Figure 21: Vernier caliper Source: Field Study
Each equipment tools being used has their own function. E.g; Moisture Meter is being usedto check the humidity reading on a specific elements. This will determine whether the humiditycauses the defect failures to occur. Meanwhile, a Vernier Caliper is used to measure the size of crack and depth of crack failures in the specified elements.
5.2 Coding Systems
For professional view and purposes, each defect that is being detected is on each elementwere labeled with a standard coding system. This is for reference usage in the defect checklist, as itis also noted down on the floor plan accordingly on the grid lineage.Example of a defect checklist is being attached below for a clear view;
is the abbreviation of thebuilding, which is
stands for the element involved which is
shows the defect number accordingly, and lastly
shows the grid line which canbe referred on the floor plan.
REF NO: AT/TMBR/001/J3-1BUILDING CONDITION SURVEY FOR DEFECTS OF INSTITUTE TECHNOLOGY OFBANDUNGPROJECT: Building Measurement andAnalysisAUDITED BY: Group 3, Department of Building Surveyor, Universiti Malaya,Kuala Lumpur.DATE:
Types of Defect: (Cause)
Cause(s) of defect:Durability of material
: Insects and fungi on materialstimber based easily attacked by insects.
Rain causes humidity, rot, and leakage
Building element specificationMateria
: Dark brown/black(originally)
: 2.84 m (measured from floor)
Description of defect
Timber was found in the state of decaying. It has becomerotten; as shown white elements which are the fungi and bacteria had appear on the surface of the timber. It has become dirt. As the timber is exposed towards sun andrain, these become an influence for the fungi to grow.