Structural Survey: Volume 27 Issue 5


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Residential regeneration and adaptive reuse: learning from the experiences of Los Angeles

Peter A. Bullen, Peter E.D. Love

Adaptive reuse of older commercial buildings, particularly in countries such as the USA, has been regarded by building owners and developers as uneconomic. Retention of older…


Environmental assessment of construction trends in Mexico: towards sustainable building?

Olivia Guerra Santin

The purpose of this paper is to determine the environmental performance of construction trends in houses in central Mexico by assessing the type and quantity of material used in…


Estimation algorithm for predicting the performance of private apartment buildings in Hong Kong

Yung Yau, Daniel Chi‐wing Ho, Kwong‐wing Chau, Wai‐yip Lau

For the sake of public health and safety, a territory‐wide evaluation of the quality of buildings in Hong Kong is crucial. However, it is a lengthy process to assess the…

How small can a dwelling be? A revision of Portuguese building regulations

João António Costa Branco de Oliveira Pedro

The purpose of this paper is to study the minimum necessary net internal area of dwellings that should be established by Portuguese building regulations.

Thermal behaviour of vented roofs

M. D'Orazio, C. Di Perna, F. Stazi

The purpose of this paper is to present the results of an experimental study aimed at analysing the effect of the roof tile air permeability on the thermal performances of…



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