CAN was appointed to undertake the inspection and close examination of the external elevations of a commercial high rise building for defects, following reports of water ingress.
CAN technicians accessed the building facades using industrial rope access techniques and inspected the elevations for defects including potential sources of the water ingress. Elevations were sounded with hammers where appropriate and the type, size and location of any defects recorded on elevation drawings.
A borescope survey was undertaken to inspect the brick cavity walls and identify the density, location and condition of wall ties.
The inspection findings were entered onto CAN’s in-house Structural Information Management System (SIMS) and an illustrated factual report provided.
Duration: 1 week
Client: Commercial Estates Group
Location: Chelmsford, Essex