Guarantee structural security
Managing costs is crucial to ensure the profitability of construction projects. With the rate of return in the construction industry averaging between one and three percent per development, the two percent estimated cost of rectifying defects can often wipe out any potential returns on investment.
Construction defects can also lead to legal disputes and project delays, resulting in considerable financial losses for developers and investors. Consequently, paying close attention to the civil and structural engineering services of your assets is vital for their sustained future value.
Civil and structural engineering services are two separate disciplines. Whereas civil engineering tends to focus on the built environment such as buildings and bridges, structural engineering focusses more on designing and maintaining the structures and frameworks within such constructions.
As every building requires meticulous and multidisciplinary technical know-how to fulfil various financial and legal requirements, third-party civil and structural services can prove incredibly beneficial for your business.
Such third-party services are also essential when objective and independent expertise is required during dispute cases and with regards to documentation support for bills of quantities.
Independent third-party expertise can help ensure that a building stands the tests of time, weather and utilisation. A multitude of standards for construction and building projects have emerged over the past few decades covering areas such as structural stability, structural safety, fire protection, as well as a building’s technical installations.
These standards can help developers create safer and more reliable structures and environments for their occupants. Third-party testing and analyses according to these standards can also minimise damage rectification costs, extend the life of a structure and increase its value.
Further benefits include:
TÜV SÜD’s comprehensive civil engineering and construction services extend from single activities to end-to-end support of your construction projects, whether you are developing a new structure or refurbishing and modernising an existing one.
We can support your team throughout the building’s lifecycle with technical advisors, quality assessments, certifications and project management. In addition to structural and construction services, we also provide a full suite of mechanical and electrical engineering services including consulting and third-party inspections for your building’s mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems.
Our one-stop on-site solutions help to ensure a project’s compliance to prevailing national and international regulations, whether it is a residential, commercial or industrial building.Our civil and structural engineering services include:
With a wide range of services and multidisciplinary engineering capabilities, TÜV SÜD can help you resolve many of today’s most complex building and construction challenges. We will design customised assessment and testing programmes tailored to your building’s needs, providing you with a reliable basis for making informed decisions before your project even begins. TÜV SÜD’s reputation as an independent third-party advisor and technical service provider ensures certainty and reliability for your construction project. Our internationally acclaimed experts regularly participate in building standards development committees, giving us foresight knowledge that allows us to offer best-in-class advice to help you manage your risks and liabilities. Our international presence in all major markets means that we have a deep understanding of both global and local building regulations. Over the years, our experts have worked on hundreds of public, private and joint sector projects around the world, and can speak the language of your local teams on-site wherever you do business.
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