Last July we carried out the technical inspection of the building (ITE) of a building located in the municipality of Barcelona on Andrade street. Due to the number of homes the inspection was planned in two visiting days.
The environment, background and general description of the building
The building was built in 1967, it has 11 floors for housing, with a commercial space on the ground floor. It is part of an urban fabric of housing estate, with an open block arrangement: tall blocks in the shape of a pill and a green space and a road that runs between the free spaces. The building was built in a context of strong demographic growth in Barcelona motivated by immigration.
The building (structure, envelope, facilities, etc.)
The vertical structure of the building is made up of load-bearing walls combined with bracing walls and the horizontal structure is made up of unidirectional flat floors with spans of approximately 5 meters. The envelope is made up of single-pane facades with a brickwork finish, a dividing wall in direct contact with the adjacent building, a flat, non-trafficable roof with a gravel finish and a slab in contact with the ground. When the building is in front, it has 3 facades that allow a great entrance of natural light to the houses together with a very good ventilation.
Thanks to the ITE it has been possible to check the state of the building and some guidelines have been recommended for its correct maintenance and conservation. If you have a building in Barcelona and it is over 45 years old contact us so that we can advise you and we can carry out the technical inspection of your building.