STRUCTURAL FORENSIC ENGINEERING

We have high capability delivering structural forensic engineering, our engineers are experienced servicing multi-levels commercial buildings, industrial structures, residential, bridges and civil structures.

Forensic engineering services are focused on post-construction issues requiring expert advice and remediation. In conjunction with our other engineering disciplines, we are able to offer a comprehensive suite of reports, advice, and expert testimony.

RC Engineering forensic engineering team offers unique assessment stages of structural investigation on post construction issues in observing structural defects, structural capability and reliability with the current condition, and remedial work recommendation.

RC Engineering offers three stages of assessment, the assessment range from stage 1 to stage 3. We will give consultation and advice to the potential client to choose which stage that suit for their post construction problem.

The assessments are:

Stage 1. Structural / building defects investigation and reporting.

Our defect reports are targeting building defects, building movement, ground movement, water ingress, and leaking. In our commitment to deliver high quality comprehensive report, we are using drone to reach and investigate the structures in some critical unreachable area.

In this stage the client will receive building defects mapping and reporting, and remedial work recommendation.

Stage 2. Structural / building detail investigation and reporting.

This investigation is continuance from the stage 1, the client will receive comprehensive further detail report on every detail of defect, and it strengthen the stage 1 technical report.

The structural evaluation offers precise structural observation without making any defects on the structures. Our engineers and technicians are using structural non-destructive evaluation (NDE), and non-destructive test (NDT) methods to conduct further observation. We are using high end technology tools to investigate the structures as the input for further detail report and as inputs to analyse current structures capability and reliability reporting.

The tools are:

  • Rebound Schmidt hammer to measure concrete strength
  • X-ray, and Ultrasonic concrete radar to measure concrete crack depth, investigating honey combing, and detecting steel reinforcements.

Stage 3. Structural capability and reliability check based on current condition, and final permanent remedial work recommendation.

This stage is a final step, our engineers will use recommendation and technical report from stage 1 and 2. We will analyse the structures with current defects, deliver comprehensive technical analysis including loading capacity check, and structural lifetime period analysis based on current structural defects.

The client will receive comprehensive report of the structural capability and reliability based on current defects / current structural condition, and final permanent remedial work recommendation to rectify structural defects.

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