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Preliminary investigations and design criteria Prior to the specification of any floor materials, the following data should be known the chemical resistance, the type and the desired finish ie smooth or antislip, the magnitude and nature of loading, the subsequent unit operating temperatures,...
The London branch of a major overseas bank is situated in an office block which has recently been refurbished to a very high standard. The windows were not, however, renewed and traffic noise from the busy street outside was intrusive to an annoying extent in top management offices, board rooms...
Introduction The concept of a firm foundation to any stable structure, be it political, financial or physical, is one of the most commonly accepted metaphors in use today. Since every building has to be supported by the ground and to interact with it in a manner which is acceptable to the user,...
This note comes from the Building Conservation Trust and is based on a statement issued by the Trust's Technical Committee. The Trust operates the permanent exhibition which is open daily at Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9BS.
In the Spring 1984 edition of Structural Survey Vol 3, No 1, W. F. Hill's paper on faade Retention Projects covered the initial research, detailed surveys and preliminary design assessments which are necessary when arriving at the preferred method of construction to be adopted for new buildings...
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