Façade inspection

Client: KBC
Location: België 
Timing: june - september 2015  
Status: realized

Technical advice I assessments

Critical inspection of the building envelope of 20 KBC offices in Belgium.
BB conducts visual inspections of the facade and other parts of the building envelope by using techniques such as hygrometers, absorption testing, thermography, endoscopy etc. Extra attention is given to the structural integrity of the parts which are directed towards the public domain.

Procedure:

  • verification of as-built dossier to gain insight into the structure of the building envelope components, the age of the building materials, obstacles, etc. 
  • site inspection 
  • create report including a description of the building envelope components per plane (façade, roof, rear, etc.), listing of defects per component and an estimation of its significance and an assessment of the state of each component by means of a score according to NEN 2767. 

Finally, a maintenance plan is drawn up in which the urgent work is highlighted.

Team BB: ir. arch. Joni Staljanssens, ir. arch. Arno Van Hulle, ir. arch. Gretel De Smet, ir. arch. Stéphanie Mangé