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.