Structural audit is an examination of the overall health of a building to ensure that it is safe, risk-free and habitable.
Our team of Experts will arrive at your location and do a brief survey of the structure to be audited and after getting work order, commencement of tests will occur.
Model bye-law no. 77 specifies Structural Audit as a mandatory requirement. It stipulates that if the age of a building is 15 to 30 years, Structural Audit must be carried out once in 5 years and for buildings older than 30 years it must be carried out once in 3 years. You may, however, go for it even earlier if you suspect the condition of your building to be bad.
With every passing year, your building combats a series of natural upheavals, facing the apathy of every season that goes by. Many buildings built during last 20 to 25 years in India are in severe structural distress. Leakages are a common sight during monsoons. To add to this, we keep hearing of sporadic incidents of building collapse, which have resulted in irreparable loses at times, both of men and material. And that’s when the concept of ‘structural audit’ became known and it was soon made mandatory to be followed.
TESTS DONE BY OUR TEAM
The structural integrity of a building is initially determined by the visual inspection; however, the strength and durability of concrete is an essential factor that decides its longevity and safety. For this purpose, non-destructive testing (NDT) should be carried out to check concrete strength, chemical attack resistance, corrosion assessment, among other things. Below are the common techniques to assess whether your building’s concrete will stand the test of time.