Guideline for Structural Condition Assessment of Existing Buildings
|Publication Date:||1 January 2000|
The intent of this Standard is to provide guidelines and methodology for assessing the structural condition of existing buildings constructed of combinations of materials including concrete, metals, masonry, and wood. This Standard establishes the assessment procedure including investigation, testing methods, and format for the report of the condition assessment.
Since any evaluation will involve engineering judgment and contains factors that cannot be readily defined and standardized, a Section providing guidance for evaluations is also included. This Section must be used by the professional engineer as part of an engineering evaluation. The Standard is intended as a guide to the engineer in providing comprehensive information for clients such as building owners, prospective purchasers, tenants, regulatory officials, and others.
Dimensions and quantities in this Standard are expressed in Ib. units followed by conversion to SI units in parentheses.