Condition assessment

Condition assessment

The visual inspection of an structure to identify existing conditions prior to the design of a restoration, renovation, or adaptive reuse; may involve testing or monitoring of structural elements to determine the safety of existing members.
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He discusses such aspects as building support for a condition assessment program, desktop condition assessment, internal remote visual inspection, acoustic velocity testing, hydrostatic (pressure) testing of existing pipes, and the next steps: using condition assessment information.
M2 EQUITYBITES-February 21, 2017-Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission awards second extension pipeline condition assessment contract to Echologics
Specific areas include: planning plus preliminary engineering, detail design, specialty consulting, condition assessment plus asset management, construction management, and inspection services.
by the task Committee on Condition Assessment of Water Control Gates of the Hydropower Committee of the Energy Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
The 2.7 million dollar contract(s) include the condition assessment of the boiler and high-energy piping components at the Choteau Plant, Thomas Hill Energy Center, and The New Madrid Power Plant.
Code compliance, historic preservation, or alternative uses of a structure are frequently cited reasons for conducting a condition assessment. A structural condition assessment consists of the following: 1) a systematic collection and analysis of data pertaining to the physical and mechanical properties of materials in use; 2) evaluation of the data collected; and 3) providing recommendations, based on evaluation of the collected data, regarding portions of an existing structure that affect its current or proposed use.
In this first comprehensive collection of articles on structural condition assessment, contributors of these 21 articles review degradation, safety and reliability of structures, describe the business, codes, and legal aspects of assessment, including past and current structural codes, survey and assessment of structural conditions in buildings, historic structures, facades, parking structures, stadiums and arenas, bridges, tensile fabric structures, broadcast and transmission towers, and foundations and retaining walls, including a section on vulnerability to malevolent explosion.
This set of tools combines a facility condition assessment with an integrated DM (repair/renewal) cost estimating function based on parametrics.
The services primarily involve the integration of digital video surveillance into the Navy's condition assessment and damage control systems.