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The inclusion of pozzolans like pulverised fuel ash (PFA), silica fume (SF) and metakaolin (MK) enhances the properties of concrete both in fresh and hardened states. In the case of high performance concrete (HPC), their role in enhancing the workability, strength and durability is extremely...
Contractor selection models have been developed for large scale works with the assumption of the availability of contractor's information for the clients. However, a similar study of small building works, especially building maintenance and repair works, is almost ignored. In light of the small...
This paper develops the issue of funding from a first paper "Conservation finance 1: support for historic buildings"), which highlighted specific measures in use including direct grant aid, low-interest loans, fiscal relief, tax credits, the transference of development rights with associated...
The long historical background to flood defence is outlined. It is noted that many of the concerns and approaches are not new. However in some areas changes are occurring. The freshwater flooding across much of England and Wales in spring 1998 hastened new approaches to the relationship between...
The Civil Procedure Rules that came into effect in October 2001 were intended to speed up litigation between landlords and tenants. This paper argues that they have had the opposite effect in that they have made the whole process of lease negotiation more onerous and complex. In a bid to...
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