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FORMAT FOR REPORT ON STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY
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FORMAT FOR REPORT ON STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY

FORMAT FOR REPORT ON STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY

(OP)
A FRIEND OF MINE NEEDS TO KNOW IF HIS HOUSE IS STRUCTURALLY SOUND SO HE CAN DO SOME SORT OF EXPANSION AND/OR RENOVATION. WHAT IS THE APPROPRIATE FORMAT IF ONE WANTS TO CONDUCT A REPORT OF THIS NATURE?  WHAT DOES ONE LOOK FOR SPECIFICALLY, ETC?

RE: FORMAT FOR REPORT ON STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY

One looks for a structural engineer.

RE: FORMAT FOR REPORT ON STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY

For my strucutural inspections of this type the ground conditions and the foundation construction loads capacity  is most important. Then the supporting wood framing and finally the roof. This ia an over simplified explanation and a detailed report would investigate the structural changes that are needed to construct the added building structure.   Best Regards

RE: FORMAT FOR REPORT ON STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY

Do you want guidelines on conducting the inspection or on writing the report?

RE: FORMAT FOR REPORT ON STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY

(OP)
Thank you bplech and jjeng2.  

Actually I need guidelines on how to conduct the inspection and on the writing the report.

Many Thanks for any help you could give on this matter.

RE: FORMAT FOR REPORT ON STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY

ASCE puts out a standard called "Structural Condition Assessment of Buildings". I dont think you would need most of the info in it for a house but it should give you the info you need to know. This is not something you can just tell someone what to do. You need a trained Structural Engineer who will know what he is looking at and what to look for. There are too many variables to be able to tell someone what to look for.

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