The Building Inspections department incorporates the inspection of civil engineering structures in accordance with DIN 1076 by 15 civil engineers who possess the VFIB Certificate for building inspections , the creation of object-related damage analyses and the implementation of engineer diving inspections.
Rope access technicians (levels 1, 2 and 3) and certified research divers as well as certified building inspectors in structural engineering all belong to the Building Inspections team. (See also "Specific Building Site Inspection sectors")
The range of services comprises:
- Simple inspections, routine and special audits in accordance with DIN 1076
- The creation of object-related damage analyses (OSA)
- Engineer diving inspections of structural components in underwater locations
- Specialised inspections of wooden bridges (non-destructive or minimally destructive inspections with ultrasound, drilling resistance measurements)
- Implementation of rope-assisted working techniques (industrial climbing)
- The creation of inspection reports in accordance with RI-EBW-PRÜF, for example with the SIB-Bauwerke and WSV Pruf construction programmes.
- The investigation of repair costs
- Traffic safety measures for building inspections
- Structural data acquisition in accordance with the Road Information Bank Instructions
for Civil Engineering Structures (ASB-ING)
- Subsequent calculations for critical components
- Monitoring of steel components by specialist welding engineers and coating inspectors
Subsequent calculations for critical components
In the event of serious deficiencies with regard to the stability of the entire structure or of individual components in the course of the structural survey, then for the avoidance of bridge closures for example, a parallel statics structural analysis of the critical components that are affected will be assured by our statics department. In the event of a need to take urgent action, temporary safety or reinforcement measures will be drawn up in close collaboration with the public authorities, the structural surveyor and the structural engineer.
Structural data acquisition in accordance with the Road Information Bank Instructions for Civil Engineering Structures (ASB-ING)
Comprehensive structural data acquisition is the basis for the evaluation of the VEMAGS and BMS data (the German Nationwide Process Management for Heavy Duty Transport, Structural Management System) as well as for the good quality of the structural inspections. It comprises the acquisition and digitalisation of the construction data from existing structural books and files as well as the updating of digital and analogue survey plans, drawings and documents for civil engineering structures such as bridges, traffic signal gantries, noise protection walls, supporting walls and other civil engineering works.
Alongside the standard equipment, additional technical devices such as ultrasound and drill resistance measuring devices, a number of concrete cover measuring devices, among these the Profometer 5, endoscopes and devices for the measurement of coating thicknesses and material thicknesses as well as thermography are all part of the range of our technical equipment.
Access technology & transport safety
Alongside the comprehensive range of technical equipment that is available to the Building Inspections department, the company also possesses its own access technology, that, as a result of its diversity and scope, is without equal all across Germany.
Among this range of equipment are for example three underbridge inspection units of up to 20 metres stay length and equipped with pier inspection units, pontoon systems and a 7.49 tonne elevating platform with a 20 metre lateral extension unit. A diverse range of safety trailers, LED early warning devices and light signalling units are available for cordoning off traffic.