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Structural investigations may be required as a result of:


• Design or construction defects

• Deterioration or accidental damage

• Change of ownership

• Change of use


The appraisal of an existing structure can be more challenging to the engineer than new-build projects due to the greater number of unknowns involved. It is often necessary to carry out investigation and sometimes testing to provide the data required to assess the adequacy of an existing structure.


Structural investigations form a large part of our workload here at Capital Testing Services Ltd in Airdrie, and we have experience of many types of reinforced concrete, steelwork and masonry structures.


As building investigations are often carried out in occupied premises and also as an increasing number of older properties are now listed, we are used to dealing with special requirements from owners and tenants in respect of working hours, dust protection and limiting damage to the structure.


We aim to provide you with a high quality service with the information you require presented in a clear and concise report. Contact us today to begin the process of your structural investigation.

Our structural investigation

process includes

  • Visual & hammer testing surveys

  • Dimensional surveys and production of ‘as-built’ drawings

  • Reinforcement inspection

  • Half-cell potential surveys

  • Diamond drilling of core samples

  • Depth of carbonation

  • Surface hardness tests

  • Ultrasonic pulse velocity surveys

  • Full scale structural load testing

  • Crack width monitoring

  • Trial pits

  • Sampling of materials

Structures we have covered include

  • Large public building in Glasgow

  • Reinforced concrete and masonry bridges

  • Large office block in central Edinburgh

  • Late 19th century hospital blocks in Edinburgh

  • Listed building in North Edinburgh

  • Redevelopment of Grade A listed public building in Edinburgh

  • Refurbishment of late 19th century office block in central Glasgow

  • Multi-storey flats in Central Scotland

Structural investigations

To read further details of the works carried out in this list, please follow this link.

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If you need expert structural investigation in Airdrie, Southern Scotland or anywhere

in Scotland or Northern England, call us on:

01236 752 763

07713 487 684