Removal – Repairs – Replacements
Following the decision to proceed with an audit (which will be implemented on the back of a client’s acceptance of proposal) an auditor will make contact to implement this. The primary audit report helps facilitates a “blue print” call to action. The audit is an information gathering process. This will generally include the following;
1. Establishing (if any) and reviewing all/any historic compliance certification on record that relates directly to the original build.
2. Clarification by the owner/customer of the dates the original build took place, age of structure.
3. Review and report of the actual structures, in their current condition, including isolating and recording damage, existing anchor method and condition, detailing layouts/footprints, structure configurations, egress points, lighting, and any existing fire arrest systems etc.
4. Clarification and review of existing operator practices incl. typical loading requirements and activities that the structures are exposed to.
5. Retrieving all existing site/lot/DP and building plans, including any geotechnical reports, soil type and slab detailing, concrete MPa etc. Owner/site tenant responsible to provide this to the auditor.
6. Review of site specific recommendations for certification required for gaining compliance. PS and/or COA certification (incl. consideration of NZ B code – Stability. B1 Structure, B2 Durability. It’s up to the local council, but a certificate of acceptance can usually be issued following completion of the audit process which includes any ensuing remedial repairs required as per the primary inspection).