KSAMC demanding engineer reports for buildings of 10 floors and over
Kingston Public Hospital (KPH)

KINGSTON, Jamaica — To ensure that all high rise buildings of 10 floors and over in the Corporate Area are structurally sound, the Building and Town Planning Committee of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) wants to see an engineering report for each of the structures.

Xavier Chevannes, the Chief Engineer of the KSAMC has told the Building Committee that the letters requesting the engineering reports have been drafted and sent to the KSAMC's attorney.

KSAMC CEO Robert Hill told OBSERVER ONLINE that engineer reports were recently requested from the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH), the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), the Bustamante Children's Hospital and the (grandstand slab covering) National Stadium.

He said that engineer reports are routinely requested by the Building and Town Planning Committee for structures where there are public gatherings.

The engineer's report includes information on the foundation and walls of the building and the supporting elements such as the beams, columns and stiffeners.

Claudienne Edwards

Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at https://bit.ly/epaper-login


  1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper; email addresses will not be published.
  2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.
  3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.
  4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.
  5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.
  6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.
  7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy