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Structural Investigation Methodology

Data Gathering Procedure

STRUCTURAL INVESTIGATION
WORK FOR
VVMC SICU BUILDING

GUIDELINES
FOR
Data Gathering Methodology
Brief

May 2018
Structural Investigation Methodology
Data Gathering Procedure

General Information
We are being commissioned to perform a structural investigation work for VMMV SICU
BUILDING project through DIR. DOMINADOR M. CHONG JR. MD, FPCS, FACS (VMMC
Director). This document explains in detail the methodology covered in our Data Gathering Phase.

The following are the project details covered in our investigation works:

 Actual Physical Measurement of Structural Members


 Rebar Scanning
 Rebound Hammer Test
 Extraction and Testing of Concrete Core Sample (Slabs Only), as needed

Sequence of completion for each procedure, including actual locations, is subject to changes and
verification. Final location of testing samples will be determined only during the project duration.

Actual physical measurement, rebar scanning and rebound hammer testing will be performed by
our team; while testing of Concrete core sample (as needed), including minor chipping and drilling
works, shall be performed by a third party contractor, which is under and witnessed by our team.

Restoration for any damages on structural members caused/required by the specified test (i.e.
chipping, drilling, etc.) shall be the responsibility of our team.; while architectural elements (i.e.
ceiling claddings, fixtures, etc.) that need to be dismantled/cut and restored, including accessibility
and manpower assistance, shall be covered by the owner/others (and shall not part of our scope of
work.)

Noted by:

Engr. PAOLO RICCI D. MANLAPAZ


(Structural/Civil Engineer)

Engr. JOHNSON SAMBRANO


(Structural/Civil Engineer)
Structural Investigation Methodology
Data Gathering Procedure

A. Actual Physical Measurement of Structural Members


A.1. Description
Each affected member would be measured for on-site dimensions for verification /fabrication of
As-Built Drawings

A.2. Procedure

1.) Layout and Measurement of Columns

2.) Establishing Building Gridlines and Story heights, and slab thickness

3.) Measurement of Beams, Girders, Trusses and Steel Members

4.) Determining location of architectural components such as ceiling cladding for


dismantlement, location of coring test and drilling, rebar scanning and rebound hammer
test locations, etc.

- In the event that critical structural members are covered by architectural cladding, the
concrete member will be stripped down of all obstructions until the necessary
dimensions are noted

- Dismantling/cutting and restoration should be shouldered by Owner/others (and shall


not part of our scope of work)

B. Rebar Scanning
B.1. Description
Determining/verifying the on-site rebar schedule of affected structural elements, such as
Columns, beams, slabs, etc.

B.2. Procedure
1.) Evaluation of necessary members to be scanned

- Columns and beams with the same tributary area, loadings and spans typically have the
same schedule; analysis of the structural will be performed to determine the highest
probability of members with similar schedules, to assure that efficient rebar scanning is
performed on critical sections
2.) Dismantlement of obstructing architectural claddings

- In the event that critical structural members are covered by architectural cladding (such
as ceiling covers), the concrete member will be stripped down of all obstructions until
the necessary dimensions are noted.

3.) Rebar Scanning


Structural Investigation Methodology
Data Gathering Procedure

- Columns would be scanned for both vertical and transverse reinforcements at the mid-
section

- Beams and Girders would be scanned for both longitudinal rebars and stirrups at three
locations; at both supports and at the mid-span.

- Minor chipping would be performed on accessible members to determine and validate


the rebar scanning results, in terms of rebar size. This also applies to areas where there
are beams with suspicious I-Beams to determine and validate the as-built details

C. Rebound Hammer Test


C.1. Description
A non-destructive test on affected structural concrete surface to approximate concrete strength
and verify uniformity of concrete on a large scale

C.2. Procedure
1.) Locate Test Locations

- The total quantity of rebound hammer locations are determined in proportion with the
total concrete floor area of a building

2.) Rebound Hammer Test Proper

- A total of 10 hammer blows per test location, a minimum of 1-inch separation from
each blow is required

- Test results are stored within the equipment memory, locations are recorded on the
As-built framing plan, for further analysis in the succeeding investigation process

D. Concrete Core Extraction and Testing (as needed)


D.1. Description
Extraction of concrete core samples (on representative structural slabs and/or walls only, as
needed) that will be subject for laboratory testing to determine the actual concrete strength
Structural Investigation Methodology
Data Gathering Procedure

D.2. Procedure
1.) Location Set up

- Locations are determined through the use of a rebar scanning, as to avoid hitting
rebars/steel reinforcements

2.) Coring Test Proper

- The coring machine is anchored through a mechanical bolt.

- A minimum of 100 mm depth is drilled on the structural member, through and


through drilling can be performed if necessary.

3.) Restoration

- Sample holes are then restored using a higher grade concrete mix (epoxy-based
cementitious grout) by third party contractor under our team.