Structural Survey: Volume 21 Issue 4


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The fight against SARS: a backfilling connection for the prevention of drying out of floor drains' U‐traps

K.K. Yuen, Eric W.M. Lee, S.M. Lo

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) was first reported in China in November 2002 and had spread to Hong Kong by late February 2003. Initially hospitals were the main sites of…

Developing future energy performance standards for UK housing: The St Nicholas Court project – Part 1

Robert Lowe, Malcolm Bell, David Roberts

This paper (and Part 2, to appear in the next issue) set out the results of a housing field trial designed to evaluate the impact of an enhanced energy performance standard for…


Benchmarks to minimize water leakages in basements

M.Y.L. Chew, Nayanthara De Silva

Basement defects such as water seepages/leakages are tedious and expensive to rectify. Intensive research has been conducted to study the problem type, their causes and preventive…


Flexural behaviour of concrete beams internally reinforced with GFRP rods and steel rebars

H.Y. Leung, R.V. Balendran

Use of fibre‐reinforced polymer (FRP) composite rods, in lieu of steel rebars, as the main flexural reinforcements in reinforced concrete (RC) beams have recently been suggested…


A factor approach to analysis of home maintenance outcomes and attributes of management successes in the owner‐occupied sector

Joseph Kangwa, Femi Olubodun

This paper seeks to explore and detect underlying relationships between identifiable attributes that are influential to successful outcomes of home maintenance activities. The…




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