Dilapidation Survey or Pre-Construction Condition Survey
Dilapidation Survey is also known as a pre-construction condition in Malaysia. A dilapidation survey done by a Registered Building Surveyor is an inspection of the existing structural condition of of the surrounding buildings before the commencement of a demolition, construction or development. All prominent defects in the form of cracks, settlement, water seepage, corrosion of reinforcement, subsidence and other building defects will be recorded in photographs together with notes.
A Post-Construction Condition Survey will highlight any building defects that have occurred (or caused by the construction works) since the first survey, or after a construction.
A dilapidation survey shall be conducted by a Registered Building Surveyor before the commencement of a demolition, construction or development.
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In a post construction condition survey, an building inspection and a comparison will be made against the dilapidation survey/ pre-construction condition survey.
The purpose of the building surveys is to provide an accurate record, pre construction and post construction works, of the condition of the buildings. While it is not expected that neighbouring construction will cause damage to any building, the survey is undertaken as a precautionary measure.
The survey report done by a Registered Building Surveyor will assist the building owners, contractors and developers in the event of a claim for damage, as the building survey report provides written documentation on the pre-construction condition of the property.