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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present a methodology in order to improve inspections' diagnosis during façades' service life through in‐service criteria. On‐site performance assessment and deciding on the maintenance of renders can only be improved if quantitative parameters are...
Purpose – The UK experienced a number of Extreme Weather Events (EWEs) during recent years and a significant number of businesses were affected as a result. With the intensity and frequency of weather extremes predicted in the future, enhancing the resilience of businesses, especially of Small...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to draw attention to some of the practical difficulties that exist within the current regulatory framework that is guiding refurbishment practice with regard to improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions. Design/methodology/approach – The...
Purpose – This paper aims to report a case study regarding the combined use of several non‐destructive techniques (NDTs) as a tool in the management of diagnosis and refurbishment of a damaged reinforced concrete building. Design/methodology/approach – Four types of NDTs have been selected and...
Purpose – This paper aims to look at the recent case of WW Gear Construction Ltd v. McGee Group Ltd (henceforth “WW Gear”) and the complex legal concept of a condition precedent in construction contracts. Design/methodology/approach – The paper looks at the origin of a condition precedent and...
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