A factory floor was first investigated to verify whether the floor slab is on pile or on ground. Then the load test was conducted to justify the load carrying capacity. Oil barrels were used as load application and placed on the test are by forklifts. Load magnitude per agreement was taken to be equivalent […]
Schmidt Hammer/Rebound Hammer Rebound Hammer Test 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 The Rebound Hammer Test is a non-destructive test of compressive strength of concrete conducted following the ASTM C805 standard. The compressive strength of concrete is a crucial value in structural assessment as it is the main variable that can affect the load […]
Visual Inspection Test Basic technique for building assessment 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Visual inspections are generally conducted as the first step of structural evaluations due to its simplicity and benefit-to-cost advantage. The structural geometries, e.g. tilting, levelness, plumb, and settlement, will be carefully investigated using geometric surveying equipment (digital […]
The Steel Tensile Test is used to determine yield strength, ultimate strength, and fracture strength of existing steel members. In the testing process, samples are taken from the steel members in structures such as factory roof trusses or parking roof trusses. The results of the Steel Tensile Test will be used in further analyses and evaluations of the structures.
Parallel Seismic Test 1 2 3 The Parallel Seismic Test is a non-destructive test used to determine the pile length when the details of the foundation are no longer available, or when the constructed pile length is questionable. Test equipment consists of accelerometers, an impact hammer, and the data acquisition system (DAQ). The hammer is […]
Ferro Scan test and covermeter 1 2 3 4 5 6 The Ferro Scan Test or Electromagnetic Cover Measurement is one of the non-destructive tests used to determine the positions and the quantity of reinforcement steel inside concrete members. This test can be used to inspect old buildings which do not have structural drawings or […]