Sandberg Remains Open During This Challenging Time
Whilst many of our staff are working from home during these unprecedented times, all our activities remain open for business in line with government guidelines. We have adjusted our operations so that staff remain safe. Currently, although we are working at a reduced capacity, we are meeting client demands and are welcoming new enquiries.
Load Testing of Buildings
Load testing of building components or elements is a popular means of demonstrating a structure's capabilities when a simple analysis is not practical. Typical situations that arise include :-
- strength unknown
- change of use
- bomb or fire damage
- materials defect (cube failure)
- suspect performance
- routine verification of lifting equipment
A variety of loading techniques can be applied according to the weight required, the condition of the building and logistical limitations. Water and kentledge are the most popular methods.
Monitoring of deflections is undertaken either electronically or using dial gauges, other qualities may also be measured such as crack widths, strains and temperature.
For further information contact: Roger Lucas, Senior Associate
Direct Tel: 020 7565 7058
Alternative contact: Julie Dell, Partner
Direct Tel: 020 7565 7068