Structural Auditing Surveys (SAS)

JMS Structural Engineering Services

At JMS, we pride ourselves on the depth and breadth of our structural survey services. Throughout the UK, our team of engineers conducts comprehensive structural surveys and audits, benchmarking against both your selected and industry standards. We can meticulously assess every facet of your infrastructure to identify any shortcomings and provide actionable insights. This ensures you have all the vital information needed to comply with your requisite protocols.

The Crucial Role of Structural Engineering Audits and Inspections

Structural engineering audits and inspections are vital both for ongoing operations and when embarking on new projects. We collaborate with organisations across a myriad of sectors to ascertain the structural integrity of their edifices. Our primary objective is clear: to ensure that every building and structure we assess is sound and safe for its occupants.

If we identify defects or potential areas of concern, our cutting-edge software facilitates a swift response. Armed with photographic evidence and paired with practical guidance for remedial action, our comprehensive reports can be dispatched to our clients on the very day of the inspection. At JMS, our focus is on preventative maintenance and rapid solutions, averting potential catastrophic and costly setbacks.

Specialised RAAC Plank Inspections

Beyond our core services, we have honed a unique expertise in the structural inspection of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) planks. These planks, predominantly utilised in schools, hospitals, and various other public buildings from the 1950s to the mid-1990s, necessitate a specialised inspection approach.

At JMS, we recognise the significance of these inspections and have assembled a dedicated team for this very purpose. Our commitment is prompt site visits and an initial assessment regarding the presence of RAAC planks. Following our visit, we are able to collate a comprehensive technical site report, detailing our findings and offering recommendations for any necessary remedial works.

Understanding the importance of minimal disruption during these investigations, our team works closely with you. This collaboration ensures the continued safe use of your buildings and assets while allowing for any required interventions.

Why Perform a Structural Audit

Unplanned downtime or delays are amongst the biggest fears for any business, particularly in the manufacturing and construction industry, where a halt in production can be disastrous. A significant cause of unplanned downtime is structural failure which, aside from putting staff in danger, can lead to missed deadlines, vast repair bills, and a damaged reputation.

We can provide one-off site visits or provide a regular programme of site surveys for complex or multiple construction/engineering projects.

Building Structural Audits


JMS Structural Audits can include a comprehensive check of buildings and premises to match your requirements.

Structural audits are supervised by experienced and qualified structural engineers who are Members of the Institute of Structural Engineers (MIStructE). A typical JMS Auditor has over 5 years’ experience in the relevant field, including design and specification.

The findings of all structural audits are presented in a detailed report that includes an assessment of the current condition and suggestions for appropriate repairs and remedial measures.

Post Structural Audit

Once we’ve undertaken the Structural Audit, depending on the audit findings and recommendations, appropriate changes may be required. This includes repairs, strengthening of structural elements and replacement of damaged or faulty components.

JMS can provide follow-up services such as structural analysis, deflection/movement assessment, site supervision of remedial works and much more to ensure minimal disruption to your site.

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