SGS Officially Approved to Execute Building Certification and Inspection Services in Its Tokyo Office

(PresseBox) (Geneva, ) Certification and Building Inspection Services in its new office in Tokyo by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT).
From now on, SGS can meet the high demand for construction industry services in Tokyo and the region.

With the aim of improving building quality and guaranteeing a minimum acceptable level of safety for construction projects, most governments set up building codes. These requirements refer, among other things, to structural safety, fire protection, energy saving or accessibility for people with limited mobility. These building codes vary considerably among nations. In order to meet the governmental requirements, owners seek authorized designated bodies which can conduct supervision and inspection during construction work, provide technical assistance at each stage of the project and ensure compliance with established standards and requirements.

Since October 30, 2009, SGS has been one of the designated bodies in Japan able to conduct building certification and building inspection services according to the Building Standard Law (BSL) of Japan from its office in Yokohama. SGS is authorized to perform the verification of building plans as well as interim inspections and completion inspection services throughout the whole country. Moreover, SGS issues the final building certificate of confirmation, which is a verification of design conformance.

The execution of Building Certification and Building Inspection Services by SGS Japan (Only available in Japanese) was limited to its office in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, until July 2010.

In order to meet the demand of industrial clients from the construction industry in Tokyo and the region and to reach more clients, SGS applied to execute Building Certification and Inspection Services from its recently opened Tokyo office.

In July 2010, SGS successfully received the official approval from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) to execute Building Certification and Inspection Services at its office in Tokyo.

The SGS Tokyo office offers a wide range of services for the construction industry including, but not limited to, Design Verification, Quality Assurance and Quality Control, Verification of Conformity to national and international building standards as well as energy efficiency provide customers with the desired inspection and certification services.

With the approval to perform Building Certification and Inspection Services in its Tokyo office, in addition to its Yokohama office, SGS has increased its business reach and can offer a value added service for the construction industry in Tokyo and the region. From now on, SGS Japan will be more clientfriendly, more efficient and have more potential to expand its services.

The successful approval issued by the MLIT and a high demand for such services on the market, means that SGS plans to open a second office in Tokyo as well as to expand to other cities and areas.

About SGS Building Certification and Building Inspection Services

With its worldwide network of engineers and inspectors, SGS offers independent Building Certification and Building Inspection Services for all types of projects - no matter what the size or location. SGS services to the construction industry help clients reduce technical risks, prevent construction errors, control budgets and effectively keep the construction project within the planned schedule.

SGS Building Certification and Inspection Services include: Design Verification, Quality Assurance and Quality Control, Sustainability Analysis of the construction project, Construction Supervision and Technical Control during construction as well as Health, Safety and Environment Management. Furthermore, SGS offers Commissioning, Conformity and Energy Certification as well as Inspection of existing buildings and Maintenance Management.

SGS Industrial Services

The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With 59,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.

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