These days BMC Gets Tough Housing societies that are 15 years old or older can no longer afford to dodge the mandatory structural audit.
The structural audit report will have to submitted to the corporation by the society or owner. The corporation can then evacuate the building if it is deemed unfit for habitation.
Already under the model bye-laws (2001) of the Maharashtra Co-operative Societies Act, all buildings between 15 and 30 years old should have a structural audit once in five years: those older than 30 years should do it once in three years.
At times, it is found that to save penny amounts, few Societies today still do not appoint consultants. Results at such cases are devastating. The budgets increase, as the members are totally unaware of the work being carried and the timelines keep extending, as they hardly have time to follow these contractors.
Red Cedar services comes in handy to avoid such situations. We ensure 5 to 7 percent deviation of the total project value only.
This helps the managing and repair committee from having an embarrassment from facing the other members of asking for more collection.
The amount invested in PMC is mere sum, but the advantages of deputing structural engineers are justified in saving cost increase.
Many a times, situation arise, where an alternate opinion is needed. Such times, Red Cedar engineer provides you with alternate solutions at discounted pricing, to enable the society take well informed decisions.
Red Cedar structural engineers provides multiple options of undertaking the repair and restoration works with different technologies and repair life periods.
Red Cedar also provides measurement verifications for recently completed projects. This helps the managing committee to record the works carried by their deputed contractors and ensure that the value for work carried only is paid.
Sometimes, there could be disputes with Contractor over billing. Such situations as a third party, Red Cedar helps to resolve the issue by verification as per Industry standards.