Element's Structural Investigation Services can identify defects in existing buildings or during preconstruction (in concrete or steel), ensuring that your structural assets are fit for purpose and meet safety standards.

Element has over ten years of experience in structural investigation services. Our tests can not only be used during the building process but also to ensure that the ground or structure is ready for the next stage of the construction. 


What is a structural investigation? 

There are many reasons for conducting structural investigations. Some may be done to identify an existing structure’s issues; some may be performed to assess a building’s load capacity for upgrading or renovation. Regardless of the client’s needs, Element can provide a comprehensive study of the building or building components, using methods ranging from visual inspection to sophisticated non-destructive and destructive techniques to evaluate compliance to the design specifications or assess any potential structural defects. 


What are the benefits of structural investigation services?

The benefits of structural investigation:

  • Guards against the development of structural defects in the future
  • Ensures the good performance of the structure throughout its life
  • Reduces the wastage of time and resources during the construction process
  • Minimizes the risk of structural failure which may cause accidents in the future
  • Safeguards against potential future compensation claims and damage to reputation 


Element’s Structural Investigation Services

Our ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratories in Singapore and United Arab Emirates (UAE) provide a complete suite of structural investigation services with rapid, accurate, and cost-effective results. Our services include:

  • Ultrasonic Pulse Echo (UPE)
  • Ground Penetration Radar (GPR) Scanning
  • Building Life Cycle Assessment
  • Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) 
  • Temperature and Strain Monitoring
  • Pull Out Test
  • In-situ Concrete Strength Correlation
  • Visual Condition Assessment
  • Failure Analysis 
  • Corrosion Analysis 
  • Consultancy Services


Failure analysis as part of structural investigation

We have extensive experience in diagnosing and solving structural problems both during and following construction. Our broad scope includes, but is not limited, to: fire damage, structure distress, leaks and dampness in structure, cracking of concrete structure, concrete problems, tilting failure, stone problems, staining of building, paint or coating defects and flooring failure.

Our diagnostic and investigative services include: 

  • Corrosion Status of Concrete Structure
  • Chloride Content of Concrete Structure
  • Adhesion Bonding Strength of Coating and Paints
  • Adhesion Bonding Strength of Tiling
  • Waterproofing Membrane
  • Carbonation Depth
  • Sealant review


Structural health monitoring

We supply and install structural health monitoring systems using various sensors, such as fibre optic sensors, corrosion sensors and thermal sensors, for structural integrity monitoring during the construction stage and full life span of the building and structures. The long-term SHM for 50 years and longer allows designers and developers to lower design and construction costs and enhance structure performance. SHM aids structure owners in reducing ownership cost and prolonging structure availability.


Specialist access solutions

Our professional structural investigation teams are fully trained and experienced in using specialist access areas methods that help with investigations of areas that are not readily available. These methods include MEWPs, Underbridge Units, Rope Access, Confined Space Access, Pontoons, Scaffolding, and licensed UAV pilots.


The Element advantage

 With extensive experience in inspections and surveys and equipped with the latest high-tech testing equipment, Element is the one-stop-shop that caters to a wide range of your site structural investigation needs. In addition to our on-site testing capabilities, our in-house testing laboratories combine advanced laboratory equipment to offer chemical, civil, environmental, mechanical, pavement, and soil testing services.


For more information about our structural investigation services or to request a quote, contact us today

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