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The Smith Ladder Limpit Safety System has transformed the ladder from a precarious and rather limited instrument of instability to a solid, stable and safe working station. Its combination of effectiveness and simplicity is comparable with that of the paper clip and, like most clever designs,...
Perhaps one of the least attractive aspects of making a structural survey is the roof space inspection which can be a cold, dark, and dirty activity in which the surveyor may encounter a number of dangers and surprises. One danger to guard against is professional negligence and it is imperative...
Much has been written in criticism of the social, planning and constructional aspects of many industrial buildings of the 1960s. Government departments have been accused of promoting buildings systems and forms of contract that were bound to lead to problems. However, high rise industrialised...
In this country, as well as in most others, the level of structural fire protection is set by the regulatory authorities, in terms of a specified fire resistance period. The engineer must demonstrate that each element of structure would survive for the required period if it were subjected to the...
Rest assured that if Mr Growser had suffered an appeal against an award under the Toytown Building Act he would certainly have uttered his familiar complaint. And I think he would have had good reason to do so, even though Ernest the Policeman and the Mayor would undoubtedly have expedited the...
Any electrical installation which is designed correctly, installed to a good standard of workmanship and maintained regularly should give many years of troublefree service. This paper assumes that the first requirement has been met and sets out the inspection and test procedures which are...
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