Periodic Facade Inspection (PFI)

Trusted drone service provider and one stop solution network for AI empowered Periodic Facade Inspection (PFI)


The Periodic Facade Inspection (PFI) regime will applies to all buildings (excluding private landed houses and temporary buildings) that are at least 13m in height, more than 20 years of age at 7 yearly intervals. At Operva AI, our façade team comprises of qualified Unmanned Aircraft Pilots, Rope Access Technicians, Artificial Intelligence (AI) Specialists, Certified Thermographers and Professional Engineers. We provide a one-stop solution for a complete façade inspection. We also provide individual services as per your need.

Accredited Inspection Body

By Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC)

Operva AI Accredited Inspection Body SAC for Building Facade Inspection

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One-stop Operation

We provide end-to-end solutions, all in one stop! We are a team of Drone Pilots, Rope Access Technicians, Certified Thermographers, Work-at-Height Managers, Competent Persons & Façade Inspectors.

Specialised Expertise and Strong Track Record

Our team includes BCA-Approved Competent Persons and Façade Inspectors who are qualified with deep domain expertise to conduct high quality inspections for your assets and projects. We have completed PFI for numerous residential, commercial, industrial buildings as well as hotels, schools etc.

Cutting Edge Technology

We are well- appointed with the latest equipment and technology such as thermal imaging, rope access and drones to provide you with safe, cost effective and efficient inspections.

How Periodic Facade Inspection (PFI) works

Receive a Notice from BCA

You will be informed by BCA that your property is due for a Periodic Facade Inspection.

Engage a Consultant

You engage Operva AI as a drone inspection consultant. We work with Competent Persons (CP) who will be appointed for your project. If you are someone who’s bidding for a project, we are happy to support you with individual services as well.

Search As-Built Facade Plans

Do you have As-Built Facade Plans for your property? If you would like us to search plans on your behalf, please let us know.

Purchase As-Built Facade Plans

We will inform you when BCA allows the CP to purchase the plans on your behalf.

Arrange an inspection with us

Once we have received all the necessary information, we will arrange a date and time to conduct the Periodic Facade Inspection for your property

Submit a Report to BCA

The CP will submit a report and notify you on the approval status from BCA.

Periodic Facade Inspection E-Book

Discover the rapidly evolving facade industry shaped by technology and regulations. Periodic Facade Inspection (PFI) introduces new revenue opportunities with substantial implications. Our e-book guides facade businesses on adapting to these changes, offering insights on becoming a skilled facade inspector, excelling in building and property inspections, and seamlessly integrating periodic facade inspection into your business strategy. Download now to navigate the evolving facade business landscape.

Frequently Asked Questions on Periodic Facade Inspection (PFI)


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