Technical Building Control

Whether you are a property manager, landlord, local authority or property developer, you can anticipate the technical hazards associated with the construction of your projects from the design phase right through to completion.


Your challenges

in Technical Building Control

Ensuring the soundness, safety and compliance of your structures during construction is a prerequisite for preventing human and technical risks associated with the project. The slightest malfunction during the design or construction phase can have damaging consequences for the stability of the structure and the safety of its occupants. 

Technical building control helps to prevent these various hazards, from the preliminary design phase onwards, and throughout the construction of the structure. This assessment not only ensures that the building is sound, but also that it is resistant to climatic hazards and that it is energy, acoustic and thermal efficient.

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Please do not hesitate to contact us for any information or quotation you may require for your projects.

Apave solutions


Apave's teams in Africa are at your side to verify, with the utmost reliability and precision, the solidity and safety of your future structures, and to help you manage all types of technical risks.

We work with you right from the design stage, whatever the nature of the project (construction, renovation, demolition or refurbishment) and whatever the building involved (high-rise buildings, very high-rise buildings, all categories of public buildings, tertiary buildings, industrial buildings, residential buildings, etc.).


We can carry out technical building inspections (CTC) relating to :

  • The soundness of structures (framework, closed and covered areas, equipment, etc.)
  • Personal safety in completed buildings (checks on electrical installations, lifting equipment, fire safety, heating installations, distribution and evacuation networks, etc.)


At the client's request, the technical inspection can cover any other hazard: thermal and acoustic risks, performance of installations, accessibility for the disabled, seismic risks, etc.

Apave's expertise

    Apave in Africa draws on the 150 years of expertise of the group Apave, a leader in risk management on the international scene. With a large pool of highly qualified experts and multidisciplinary know-how, we are able to work on all types of sites. Our experts also have a perfect command of the regulatory requirements specific to the building and country concerned, so they can guarantee that your construction projects comply fully with the regulations in force locally. 

As a third-party organisation, we take an impartial and independent look at every aspect of the project, so that we can assess and anticipate all the technical construction risks with the utmost reliability. 

A solid territorial network

in Africa

The Apave Group has been active on the African continent for over half a century. Today, we benefit from a solid territorial network, with local agencies in 17 African countries (Senegal, Cameroon, Mauritius, Madagascar, Tunisia, Morocco, Burkina Faso...).

Thanks to our highly mobile teams, we are able to cover the entire continent. This enables us to offer you tailor-made support for all your needs.

Your questions

about our CTC missions

  • What is a technical building inspection (CTC)?

    The purpose of a technical building inspection is to anticipate any technical problems that may arise during the course of a construction project. It checks that the project has been designed and executed in accordance with the rules of the trade. In particular, the CTC aims to check that the structure is sound and that people are safe. The assessment may also cover other types of hazard, such as seismic, thermal or acoustic risks.
  • At what stage of the project should a technical building inspection be carried out?

    It is essential to involve a technical inspector as early as possible in the construction project. Ideally, the technical inspector should be appointed at the same time as the main contractor. This is the best way of anticipating all technical contingencies and identifying any malfunctions and blockages in the design document, with the utmost reliability and completeness. Apave Afrique will support you, whatever the nature of your project, from the design phase through to handover.
  • Why carry out a technical building inspection?

    Having a building inspection carried out serves a number of purposes. First and foremost, it is a prerequisite for ensuring the soundness, compliance and durability of your buildings and installations. The certificate issued following the CTC ensures that new buildings comply with environmental, thermal, acoustic, earthquake and disabled access standards. What's more, in many countries and for certain buildings, technical building inspections are a regulatory requirement. It is also often a formality required by insurers.
  • For which works should a technical building inspection be carried out?

    Technical building inspections can be carried out on all types of structures, including :

    •      - ERP (establishments open to the public) of all categories
    •      - Buildings of great or very great height (IGH or ITGH)
    •      - Tertiary buildings
    •      - Industrial buildings
    •      - Residential buildings
    •      - Infrastructure and engineering structures (wind turbines, maritime structures, railways, etc.)


    Thanks to its network of experts and multi-sector know-how, APAVE Afrique can work on all types of structures, whatever the nature of the project.

Our other construction services

Technical Building Control


Safety of people and property on construction sites (SPS)


Environmental diagnostics


Fire safety


Support for the management of real estate assets


choose Apave?



For more than 60 years, we have been committed to supporting you to achieve industrial performance and the digitisation of proceeses. Our multi-skilled team is capable of effectively addressing all your risk management challenges.


We are seasoned professionals in our fields and we offer you high-level technical expertise to control technical, human, environmental, digital and technological risks. For more than 150 years, Apave's experts have been providing consultancy services and customised solutions to meet our customers' needs.


Our strong presence in Africa means we can quickly respond to all your requests, whatever your needs: inspection, training, consultancy, tests and measurement, etc.


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