Discusses the storms and high winds of 1987 and 1990 which affectedmuch of the country, and asks why so much damage was caused to buildingswhen Building Regulations and Codes of Practice were designed to copewith such conditions. Outlines the extent of the 1990 damage and positsreasons for the structural failures. Explores damage which occurred tonew buildings and gives suggestions as to where the designs were atfault. Calls for alteration to the existing Codes of Practice andexamines the lessons which should have been learnt by the constructionindustry, insurers and by legislators.
Structural Survey – Emerald Publishing
Published: Feb 1, 1991