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Periodic Structural Inspection

Buildings serve the needs of people using them. It is important that they remain structurally sound and do not pose a safety hazard to occupants and members of the public.

To ensure that building structures are properly maintained and safe for continued occupation, structural inspections are required.

Frequency of inspection

Every 5 years for non-residential buildings

Every 10 years for residential buildings*

*Detached, semi-detached, terraced or linked houses that are exclusively used for residence, and temporary buildings are exempted.

Period Structural Inspection (PSI) process

  1. BCA informs building owner by serving a Notice for PSI of Buildings
  2. Building owner appoints a Professional Engineer (PE)
  3. PE conducts a structural inspection of the building
  4. PE submits a report to BCA
  5. Where necessary, the building owner engages a contractor to repair defects as recommended by the PE

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