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Much of the housing stock in the UK is built on shrinkable clay soils, particularly in the south‐east of the country. When the moisture content of the clay soils is reduced the clay shrinks causing downward movement. This extraction of moisture from the clay may occur in a number of ways, but...
The applicability of infra‐red thermography for assessing building façades was studied. Results from the laboratory experiments highlight the importance of the environmental conditions on the accuracy of technique. The thermograms were found effective in showing the simulated anomalies in test...
Realistic digital data entry and data handling is the key to unlocking the power of modern computer tools for all forms of building management functions. A survey system is needed to get the vital data about property collected and entered into any management database. Three discrete usage areas...
Continues to examine the provision of damp proofing in ground floors. Shows that damp proof membranes only became mandatory in floors laid after the mid‐1960s. Examines the methods and location of damp proofing in ground floors. Considers the problems associated with dampness in, and damp...
Focuses on a new, low‐energy, environmentally advanced building at the Building Research Establishment’s (BRE’s) site near Watford, UK. Notes that the building is part of an ongoing project between BRE, designers, manufacturers and other building professionals to investigate comfortable and...
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