SIMALEX INVEST LTD performs structural surveying of buildings required for the creation of technical passports.
WHAT DOES THE STRUCTRUAL SURVEYING OF BUILDINGS INVOLVE?
The surveying process includes six stages and ends with a report.
THE REPORT CONTAINS INFORMATION ABOUT THE:
Type of structure and type of structural system;
Load-bearing capacity of the structure
Quality of the used materials
Using various specialised equipment, such as profometer, Schmidt sclerometer, ultrasonic pulse velocity tester, we survey the bearing elements of the building. This includes columns, beams, foundations, walls, and slabs. Once this work is successfully finished, our experts will give you recommendations on the exploitation characteristics and maintenance of the building.
1. The building is surveyed in a visual inspection during which all problematic parts of the structure are documented. This is included in the final report.
2. Using specialised equipment, we survey the structural elements of the building and find information about the class of concrete which was used and the possible presence of cracks, as well as diameter of the embedded reinforcement. We obtain information about the extent of corrosion of the reinforcement and the carbonization of the concrete.
3. Using a software product, we create a model of the structure and test it against various loads – wind, snow, impact factors which are permanent or related to the exploitation of the structure. We test the earthquake reactions and monitor the effects.
4. We calculate the bearing capacity of the different elements and then test the ratio of the bearing capacity to the loads.
5. Then we make some laboratory testing of the reinforcement, including yield strength and tensile strength. If the building has load-bearing masonry structures, we test samples of the clay blocks to assess its compressive strength.
6. Then we prepare a report on the structural surveying of the building