When undertaking seismic assessments and upgrades to reach the new building code requirements, you first need to assess how the building currently rates, before determining the many necessary upgrade works. Because in the past record keeping was paper based and in many cases some of the information required to assess the existing building has been misplaced, it became necessary to have other ways to establish the reinforcing used in buildings.
Steve Bowling Contracting owns specialist scanning equipment to scan and detect reinforcing, ducts and other steel components within existing concrete structures, and employs staff trained in using this equipment. We have used this equipment in a number of applications, including bridges, reinforced concrete buildings and floor slabs. Often, we will work with the structural engineer with this scanning equipment to assist with the assessment of the building, so that the upgrade requirements can be determined.
SBC are experts at difficult construction applications which are often required in seismic upgrades due to the constraints of the existing building and its operations. We have undertaken many complex seismic upgrade projects including mini piling within a building, structural steel bracing systems and retrofit systems to unreinforced masonry structures, to bring these items up to code. SBC have worked in buildings with minimal disruption to existing business operations within the building.
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