Structural Survey: Volume 14 Issue 2


Table of contents

Estimating the life expectancies of building components in life‐cycle costing calculations

Allan Ashworth

Considers how the life expectancies of building components in a life cycle cost calculation can be determined. Makes comparisons with initial capital cost estimating, where…


Landscape of squares

Richard Catt

This fifth article in the “small urban spaces” series deals with the gardens of squares, crescents and similar enclosures as landscape.

Making notes on a survey

Ronald Wilde

Gives a personal opinion on the part that note taking plays in surveying and report writing, referring to a recent judgment critical of a surveyor who had no written site notes to…


Building quality assessment (BQA) for offices

Michael Clift

Describes a computerized system of building appraisal ‐ building quality assessment (BQA) ‐ which has been evaluated by the Building Research Establishment. BQA is a tool for…


Evaluating the pilot “rebuilding grant” initiative

Stephen Todd

Reports the results of a study carried out using interviews, household surveys, physical surveys, economic appraisal and observations of agencies’ contacts with residents, to…


An analysis of structural defects occurring in residential buildings in the East Midlands region

Chris Page, Peter Murray

Presents the results of a survey of 501 traditionally‐built residential properties in the East Midlands which identified and analysed the causal mechanisms of 844 specific…




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1983 – 2016

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