Damage to buildings can have a number of causes which may be structural, constructional or geotechnical in nature. ABT offers clients a total solution: damage analysis, proposed repairs and a cost estimate. If required, ABT can also supervise the repair work. Civil engineering specialists contribute their knowledge related to geotechnical damage caused by foundation faults, the building of construction pits or pile-driver/traffic vibration, among others.
It is important to have a prior estimate of anticipated damage caused by interaction between the subsurface and the structure. Damage models have been developed to indicate the effect on buildings of a lowering of groundwater levels, for example.