Structural Survey: Volume 2 Issue 1


Table of contents

Timber‐framed construction

Brian Keyworth

There has been in the last two or three years a considerable growth of interest in the use of timber framed buildings, primarily for housing, and it might be inferred that this…

RICS Scale of fees

Hugh Cross

‘RICS Abandons Fee Scales’. This brief headline, together with a few short paragraphs, in The Times and the Daily Telegraph in March last year, announced to the public, and indeed…

Trussed rafter roofs — Load distribution and lateral stability

A.P. Mayo

This paper (originally published as IS 24/78) summarises the load sharing capabilities of the components of a laboratory test roof constructed with fink trussed rafters. The…

Basic facts about brickwork 1 — Structural brickwork

John Morton

Architects and engineers are turning to structural masonry more and more today to provide the solutions for their building needs. Over the past ten years or so a growing awareness…

The surveyor as expert witness

D.T. Hurlstone

To many people, the term ‘Expert Witness’ conjures up a picture of a serious‐faced, profound, middle‐aged man with bushy eyebrows and spectacles or presumably, in this age of sex…

Cladding 2 – Remedying defects

M. Wilson

What constitutes a failure? A failure is not necessarily a total collapse causing damage or loss of life — these are extreme cases. And to analyse failures, it is first necessary…

Survey of an office building

Malcolm Hollis

The inspection of an office building will not differ materially from those which are carried out to residential or other smaller properties. It will still be necessary to…



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