Existing Structure Evaluation
EXISTING STRUCTURE EVALUATION CAN BE OVERLOOKED BUT IS CRITICAL
The need for existing structure evaluation should be obvious but can be overlooked. Structure evaluation is critical to determining the best approach to renovations as well as assessing the integrity of an existing structure. Understanding a structure’s capabilities helps decide what must be done to accommodate the project’s requirements.
Older structures present unique challenges like missing or incomplete construction documents, undocumented building changes, damages from events like natural disasters, or preservation of historical elements. Also, you may not always be prepared for site conditions or cannot access the areas you need. Not to mention that you need to minimize disruptions for any occupied buildings.
ANSWERS AND EXPERTISE YOU CAN RELY ON
CTL has a long history of delivering reliable insights and solutions for evaluating and testing existing structures. Our team of experts cover many disciplines and can perform a wide range of interrelated services such as material analysis in our chemical, construction, materials, soils, metallurgical and nondestructive testing laboratories and engineering analyses. Our suite of service helps clients obtain the information they need for knowledgeable decision making and due diligence.
CTL takes the time to understand the intended use of the structure and its surrounding environments, so the best testing methods are used.
Our existing structural analysis and evaluation services include:
- Condition assessments – visual and non-destructive evaluations
- Ground penetrating radar
- Half-cell potential
- Delamatec or chain dragging for delamination detection
- Sonic pulse velocity testing
- Impact-echo testing
- Load tests and deflections
- Material evaluation – engineering properties
- Compressive strength
- Corrosion testing
- Chloride permeability
- Chloride content profile
- Assessment of remaining life
- Repair or rehabilitation alternatives
CTL’S EXPERIENCED STAFF HELPS PROJECTS REACH FULLEST POTENTIAL
Our experts can evaluate the conditions of building materials both on-site and in our laboratories, which perform in-depth material analysis.
We use only state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to determine the integrity of a structure. Our use of drones for building inspections saves time and money and enables us to get a full scope of problems of an existing structure. But this technology doesn’t take away from our experienced staff who have decades of experience and can utilize high-tech equipment to its fullest potential.
Also, we can provide forensic consulting for lawyers, property managers, contractors, architects to provide expert witness testimony on your buildings. We investigate and identify structural failures and other problems that have caused damages to your project.
DON’T OVERLOOK THE OBVIOUS — LET US HELP
If you’re done overlooking the obvious, we can help. We are committed to using the best practices to evaluate existing structures in a timely and efficient manner. Contact us today.