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Reviews the use of three defect diagnosis options available to surveyors and engineers, with particular regard to high‐rise buildings in Hong Kong. Draws comparisons between the various defect diagnosis techniques , such as traditional manual hammer tapping, impact‐echo system and thermography.
Notes that the management of subsidence cases often involves both engineering consultants and contractors. In order to obtain information on current trends in subsidence management, a survey of both consultants and contractors who deal with subsidence cases was undertaken. Presents the findings...
This is the eighth article in the series concerned with small urban spaces and deals with the special problems and unique controls which affect squares and similar open spaces in London.
Discusses the use of carbon fibre plates for strengthening concrete structures and research and development by Professor Urs Meier at The Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Testing and Research (EMPA), on which the Carbodur system is based. Plate bonding, using mild steel strips, is now a...
Reports on the work undertaken by the University of Salford on behalf of Warrington Borough Council to satisfy the technical requirements of the Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA)(1) which obtained Royal Assent in June 1995 and came into force on 1 April 1996. Also examines the information...
Discusses the application of the English and Welsh Building Regulations to the form of earth‐walled buildings of the West Country commonly known as cob. Its aim is to provide designers and controlling Authorities with a better understanding, so as to enable a more informed approach to the...
Examines the use of glass for glazing in buildings, concentrating on the four basic types: ordinary annealed glass; toughened glass, laminated glass and wired glass. Claims that, if the limitations of glass are understood, we have a wonderful, versatile, economic and durable material with as yet...
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