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BCA Periodic Structural Inspection (PSI)

As per the Building Control Act (CAP 29), AEC Technical Advisory provides BCA Periodic Structural Inspection (PSI). The visual inspection; PSI is always conducted by the PE as per the BCA requirements; Er. Aman Aboobucker.

BCA Periodic Structural Inspection (PSI) LinkedIn of Aman Aboobucker

The duration for the PSI set by Statutory requirements is:

  • Interval of every 5 years for all other buildings
  • Interval of every 10 years for buildings where 90% of its floor area is used solely for residential purpose

Commercial Building

Commercial Building

Industrial Building

Industrial Building

Condominium

Condominium

Condominium

Condominium

Shop Houses

Shop Houses

Places of Worship

Places of Worship
BCA Periodic Structural Inspection (PSI)

What is the process to move forward with a Periodic Structural Inspection (PSI) notice from BCA?

Step 1) Obtain a quotation and appoint a civil/structural Professional Engineer (PE).

Step 2) Professional Engineer will purchase as built plans from BCA via BCA PPS system. If the owner/developer has the full BCA as built systems, you may save cost here and provide all the drawings via soft copy only.

Step 3) PE completes CP appointment form to submit and notify BCA.

Step 4) PE makes a site visit to take pictures with the client/owner of the building. Where false ceiling is present, every 250m2, the client must open and have a worker to climb and inspect the area to take photos and videos as per the BCA new regulations 2022.

Please see BCA new regulations item 4.3.1 and 4.3.2

Step 5) Upon completion of site visit, PE will prepare PSI report and submit to BCA for approval.

BCA Periodic Structural Inspection (PSI)

What does the PSI Report content for information to the Authority?

  • General information of the building
  • Structural system of the building (Concrete Frame, Steel Structure, others)
  • Diary and Scope of Visual Inspection
  • Survey of loading on the building structures
  • Survey of Un-authorised works to Building structures
  • Survey of signs of structural defects, deformation or deterioration
  • Survey of exposure to aggressive environment
  • Survey of slope, retaining walls and slope protection structures
  • Survey of safety Barriers
  • Survey or checks carried out
  • Recommended remedial actions for all defects detected
  • Sketches, Plans, Photographs
  • Structural Engineers Certification