Structural Survey: Volume 23 Issue 4


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Progressing the rights to light debate: Part 2: the grumble point revisited

Paul Chynoweth

The paper examines the origins of the so‐called “grumble point” (a sky factor of 0.2 per cent) as the measure of daylight adequacy in rights to light disputes. It seeks to…


Improving the design of tall buildings after 9/11

Florence Yean Yng Ling, Lay Hong Soh

Following the terrorist attack on the New York World Trade Center in 2001, this paper seeks to investigate the design features that would enhance the safety of tall buildings.


Intelligent buildings with radio frequency identification devices

James Sommerville, Nigel Craig

The drive for intelligent buildings continues unabated. An intelligent building (IB) is one that provides a responsive and supportive environment within which an organisation can…


Towards innovative building maintenance

Brian Wood

Building maintenance is not sexy – yet it is big business, arguably more than new‐build. It is under‐researched. Received wisdom from the 1960s and 1970s is that reactive…


Fire safety evaluation of restaurant facilities

Mohammad A. Hassanain, Mohammed Abdul Hafeez

Since the earliest days of mankind, fire has been both a friend and a foe. Restaurant facilities, characterized by the use of fire in their daily activities, pose unique fire…




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