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Points out that ruins have long held a fascination for those concerned with images of picturesque charm or sublime horror. Recent attitudes have broadened in an appreciation of the potential that standing ruins and their sites have for students of architecture, archaeology and landscape history,...
In this commentary academic editor Mike Hoxley offers one vision of the future. Questions whether virtual reality will be used for the training of surveyors in the future.
This seventh article in the “Small urban spaces” series deals with the “hardware” of squares and similar enclosures including statues, seating and bollards. Railing and pavings have been covered in earlier articles.
Details the restoration of Coalport Bridge Tollhouse in Shropshire, a historic building which had fallen into disrepair. Presents the historical and structural surveys carried out and lists the sources of information.
Reports on a project to test and develop methods for improving the sound insulation of party floors in larger, older dwellings converted into flats. Investigates the effects on performance of poor workmanship during installation and gives some assessment of likely comparative costs to be incurred.
Describes methods used by the author for both preliminary and detailed surveys to detect and record building structure movement. Gives four case studies with diagrams.
Discusses the new guidance notes for building surveys of residential properties. Details, first, the background to the Building Surveyors’ Division’s new practice note setting out guidelines for surveys of residential properties.
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