Annual audit of buildings for livability

Hello I am Shivani from Mumbai. Today an old building in south mumbai fell and 10 people died and 50 injured.

I didnt know there was standards circle on local circle. Why cant there be mandatory audit requirements and certification by local munciipality. We are ready for this.

Does BIShave standard for what are the 10 things a building inspector should check?? more  

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Annual audit of buildings?
Our colony was built 60 years ago and there's gross violations of rules
Structures are added without permission
Structures that are illegal and not conforming to the government approved maps are visible to everyone except the relevant government authorities including fire safety
If there's annual auditions how come no action is taken till today
Fine the people who violate
It succeeded for traffic and it will be a success if fined heavily for violations of laws more  
Dr Neelam, over the years, officials have stopped the application of rules as it brings displeasure of local Netas and bosses. Who can dare to take action against an influential person for misdeeds. Today Society respects a rich person knowing fully well that he has made wealth by malpractices. Unless an official is allowed the freedom to work, the prescription suggested by you is unworkable. When we live in a Govt Quarter or a rented house or our own house, do we demand Building Audit Report? No. more  
Yes, the National Building Code of India 2016 (NBC 2016) contain certain provisions regarding AUDIT of buildings. An example is given below:

a) Fire and life safety audit shall be carried out for all buildings having a height of more than 15 m.
b) Such audits shall preferably be conducted by a third party auditor having requisite experience in fire and life safety inspections.
c) Frequency of such audits shall be once in two years.

Even for accessibility, the NBC contains provisions:

Periodic access audits shall be carried out at least once in three years to ensure that the requisite accessible features as per Part 3 ‘Development Control Rules and General Building
RequirementsÂ’ of the Code are provided in the building and its built environment and maintained in good condition on an ongoing basis.

More details are available at:

Most local bodies are also aware of the following provision:
WE need to have first person responsible for such collapses and that FPR must be punished . only that system can stop such accidents.
I understand that an IAS officer was transferred for objecting unauthorised occupencies in chennai. that has caused today's situation to chennai. Can any one find out the FPR for todays situation in chennai. more  
Safety is the last priority in our system because it cost money and on the contrary human life is very cheap.That is why in India practically everyday you will hear one mishap or the other. more  
A sensible suggestion Ms Shivani.

I personally would recommend putting down "quality control checks" during construction as priority, rather than afterwards.

What happened in Mumbai is only result of bad/faulty building material. It's there that the hammer needs to come down. THE BUILDER MUST BE TAKEN TO TASK IN CASES OF MISHAPS......... more  
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