Structural Survey: Volume 17 Issue 4


Table of contents

Issues arising from computer‐based recording of heritage sites

Derek Worthing, John Counsell

This paper considers the value of using computer models to store, manage and illustrate records of historic buildings. The paper is based upon the research and development work…

Dissatisfaction with stock condition surveys in social housing

Keith P. Chapman

This paper arises from findings which emerged during the preparation of the Good Practice Guide to Maintenance Cost Forecasting. This Guide was commissioned by the Housing…


The development of ground floor constructions: part 8 (review and summary)

James Douglas

Reviews the development of ground floor constructions. Explores the reasons for insulating the various types of ground floor constructions. Discusses the reasons for and methods…


Building defects in Singapore: aspects in tort

Stephen Donohoe

Reviews the application of the law of negligence as it has been applied in building defect cases in England. The application of English law by Commonwealth countries is then…


The conservation of historic buildings in Britain and The Netherlands: a comparative study

Nigel Dann, Mark Steel

Britain and The Netherlands both have a large stock of historic buildings dating from pre‐Roman to modern. Both provide some degree of state funding and each has a series of…


The role of human error in construction defects

Andrew R. Atkinson

This paper reports research on the human error causes of defects, which has important implications for design professions involved in supervising new and refurbished building…


Liability for reporting on system built properties ‐ an update

Paul Murrells

This article discusses a surveyor’s responsibility when reporting upon a system built property for mortgage valuation purposes. Recently the Court of Appeal has confirmed that a…




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1983 – 2016

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