Structural Survey: Volume 19 Issue 2


Table of contents

Vertically restrained clay brickwork cladding

P.R. Bingel, J.J. Brooks, J.P. Forth

The use of clay brickwork masonry as a cladding on framed building structures is reviewed and the problems with the modern form of construction for brickwork cladding highlighted…


A review of the proposals for amending the energy efficiency provisions in the Building Regulations for dwellings

Stephen Todd

Reviews the UK government’s proposals for amending the energy efficiency of new dwellings. With the aid of worked examples the alternative calculation methods for U‐values are…


Environmental assessment of rammed earth construction systems

Graham J. Treloar, Ceridwen Owen, Roger Fay

Present concerns for sustainable development have led to a revival of traditional building practices using natural or recycled resources. There is a perception that buildings…


Quantifying the relationships between buildability, structural quality and productivity in construction

Sui Pheng Low

Achieving high productivity and quality standards are two important issues in the construction industry. Buildability is an important concept adopted to help raise productivity…


A linear programming decision tool for selecting the optimum excavator

David J. Edwards, Hamid Malekzadeh, Silas B. Yisa

Previous methods have been developed to predict tracked hydraulic excavator output and associated costs of production, but these fail to provide a “complete” solution to the plant…


To build or not to build? Assessing the strategic needs of construction industry clients and their stakeholders

Jim Smith, Peter E.D. Love, Ray Wyatt

The pre‐design stage of construction projects has become a focal point in design management research in the last decade, as it is primarily the source of problems such as rework…


A multivariate approach to the prediction of maintenance needs in public housing: the tenant dimension

Femi Olubodun

This paper sets out to develop a bridge for the existing gap in knowledge by exploring the characteristics of the tenants of some LA housing estates and how they affect…




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1983 – 2016

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Emerald Publishing Limited