Buildings Risk Assessment Vulnerability Evaluation

EQ-FAST inspection and classification of buildings

Swiss Approval introduces the innovative, exclusive and patented method EQ-Fast, based on the recommendations of Euro code 8 for measuring the seismic hazard in construction by conducting measurements of fundamental natural frequencies (resonance frequencies) of both the building and its territory.

It is an internationally patented tool of non-destructive instrumental assessment concerning the seismic risk of constructions and it is the most reliable method used to extract realistic rates of the damage likelihood. (Germany Patent No 1182301 (EU), 552368/02 (JP) and 10/362, 649(USA)). The assessment can be performed at two different evaluation levels, depending on the customer’s choice for accuracy, reliability, available time and cost.

We are also able to support Customers throughout the life cycle of buildings estimation. We provide vulnerability inspection services against earthquakes, as well as objective assessments and accessibility audits in accordance with international standards and local legislation.