Structural Survey: Volume 22 Issue 4


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New developments for key worker housing in the UK

A. Steele, S. Todd

This paper discusses the severe housing affordability problems of certain areas of the UK and the Government's “Key Worker” initiative designed to enable teachers, health workers…


Should this structure have been underpinned? – reflection after a quarter of a century

Peter Wynn

A case study of a domestic structure that suffered damage as a result of foundation movement in the 1970s is examined. Conclusions and recommendations made at the time are…

Modelling of owner‐occupiers' perception of small‐scale maintenance builders' performance expectation – Part I

Joseph Kangwa, Femi Olubodun

This paper sets out to detect and explore underlying causes of increasing uncertainty and lack of transparency in the home maintenance sector. The study gives an account of…

A view on the means of fire prevention of ancient Chinese buildings – from religious belief to practice

W.Y. Grace Cheng, S.M. Lo, Z. Fang, C.X. Cheng

Buildings erected in ancient China were often of wood and thatch and were particularly flammable. The ancient world developed a number of ways to minimize the damage caused by…


A technical evaluation index for curtain wall and cladding facades

M.Y.L. Chew, S.S. Tan, K.H. Kang

An assessment framework derived from face‐to‐face interviews with building managers and comprehensive condition surveys of commercial buildings is proposed. Twenty‐eight…




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