Structural Survey: Volume 10 Issue 2


Table of contents

Roof slates and tiles – the cheaper alternative to the “real thing”

Anthony L. Poole

Opens with a discussion as to whether the ′real thing′ isnecessarily better than the ′cheaper alternatives′, and traces thehistoric rise of alternatives to ′real′ building…

Satisfactory housing standards?

Hilary Davies

Reiterates the standard for fitness of human habitation set by the1989 revision of the 1985 Housing Act, section 604, and the majorchanges brought about by the revision…

Dry rot in the refurbished building

Ronald Wilde

Examines the problem of dry rot appearing during a refurbishmentcontract. Discusses investigation techniques for dry rot, and the roleand management of specialist treatment firms…


Robert A. Butcher

Defines what varnish is, and traces its history. Outlines thevarious types of varnish and their main uses – alkyds, cellulose,melamine, epoxy, polyurethanes, phenolic…

Czechoslovakia – Part II

Richard Catt

Continues the discussion begun in part one of the article(Structural Survey 10.1) with some of the problems faced byCzechoslovakia following the separation of that country from…

Improving surveying skills with computer‐aided learning tools – Part 2

S.L.J. Mika

Continues from the first part of the article (Structural Survey9.2) in describing the work undertaken in computer‐aided learning at theUniversity of Reading, UK. Describes, with…

Collapses of historic buildings

Michael Lowndes

Draws on the sudden collapse of two listed buildings inWestminster, London in 1990, to conclude that old buildings, built on acellular basis, are at risk of instability from any…

Treatment of joints in building structures

I.J. Moffat

Claims that joints in buildings have been well‐discussed in theliterature, rightly, as they fail frequently. Reviews the principles ofjoint design and joint sealing, including the…

Rising groundwater levels beneath London – an update

B. Simpson, V. Robinson

Follows a previous article (Structural Survey 6.3) in tracing risesin groundwater levels beneath London between 1985 and 1990, drawingparticularly on a 1989 report published by…



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1983 – 2016

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