The How-To’s of Building Compliance (Part 1)
Building compliance by definition ensures that a building is constructed in accordance with standard municipal regulations. A means to measure and control the way in which buildings are constructed and maintained from Aircon, Fire, Electrical and Structural perspective for the overall safety throughout the building; having one set of governing principles, which are updated as safety standards and technology advances. These measures are in the interest of protecting the people within the building.
Vortex Design Solutions as Interior Architects are the first set of professionals to whom a building is handed over after it has been constructed and remains a veritable empty shell. To maintain the integrity of our service we focus on building compliance for the benefit of our clients. Landlords invest a considerable amount of time and financial investment into the construction of a building, together with relevant industry professionals to build according to SANS 10400 specifications. Once we take ownership of the project and design elements to be constructed within the four walls of a building, at Vortex Design Solutions, we maintain that it is our responsibility to proceed in a similar manner utilising the same engineers to uphold the integrity of the structures and building services. This will maintain both the value and further service future tenants to the highest levels of safety and security.
The regulations apply directly to a building or space to ensure it is safe for occupancy. Services considered most relevant in relation to compliance are as follows:
Once the above plans have been approved by the municipal authority/council, an inspection by the building inspector appointed by the city council will verify that all new work has been installed according to SANS 10400 regulations.
The necessity for a building compliance regulation has a real-time impact for both landlords and tenants who occupy the space.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be demystifying the building compliance process to give you the full scope of what makes Vortex Design Solutions the ideal choice in ensuring that your space is designed beautifully, serves as a well-functioning space and is fully compliant with city council and safety regulations.
If you require our services to get your building or space compliant and up to code, simply click on the button below to contact us!