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Purpose – This research seeks to investigate the potential of using para‐aramid fibre fabric and yarn as an external reinforcement to existing structures. The purpose of this paper is to improve existing structural performance or to return the original design performance, during refurbishment....
Purpose – Traditional management systems sometimes struggle to meet the unique demands of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) projects. Consequently, contractors have to modify their management practices. The purpose of this paper is to explore the management practices necessary...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a review of the technology, design and application of rainwater harvesting (RWH) systems in a UK context and identify areas of research and development. Design/methodology/approach – A comprehensive range of literature from 1978‐2010 is reviewed...
Purpose – Groundwater levels (GWL) are rising in many cities in the world. The purpose of this study is to present the multi‐faceted approach adopted for examining the impact of a 3 m rise in GWL on the durability, stability and strength of the structural components of a building complex with...
Purpose – This paper aims to present a case study of some current disorders affecting the stone‐panels of façade claddings, i.e. cracking, spalling close to anchorage systems and staining. The purpose of this study is to identify the origin of the mechanical and chemical disorders of the...
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