When can you get a site inspection and certification?
Prior to making any physical alterations that will affect the structures and facilities of the public or civil infrastructure, it is critical to ensure that the modifications you intend on making comply with the relevant codes. At Structerre, we can certify and conduct site inspections on existing structures if the structure is deemed satisfactory in accordance with the relevant codes.
Why is a site inspection and certification needed?
A site inspection and certification is needed to guarantee that an existing structure or plan is going to comply with the safety standards, relevant codes, and your local council’s policies and requirements. Our Civil Engineers can visit your site to conduct a site inspection; Additionally, we can provide certification for a proposed design or existing structure. If your design or structure does not comply with the relevant codes, our engineers will do their best to configure the most optimal solution that complies with all the relevant rules if possible.
Civil site inspections and certifications are vital as it physically keeps the wheels of society turning safely and efficiently. If these codes and safety measures are not adhered to, there can be consequences when it comes to matters of safety and sustainability of communities.
Additionally, we can conduct site inspections during the construction process to ensure that the design plans are thoroughly being followed through. This avoids any mistakes during the construction, rather than having to fix these issues later on.
What civil site inspection and certifications do Structerre provide?
Our civil site inspections and certifications include but are not limited to:
Stormwater Drainage Systems
A stormwater drainage system is used to collect stormwater and redirect it from the point of connection to the external stormwater drainage network. If not managed correctly with a proper drainage design, stormwater can lead to flooding and ponding. If this occurs close to a building, the slab, walls and ceiling are also at risk of cracking. If the stormwater drainage system does not suffice, we can provide site-specific solutions such as pumps, underground storage pipes, above-ground storage, etc.
Retaining walls are built for the purpose of retaining soil and rock laterally at different ground levels on both sides of the wall; protecting structures from damage related to soil and hydrostatic pressures. Soil collapse can put bystanders in physical danger; Consequently, it is crucial to have a structural engineer conduct a site inspection on your site or attain certification on your proposed plan or to an existing wall – Taking into consideration the materials used, post and panel, rock pitch batters, and more.
We can inspect car park designs or existing car parks to ensure that the layout is efficient with the space but still manoeuvrable, utilising sustainable materials such as bitumen, guaranteed to be structurally sound, and not in breach with any codes or local council requirements, such as height dimensions, accessibility, etc.
If you are unsure on whether your proposed plan or existing structure is compliant with its relevant codes or need certification, contact us today in the enquiry form below or call to get started.