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To be made com­pli­ant with the Bureau of In­dian Stan­dards code, build­ings need to be retro­fit­ted if found de­fi­cient in strength. What this means is that ex­ist­ing struc­tures need to be checked to see if they con­form to stan­dard prac­tices and code spec­i­fi­ca­tions

De­tailed eval­u­a­tion of an ex­ist­ing struc­ture de­ter­mines if it needs a retrofit. A struc­tural engineer iden­ti­fies de­fi­cien­cies, for­mu­lates a strat­egy for seis­mic strength­en­ing and gives a de­tailed anal­y­sis of whether the strength­en­ing pro­ce­dure sug­gested by him is ad­e­quate

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