What is Structural Stability of Building?
A building which is constructed for a specific purpose has to satisfy all the expected service requirements required for that particular building. Out of all the requirements, Structural strength of building is one of the most important requirements of the building which must be satisfied by all the buildings. when other requirements speak about the comfort of the user and efficiency of the usage of the building, structural stability certificate emphasis the safety of the users of the building and visitors of the building as well. Structural stability of the building is the condition of safely transferring the load on the building (Self weight of the building and Live load on the building like human loads, furniture load etc.) safely to the soil through the various structural members which are designed and built for the satisfaction of the design requirements as per the Codes of practice.
What Is Building Stability Certificate or Structural Stability Certificate?
Structural Stability Certificate is a building which is used for any services of public use has to be periodically examined and certified by an Authorized Structural Engineer who has been included in the panel of private practicing Engineer underclass.1a category in the District Collector’s office.The building used for Schools, Colleges, Auditoriums, Hospitals, Cinema Theatres, Hotels are classified as Public Buildings.
Who Can Issue Stability Certificate?
For public Buildings: An Authorized Structural Engineer who has been included in the panel of Private Practicing Engineer under Class.1a category by the District Collector under Tamilnadu Public Building Licensing Act 1965 and The Tamil Nadu Public Buildings (Licensing) Rules, 1966. The name inclusion will be there in the District Gazette published by the District.
For Factory and industrial Buildings: A competent Person who has been issued the license for the purpose of issuing structural stability certificate for the factory buildings under Tamilnadu factories Act 1948 and Rules 1950 can issue Building Stability Certificate for any Factory building within the state of Tamilnadu.