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Structural & Integrity Testing

Integrity and reliability are the two most important factors in ensuring the safety of structural components. Equipped with non-destructive testing tools and backed by years of extensive experience, Setsco is able to provide comprehensive structural evaluation and diagnosis by applying techniques such as:

  • • Surface hardness (rebound hammer) test
  • • Ultrasonic pulse velocity test
  • • Electromagnetic cover meter survey
  • • Penetration resistance (Windsor Probe) test
  • • Half cell potential measurement
  • • Concrete resistivity test
  • • Impulse response test
  • • Impact echo test
  • • Infrared thermography inspection
  • • In-situ surface absorption test
  • • In-situ carbornation test
  • • In-situ tensile pull-out and shear tests on structural fixtures and architectural finishes
  • • Crack monitoring
  • • Mechanical and strain gauging
  • • Temperature and strain monitoring of mass concrete casting
  • • Structural instrumentation and monitoring
  • • Full scale load test
  • • Surface penetration radar survey
  • • Fibrescope inspection
  • • Visual inspection of buildings in collaboration with profession engineers and accredited checkers
  • • Sprayed fire-proofing material compatability test
  • • Water tightness test on windows, curtain walls, precast panels, etc
  • • Investigation on structural healthiness after fire incident

Building Defects Diagnosis (Surveys) & Water Ingress (Seepage) Assessment

SETSCO’s firm expertise and know-how in Building Defects Diagnosis (Surveys) & Water Ingress (Seepage) Assessment stem from years of testing, inspection and consultancy. Coupled with a well-certified and extensive testing laboratories and a team of multi-discipline engineers & professionals, we have been providing expert support in the use and assessment of systems and materials used in buildings for years. As a result, we have carried out defects/failures diagnostic works in:

  • Dampness and Water Seepage
  • Condensation
  • Corrosion
  • Tiling Failures (Ceramic, Porcelain, Glazed, Homogeneous etc)
  • Natural Stones and Agglomerates
  • Cracking in Buildings
  • Shattering of Glass
  • Paint Failures
  • Rendering/plastering failures
  • Waterproofing and Damp-Proofing Materials
  • Walling Systems such as light weight concrete, block walls
  • Flooring Defects such as screed, timber flooring etc
  • Roofing Materials and Systems
  • Sealants
  • Window systems

Glass Testing

SETSCO has been providing a spectrum of inspection and consultancy services for glass and glazing works. The broad scope of services caters to various types of glass from annealed float glass to tempered and laminated glass.

  • Field Inspection
  • Performance testing
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Consultancy and diagnostic services
  • Failure analysis

Restoration and Preservation Consultancy

SETSCO provides an encompassing range of consultancy services in the restoration and preservation of historical structures. These include masonry structures, timber structures, stoneworks, finishes such as Shanghai plaster and paint, steel structures and concrete. We have undertaken many projects involving conservation of pre-war structures, buildings of immense historical values and building ear marked for preservation under the National Heritage Board. Our expertise is supported by a wide range of state of the art testing and inspection facilities. The know-how has been developed over years of extensive experience in materials science and engineering, state of the art conservation techniques and preservation methodologies. SETSCO’s track record in this field has span from Singapore to the regional countries such as Malaysia, Vietnam and Myanmar.

Consultancy Services

  • Assessment of defects and degree of degradation of existing structures with the support of state of the art testing including non destructive tests
  • Appraisal of condition and potential durability of materials
  • Advise on restoration and preservation methodologies which include advanced techniques and materials such as the use of composites and specialty chemicals
  • Evaluate suitability and compatibility of materials to be used for treatment
  • Manage and supervise the restoration and preservation works which include preparation of tender documents

Supporting Services

  • In-situ non destructive evaluation of structures such as the use of radar, infra red thermography, resistivity, ultrasonic and others to minimize damages to structures to be conserved

  • Laboratory analysis of materials from historical structures such as petrographic examination, SEM-EDX, FTIR and XRD to categorize the composition and condition of the material

  • Laboratory testing of proposed materials for restoration and preservation to ascertain the suitability and compatibility