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What constitutes a failure A failure is not necessarily a total collapse causing damage or loss of life these are extreme cases. And to analyse failures, it is first necessary to determine the function which the cladding of a building serves.
The inspection of an office building will not differ materially from those which are carried out to residential or other smaller properties. It will still be necessary to determine the condition of the building and to analyse the full extent of any defects. The main variation between the...
Architects and engineers are turning to structural masonry more and more today to provide the solutions for their building needs. Over the past ten years or so a growing awareness of the use of masonry and a growing interest in designing in brickwork has been a discernable trend in the...
RICS Abandons Fee Scales. This brief headline, together with a few short paragraphs, in The Times and the Daily Telegraph in March last year, announced to the public, and indeed to the majority of the profession, that after nearly a decade of resisting government pressure, the Royal Institution...
To many people, the term Expert Witness conjures up a picture of a seriousfaced, profound, middleaged man with bushy eyebrows and spectacles or presumably, in this age of sex equality, it could perhaps be a smart young female, equally well versed in the problems of some specialist topic. Whoever...
This paper originally published as IS 2478 summarises the load sharing capabilities of the components of a laboratory test roof constructed with fink trussed rafters. The lateral stability of the roof with different diagonal bracing systems in the plane of the rafters was assessed.
There has been in the last two or three years a considerable growth of interest in the use of timber framed buildings, primarily for housing, and it might be inferred that this form of construction is a new technique. In fact, the method has been in existence in the United Kingdom for...
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