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Structural Integrity Assessment of Office Building Development in FCT-Abuja, Using Non-Destructive Testing Method

This paper present structural integrity assessment of the remodelled office building for the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Abuja. Structural and the architectural drawings were reviewed. Visual inspections, soil investigation, and in-situ concrete testing were carried out. However, to identify structural flaws and the type of reinforcement bar used; structural elements were measured, photographed were taken, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) was used to assessed the reinforcement in all the structural elements (columns, beams and slabs). A total station survey of the structure utilizing structural Non- Destructive Test Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (NDTUAV) was used to create the as-built plan for the building. The elevations inside the construction area were surveyed to determine the slope's orientation in order to assess the effects of wetting on the building foundation. There was no indication of structural fatigue on the structural components at the time of the visit. The structural members' in-situ compressive strength tests were satisfactory. The geotechnical investigation yielded the permissible soil carrying capacity between the range of 96.63 kN/m2 to 278.76 kN/m2. The structural members were constructed based on accepted engineering principles and the structural components were found to comply with the design specification. As a result, the structure is safe, reliable, and passed the structural integrity assessment.

Concrete Strength, Rebound Hammer Value, Integrity Test, Soil Bearing Capacity

APA Style

Jibrin Sule, Samson Duna, Miiraj Abdulmumin, Abubakar Halidu. (2023). Structural Integrity Assessment of Office Building Development in FCT-Abuja, Using Non-Destructive Testing Method. Journal of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, 8(4), 60-70.

ACS Style

Jibrin Sule; Samson Duna; Miiraj Abdulmumin; Abubakar Halidu. Structural Integrity Assessment of Office Building Development in FCT-Abuja, Using Non-Destructive Testing Method. J. Civ. Constr. Environ. Eng. 2023, 8(4), 60-70. doi: 10.11648/j.jccee.20230804.11

AMA Style

Jibrin Sule, Samson Duna, Miiraj Abdulmumin, Abubakar Halidu. Structural Integrity Assessment of Office Building Development in FCT-Abuja, Using Non-Destructive Testing Method. J Civ Constr Environ Eng. 2023;8(4):60-70. doi: 10.11648/j.jccee.20230804.11

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