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Evaluation of burned structures

In cases where a structure is damaged by fire, the EMS team can provide its customers with support tailored to their needs, depending on their role and involvement in the events. Thus, EMS will specifically address the needs of the owner, builder, various insurers or any other involved party with the following services:

  • Evaluate the precariousness of the structure and the risk of worsening or successive collapses;
  • Secure the area;
  • Analyse  the compliance of fire-resistive walls and fire separations, and their impacts on the extent of damage;
  • Technical analysis under different codes that may be applicable and production of reports for legal purpose;
  • Analyse the resistance of the structures (wood, steel, concrete, masonry) subjected to heat to determine if they are affected by the heat and if they can fulfill the purpose for which they are intended;
  • Design and recommend shoring of the scene in order to search for the cause of the fire;
  • Identify repair or reconstruction solutions;
  • Estimate the cost;
  • Produce drawings and specifications for rehabilitation of the structure after the disaster, up to standard or not.
Non-compliance analyse of the firebreak walls and fire separation features, and their impacts on the extent of damage and early collapse of the burning building

Non-compliance analyse of the firebreak walls and fire separation features, and their impacts on the extent of damage and early collapse of the burning building

Expertise of steel structure subjected to heat

Expertise of steel structure subjected to heat

Expertise of steel structure subjected to heat

Expertise of steel structure subjected to heat

Analyse of steel frames subjected to heat during a fire while its construction and before the pouring of the concrete

Analyse of steel frames subjected to heat during a fire while its construction and before the pouring of the concrete

Expertise of a monohull building subjected to heat

Expertise of a monohull building subjected to heat

Expertise of a residential foundation subjected to heat

Expertise of a residential foundation subjected to heat

Study with a sclerometer of a masonry firebreak wall subjected to heat

Study with a sclerometer of a masonry firebreak wall subjected to heat