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Structural Audit : A Need of an Hour


Rushabh Karnavat , Creative Consultants; Vivek Singh, Creative Consultants


Structural Audit, Non-Destructive Test, repairs and controls


Structural audit is a complete health and performance check-up of structures. The need of structural audit is for maintenance and repairs of existing structures whose age has more than of 15 years. It is important to the building or any structure to check their safety. Structural audit is an important for knowing the real health status of the heritage buildings or structure. It is process of analyses of building and this process suggest an appropriate repairs and retrofitting measures required for the better performance of the building service life. There are many buildings have reduced strength in period of long time because of structural deficiency, material deterioration, unexpected over loadings or physical damage. There is demand of appropriate actions and measures for all such building structures to improve its performance and restore the desired functions of structures which may leads to increase its functional life. The periodical structural auditing and analysis for health of existing buildings is very important for finding the present status of structures. The structural audit must be carried out auditing norms, methods of non-destructive testing and code provisions.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I40132
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 4
Publication Date: 01/07/2017
Page(s): 121-123

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