Structural Audit and Retrofitting Design

Structural Audit is an engineering assessment of existing buildings to monitor their structural health. We provide Structural Audit in Mumbai.

Structural Audit Mumbai

The design life of any residential or industrial structure is 50 years. However due to adverse environmental conditions and insufficient maintenance, many buildings start showing signs of disintegration much before its design life is nearing completion.

Structural Audit consists of Visual Assessment and Non Destructive Tests. In certain cases when detailed audit is being performed, structural design of the buildings is also checked.

A Structural Audit Mumbai conducted at regular intervals helps in assessing the condition of the building and allows the residents/owners to undertake corrective repairs in time to prevent further damage. Timely repairs enhances the life of the structure.

This is a good initiative and other major cities in India should also have similar requirements to prevent failure of buildings leading to unnecessary loss of life and property.

Audits are carried out for various reasons:

• Visual Deterioration such as Cracks, Dampness, Corrosion, Sagging etc can be seen

• Assessment for Seismic Preparedness
» Old structures not designed for earthquake forces
» Loss in Seismic Capacity due to deterioration

• Assessment due to increase in loading
» Addition of floors in a building
» Addition of rooftop telecom towers/water tanks
» Increase in crane capacity for industrial plants
» Addition of manufacturing lines in industrial plants

• Assessment due to change in use (for example from residential to commercial or industrial)

• Assessment due to change in owner
» Purchase of an existing industrial / commercial building by a company

• Periodic Health Monitoring

We provide the following services for Structural Audit in Mumbai

Structural Audit is an overall health and performance checkup of a building like how a doctor examines a patient ensuring that the building and its premises are safe and have no risk. By analyzing and suggesting appropriate repairs and retrofitting measures, we at Capstone Consultancy Pvt Ltd help in improving the service lives of the structure. At Capstone’s Structural Audit is done by an experienced and licensed structural consultant all over Mumbai.

The main purpose of Structure Audit is:

  • To save human life and improve the overall life of the structure of the building.
  • To get a better understanding of the condition of structure of the building.
  • To find caviling areas of repairs immediately.
  • To comply with necessary statutory requirements.
  • To enhance life cycle of the structure of the building by suggesting preventive and corrective measures like repairs and retrofitting the design.

At Capstone Consultancy Pvt Ltd we follow all the Bye-Laws set by the Cooperative Housing Societies Board. The Structure Audit we conduct goes through the following steps:

  1. Study of architectural and structural drawings, design criteria, design calculations, structural stability certificate of existing structures.
  2. If architectural and structural drawings are not available, drawings are prepared by an engineer.
  3. Visual Inspection includes:
  • General information of the structure of the building.
  • Addition or Alterations in the structure of the building.
  • Dampness and leakages in the building
  1. Non Destructive and Destructive Testing includes:
  • Concrete Strength of the structure of the building.
  • Chemical Attack.
  • Potential Corrosion Assessment.
  • Homogeneity and integrity Assessment.
  1. Core Testing.
  2. Pushover Analysis.
  3. Identification of critical areas in the structure of the building.

Structure Audit is vast and very important and highly responsible job which is connected with lives of human beings. It is also mandatory and advisable to carry out the periodical structural audit of the buildings by professional experts and act immediately through recommendations provided in audit report. At Capstone’s you’re ensured of the thorough knowledge, correct diagnosis and in-depth studies of problems in building, proper auditing practices by keeping in mind the socio-economic considerations.

General Structural Audit General Structural Audit

» Visual Assessment
» Non-Destructive Testing
» Identify members where repairs / retrofitting is required
» Decide repair/retrofitting methodologies
» Prepare Bill of Quantities & Budgetary Cost Estimates

Detailed Structural Assessment Detailed Structural Assessment

» As-Built Drawing Preparation
» Structural Drawing Preparation using Rebar Mapping
» Visual Assessment
» Non-Destructive Testing
» 3D modeling & software analysis of structure
» Check strength of each structural member (beams, columns, slabs etc)
» Identify members where retrofitting is required
» Design Retrofitting Solutions
» Prepare Bill of Quantities & Budgetary Cost Estimates

Project Management for Repair Projects Project Management for Repair Projects

» Preparing Bid Documents including Technical Specifications
» Invite bids from reputed repair contractors
» Negotiations with Contractors
» Quality Control at Site
» Safety Management
» Keeping Costs within control
» Checking and Approving Contractor’s Running Bills
» Prepare snag list for rectification by contractor
» Reconcile and approve final bills of contractor
» Obtain all warranty certificates and hand over to client