Friday, 12 June 2015

Building Inspections using Rope Access

High Rise Building Inspections using Rope Access Techniques

Our Specialist Building Inspection Team have been tasked to carry out a full concrete condition survey to a 15 storey residential block in Birmingham.

We were tasked to undertake the following:

Full defect survey of all balconies.
Cover Meter Survey
Carbonation Testing.
Concrete Resistivity Pull Tests
Render Thickness Survey
Removal of loose substrate
Application of flashband to exposed re-bar

Use of a cover meter to determine depth of concrete cover to steel reinforcement bar, spacing of re-bar and size of re-bar.
Taking samples at lowest point of cover
Using phenolphthalein to determine depth of carbonation
Conducting thickness tests
Concrete resistivity pull tests
All of these disciplines have been conducted at height whilst working off ropes, this is very challenging but is all in a working day for our Specialist Team