Buildings require regular maintenance to continue to remain structurally safe for the intended users and occupants. Structural inspections are required to ensure that buildings are properly maintained, continue to be safe for its intended use and occupation, and do not pose a safety risk to the occupants and members of the public.
Frequency of inspection
Once every 5 years for non-residential buildings
Once every 10 years for residential buildings*
*Detached, semi-detached, terraced or linked houses that are used exclusively for residence, and temporary buildings are exempted from the inspection.
Period Structural Inspection (PSI) process
- The BCA serves the building owner a Notice for PSI of Buildings.
- The building owner shall appoint a Professional Engineer (PE) to inspect the building structures.
- The appointed PE shall conduct a structural inspection of the building.
- The appointed PE shall submit a visual inspection report to the BCA. The report shall include the necessary documents and recommended rectification work for any identified defects.
- The building owner shall engage a contractor to repair the defects as recommended by the appointed PE.
Search for a PE for your PSI
You may refer to the Professional Engineers Board (PEB) or the factsheet List of PSI PEs.