Flow of Rehabilitation
Mandatory Building Inspection Scheme
Suspected Criminal Offence
Advisory Service for BM Dispute
Why building inspection?
Understanding the current condition of the subject building is the initial step to a good gauging of existing issues, which contributes to a systematic planning and implementation of building rehabilitation works.
• To identify the reasons of dilapidation and hence, their suitable remedial solutions;
• To assess the scope of works, prepare cost estimate, prioritise works items and draft works schedule; and
• To determine the content and quantity of the works items for the preparation of relevant tender documents and cost estimate.
Scope of inspection
• Review of statutory orders issued by government departments to clarify relevant statutory requirements;
• Comparative review of occupation permits, floor plans and other relevant documentation against the actual existing layout of the building;
• Review of provisions pertaining to building maintenance in the DMC of the building;
• Questionnaire survey on opinions of residents on the building condition (if applicable).
• Thorough assessment of building condition based on the information collected to identify existing defects, dilapidations, potential issues, as well as
• Detailed analysis of the current condition and issues of the building, with reasons of and solutions for each issue clearly stated;
• Detailed report on the general scope of damages of the building, their remedial solutions and suitable materials and methods of works for the
• Categorisation of works items into ‘Mandatory’ or ‘Recommended’ group in accordance with their urgency and prioritisation of works items listed in
• Verification and signing of the inspection report and rehabilitation proposal by prescribed building professional (e.g. Authorised Person/registered
Methods of inspection
• Visual observation/visual inspection;
• Infrared thermography (suggested to be used as reference for preliminary rehabilitation cost estimates);
• Hammer tapping;
• Other non-destructive approaches, for example:
- Covermeter survey;
- Crack width measurement;
- Rebound hammer test.
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