Why and When
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.