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Outlines a broad strategy for fire safety management, including the development of a proper safety manual, the appointment of a fire safety manager, written emergency procedures, site plans, ongoing maintenance and evaluation of safety systems, and post‐fire procedures. Briefly discusses...
Reports on a research programme, undertaken at the Structural Timber Research Unit of the University of Brighton, UK, which aimed to provide information on the long‐term structural performance of Glulam timber. In particular, addresses the issue of continuously measuring the moisture content of...
Aims to: familiarize the audience with the potentially serious consequences of exposure to lead and ways of preventing them; facilitate understanding of how massive environmental contamination with lead occurred, and is still happening, with the expectation that this knowledge will be useful in...
Reports on a risk assessment survey, piloted in five London schools, which aimed to assess the schools′ susceptibility to vandalism, and to establish which elements had the greatest effect on such vandalism. Findings show that most schools suffer vandalism of external areas, the level of which...
Lists various legal cases involving a landlord′s obligation to effect repairs to property, such as: repair vs. renew; replacement; tenant′s obligation to notify and/or contribute towards the cost of damage; lessor′s and lessee′s obligations; “running repairs”, etc.
Reviews piling methods and their possible effects, mainly during construction, on adjacent structures, noting that piling falls into two basic types: displacement, where the material is forced into the ground, and replacement, where the ground is removed and replaced with concrete or grout....
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