The Structural Inspection Section undertakes the inspection and approval of key structural elements prior to concreting in buildings under construction. The aim is to ensure that such elements comply with the approved drawings, applicable regulations specifically the Blue Code (Building Regulations and Design Guidelines), project specifications and good engineering practice. The process is critically important as it directly impacts safety and structural integrity of the structure.
The Section issues an Inspection Report giving either the go ahead for concreting or a set of comments that need to be rectified and a new request for inspection made.
The Section’s staff has the expertise and experience needed in their work in its various facets. Professional Development is a key activity through which the staff upgrades their technical, communication and people’s skills.
The SIS handles the inspection and approval of structural works mandated by the Authority (see Circular 1168-2006/sk) and issuing the relevant Inspection Reports authorizing concreting or requiring corrective action.
The SIS also conducts after hours and weekend/holiday inspections, for a nominal fee, to help projects move ahead and save valuable time (see Circular 5776-2006/sk).
The Section is fully automated through the eSite System, starting with application for inspections, and ending with issuing the necessary Inspection Report and any communications and need for re-inspection in-between. This allows for great responsiveness and flexibility as communications are all conducted online or through GIS enabled PDAs, requiring little office time.
The Section’s staff is always prepared to answer enquiries, be it by telephone, e-mail or by drop-in visitors. Enquiries can also be sent to the following general e-mail address:
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