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Reinforced concrete is a very durable material, often specified because of the expectations of a long maintenancefree life. However, it is also an easily abused material. It derives its strength from chemical change and both its physical and its chemical form provide corrosion protection to the...
It is obvious that, in carrying out structural surveys of buildings, defective and damaged elements must be identified and appropriate comments made in any subsequent report. Strictly speaking, this may be regarded as one of the basic reasons for conducting such surveys and there can be no...
It is a common misconception that the Rights of Light Act 1959, is about Rights of Light common, and forgivable, but wrong. That doesn't matter very much, but what does matter is that it doesn't seem to be doing at least part of half of what it sets out to do. That it isn't doing the other half...
This is the first part of a twopart paper dealing with the structural design and construction monitoring aspects of faade retention projects in town and city centres. The subject matter covered includes the initial research, detailed surveys, and preliminary design assessments that are necessary...
The Concise Oxford Dictionary defines deleterious as being harmful to mind or body a clear and precise definition particularly appropriate when applied as an adjective to describe some materials used in the construction of buildings.
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