Fraser Thomas’ Structural Engineers can provide Seismic Assessments of Existing Buildings which is now required as the assessment component of the earthquake prone building regulations and EPB Methodology which came into force on 1 July 2017.
An Initial Seismic Assessment (ISA) provides a broad indication of the expected performance of a building taking into account its type and age of construction, local seismicity, ground conditions and usage. Depending on the outcome, we may need to carry out a more comprehensive Detailed Seismic Assessment (DSA). A DSA may ultimately result in the requirement for seismic strengthening to the building.
A structural assessment report would generally include the following: