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.
Visual & hammer testing surveys
Dimensional surveys and production of ‘as-built’ drawings
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
Sampling of materials
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
To read further details of the works carried out in this list, please follow this link.