The reasons for carrying out a dilapidation survey (or building audit) are broad. They can include reasons for justification, basis of comparison, or decision-making for the following scenarios:
- Purchasing of properties.
- Upgrading, refurbishment, structure alteration.
- Change in use/activity.
- Identifying defects due to poor design or construction method.
- Deterioration with time and or service.
- Assessment of fire damage or other accidental damage.
- To ensure safety/serviceability of use (for new development).
- Buildings with symptoms of distress(es).
There are short-term and long-terms benefits in carrying out a dilapidation survey:-
- Indication of safety & stability of the building & structure.
- Indication of deterioration, defects or damages of the building and structure.
- Appropriate recommendation for repair works.
- Proper schedule and control of inspection work.
- Better control of maintenance input for various buildings.
- Proper documentation of maintenance requirements.
- Easier preparation of maintenance contracts.
- Illustrates the effects of executed maintenance.
- As a framework for interpreting maintenance cost
Classification of Properties
- Commercial/Business Premise
- Other Special Properties :-
Hotels & Resorts, Hospitals, Schools, Silos, Palaces, Airports, Towers and Reservoirs.