Status assessment, failure analysis and quality control are important for your structure and ensure an optimal renovation strategy, thought through solutions and long durability.
In the long run it helps ensuring efficient operation and maintenance and often gives significant financial savings. Furthermore, you establish an overview of your maintenance costs.
Optimal renovation strategy ensures quality
Status assessment is an essential prerequisite for an optimal renovation strategy when implemented in a maintenance program means correct repair methods are applied at the appropriate time. A positive effect is maintaining an aesthetic impression and appeal of the building. Similarly, you will not be as concerned with issues regarding degradation, product life and thus the fear of carrying capacity in the structure.
Through efficient operation and maintenance, manufacturing companies ensure continued production without costly shutdowns resulting from lack of building maintenance. We have seen various examples of significant time losses in production as a result of shutdowns due to spallation or large pieces of concrete deteriorating from poorly maintained buildings.
In the worst of cases, the risk of failure in structural bearing capacity occurs because a company “could not afford” a shutdown of production to make necessary maintenance.
Faulty building construction or general degradation?
We also use status assessments to clarify whether established damage is due to problems caused by errors in the buildings construction or general degradation. This distinction is important when preparing projections to allocate necessary funding for the renovation of subsidised housing projects.
Structural failures and damages during the construction phase, as well as in the operational phase require failure analysis e.g. to determine the best solution for repairs so that damage does not occur again avoiding comprehensive and costly damage.
In the construction phase, you often need to establish who is responsible and liable for defective building construction/deficiencies and thus who is financially accountable.
Impartial documentation ensures quality and economy
We ensure impartial documentation, and we are equipped to respond to your urgent problems and present quick solutions. This is often crucial, for instance in with regards to failure analysis during the construction phase or re-establishment after a fire where the building work cannot continue.
We perform these tasks by thorough evaluation of the each case, its history, and inspections, through both destructive and non-destructive examinations. We are specialists in tailored examinations that find solutions to your problems. We hold Northern Europe’s largest collection of equipment for examination of concrete and reinforcement for both traditional concrete examinations (destructive) as well as non-destructive (NDT).
Using samples taken by destructive examination, we can perform different material examinations, which is part of the process in determining the overall status or to establish the causes to why the damage occurred. This would also provide information on possible methods of repair and restoration.
Specialists in status assessment and failure analysis
We do all types of concrete work from analysis of simple material samples to large resource-demanding tasks in such as nuclear power plants. We can further assist you with renovation and we also the monitoring of your structure currently by visual monitoring and by automated corrosion monitoring.
Our experience as specialists in status assessment and failure analysis, including quality assurance would be of benefit to you regarding both concrete and reinforcement. We hold a proven track record with extensive customer experience and international research projects of more than 30 years making us front runners in the market.
Contact us if you need a status assessment performed or if you have damages that need clarifying; we can provide a solution.