Structural Audit and Retrofitting Design

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Structural Audit and Retrofitting Design

Structural Audit is an engineering assessment of existing buildings to monitor their structural health. 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
  • Visual Assessment
  • Non-Destructive Testing
  • Identify members where repairs / retrofitting is required
  • Decide repair/retrofitting methodologies
  • Prepare Bill of Quantities & Budgetary Cost Estimates
  • 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
  • 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
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