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Experts: safety should be enhanced mainly in healthcare and state administration buildings

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RULast year, Construction State Control Bureau had carried out inspections in 146 public buildings in Latvia. 86% or 125 inspected buildings are considered safe. In 14% of inspected buildings, experts noted flaws that have to be fixed.

The safest public buildings, according to building inspectors, are those that house National Armed Forces and other state security authorities.

«The bureau has developed a monitoring plan for 2016 based on results acquired in 2015. Buildings included on this year’s monitoring plan were selected based on criteria for problems uncovered during last year’s inspections. In total, the bureau plans to carry out up to 800 inspections,» – says the head of the bureau Pēteris Druķis.

Out of the 2,076 buildings inspected last year, 146 or 7% were objects of strategic importance. The bureau divided them into the following categories: state administration buildings that house high-rank state officials (26%); buildings that house National Armed Forces and other state security authorities (16%); main healthcare buildings (39%) and transport communication buildings – railway stations, terminals and other buildings (19%). In 86% of cases, technical state of buildings was declared excellent or good.

In 14% of cases, experts told owners to improve overall safety and technical security. Among those buildings are healthcare institutions or state administration buildings. The most common problems uncovered by experts include problems with the building’s mechanical strength, overall safety and compliance with environmental requirements.

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