Structural design analysis and review

Structural design analysis and review

Concrete structures Design review and analysis of proposed solutions to verify compliance with the performance requirements for serviceability, structural safety, service life and reliability, in accordance with: Eurocode 0 (EN 1990:2002) - Guidance of structural reliability aspects Eurocode 1 (EN 1991:2002) - Actions on structure, self-weight, imposed loads for buildings, fire, wind and thermal actions Eurocode 2 (EN 1992:2004) - Assessment of concrete design general rules Eurocode 8 (EN 1998:2004) - Specified requirements for earthquake resistance on design Metallic structures Analysis and review of structural design according to construction codes and standards, particularly Eurocodes and associated standards to verify compliance of basic requirements and essential characteristics.  
Real estate inspection

Real estate inspection

ISQ performs diagnostics and technical inspection on the state of repair of new and old buildings. Diagnosis and state of preservation Assessing the level of structural safety Determining the state of preservation, assessment of durability of materials Pathological condition of construction with identification of anomalies, testing to define the materials condition for future renovation or preservation interventions Technical reports, mappings of anomalies, design of technical specifications for repair purposes, ascertainment of the amount of samples needed and price estimation Technical inspection of buildings within the scope of preventive maintenance Technical expertise to identify anomalies, determine its causes and further preparation of technical reports, with photo image support Inspection of building renovation Assessment of both preservation status and diagnosis for renovation of residential buildings, offices, industrial and commercial structures in concrete, masonry, metal structures and wood structures. Technical monitoring from project renovation to quality control and commissioning of renovation work, through to safety of buildings and construction sites. Technical areas Geotechnics Foundations Superstructure Anti-corrosion protections Water, sewerage and gas networks  Coverings Waterproofing Electrical installations Telecommunication installations HVAC  Fire safety Lifts  Walkways Escalators  
ISQ Certification - safety passport

ISQ Certification - safety passport

Participants will be able  to: Acknowledge the adoption of pro-active safety attitudes that are there to improve both the quality of the work done and to reduce the number of accidents in construction sites and/or premises Identify risk situations related to the characteristics of the equipment, substances and professional operations/tasks under performance Apply the general principles of safety, prevention and protection, while respecting both signage and safety procedures, as well as the rules of use of working equipment, protection and access and stay in construction sites and premises The safety passport (a ISQ proprietary certification system) is valid for a period of three years.  

Inspection of lifts & equipment and components

Assess of safety conditions associated with the installation or equipment operation, risk failure and analysis of accident caused by deficiency of design, installation and/or maintenance. ISQ expertise Based on European standards or rules of good practice for equipment. Assessment of compliance of the equipment and/or facilities with the legislation  Technical inspections: Verification and inspection of security conditions associated with equipment Functional testing Electrical testing Testing the load limiter in lifting appliances Brake testing in lifting appliances Static /dynamic testing Measurement of the dwell time of dangerous movements Simulation of failures and tests of safety devices Initial and periodical inspections Testing on reception of equipment Definition of technical solutions for safety of working equipment Other expertise Audits and expert technical services Support in the development of inspection procedures and tests Training Non-destructive control Pressure equipment  
Quality assurance and control (QA/QC)

Quality assurance and control (QA/QC)

ISQ has wide experience in the provision of services of Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC), priding itself to see his name associated with the majority of large enterprises in the national territory in the last few decades, highlighting also the participation in major international projects. ISQ expertise Development of technical specifications Elaboration and implementation of quality plans Definition of circuits of documentation, communication and records Preparation and analysis of Inspection and Testing Plans Qualification of suppliers Technical analysis of bids Quality audits Management of quality system Design review   Control of changes to the project or derogations Coordination, inspection and quality control during manufacturing and erection Reception of materials and equipment Verification of legal requirements Treatment of final quality documentation Commissioning and testing Provisional or definitive reception  
Non-destructive testing - Advanced

Non-destructive testing - Advanced

When the response to needs for inspection of materials, equipment and structures does not fall in the so-called conventional non-destructive testing techniques (NDT), ISQ uses a range of Advanced NDT. Supported by its R&D department, ISQ has its own ability to develop applications of NDT techniques according to the customer needs. These advanced NDT solutions enable you to store and share data, thereby rendering the dissemination and consultation of results fully accessible to all areas involved, e.g. quality, production and maintenance. The increased sensitivity of this kind of tests and the spatial resolution make inspections more feasible and less dependent on the operator, significantly improving the probability to detect discontinuities. Test capacity Computed Radiography (CR) Phased array (PA) Automated Phased array  (PA AUT) Ultrasound by immersion (iris) Guided waves - long range UT EMAT (electromagnetic acoustic transducer) ACFM Eddy Current Testing Remote Field Eddy Current Testing  Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD) Floor Scan Infrared Thermography Standard thermography inspections Electric equipment Thermal insulation of pipe racks and equipment’s both hot or cold Checking or detection of defects on the inner refractory of boilers, furnaces, kilns, chimney’s, etc. Detection of moister or water infiltration Insulation of builds or structures Quality control on the development of new products or manufacturing process Defect analyses inside materials, like masonry, metallic structures, wood structures, composite materials and many others Infrared thermography with micro waves excitation Can be applied for osmosis or delamination detection inside glass fibre composites of boat hulls, windmills blades.  Lock-In thermography Can be used in composite materials for detection of inner defects in the airspace and car industry. Transient thermography Can be applied for a range of situations like composite materials, works of art, among many others. Aplications Welded Construction in general, either equipment or piping Metallic Structures Construction of industrial equipment Maintenance of industrial equipment Analysis of materials Non-metallic materials (ex: composite) Read more
Equipment design analysis and review

Equipment design analysis and review

ISQ holds an extensive experience and know-how, and highly experienced technical experts to perform project analysis and review in the following areas: HVAC, cold/hot, ventilation, water and sanitation, industrial equipment and fire alarm systems. Industrial equipment Verification of compliance with technical specifications, project and construction codes, standards and applicable regulations for pressure vessels, heat exchangers, columns, tubing and piping, boilers, storage tanks and other industrial equipment, in accordance with: Pressure vessels - standards / codes EN 13445, ASME Sect. VIII Div. 1 and 2, AD-2000, PD-5500, CODAP, SPVC, ANCC, TEMA Piping - EN 13480, ASME B31, CODETI, BS1113, ISOR831 Heat generators - ASME Sect. I and TRD Storage tanks - API650, EN14015 and API620 HVAC, cold and ventilation systems Analysis and review of HVAC system projects in housing/service buildings, industrial premises and warehouses, cold systems such as cold storage rooms and warehouses, supermarkets and ice skating rings, ventilation systems, along with consulting on support and development of new developing projects. Water and sanitation Validation of water supply and water treatment projects, including specifications review, document and project review, application of standards and specifications. Fire alarm systems Analysis and inspection of the following systems: Passive security: fire doors and sealing Active security: fire detection systems (SADI); smoke control systems (smoke extraction); fire extinction systems with water (sprinklers, fire fighting pipe networks, foam) or further fire extinction systems and pumping centrals these in accordance with the requirements set down in technical specifications and/or applicable standards, e.g., National standards, European standards (CEPREVEN) and others (NFPA).