The structural integrity of the building is of paramount importance as the costs of failure and repairs are very significant. The assessment of Structural Works comprises:

(i) Site inspection of formwork, steel reinforcement and finished concrete during construction. The assessment shall include structural steel and pre-stressed concrete if each constitutes more than 20% of the total structural cost.

(ii) Laboratory testing of compressive strength of concrete and tensile strength of steel reinforcement.

(iii) Non-destructive testing of the uniformity and the cover of hardened concrete.