Structural Investigations/ Reporting

By: Shear Ltd  02/03/2011
Keywords: Site Investigations, Structural reporting

 

We can conduct structural investigations reports on modern or traditional

buildings, whether they are residential, commercial or industrial properties.

The are three main types of structural investigation reports that we carry

out:

  1. Elemental or Specialist Structural Investigation (SSI) report

    also known as defects diagnosis/ building pathology. This

    type of investigation is carried out where concern exists over

    specific parts of, or defects in, a property. Examples of this

    specialist work are the detailed study of movement, cracking,

    bulging, timber decay of a structure.

  2. General Structural Investigation (GSI) report, in which a

    whole property is investigated in full. This report may

    recommend an Elemental or Specialist Structural Investigation

    (SSI) report be undertaken or other specialist advice be

    sought relating to specific issues.

  3. Investigation Prior to Alteration (IPA) report. This may be

    required prior to the extension or alteration of an existing

    building. Subject to the necessary authority from the building

    owner, it may involve opening up, measuring, calculations to

    check the adequacy of the existing structural elements.

     

    Other types of investigation include:

     

    • Fire damage assessments

    • Disproportionate collapse assessments

    • Wind loading assessments

    • Change of use assessments

    • Existing load capacity assessments

    Keywords: Site Investigations, Structural reporting

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