Structural Survey: Volume 32 Issue 5


Table of contents - Special Issue: Key challenges of managing adaptation and retrofit projects

Exploration of building adaptations and retrofitting challenges in Ghana: The case of selected rural bank projects

R.A. Oppong, M. Masahudu

The Ghanaian banking industry has over the last 20 years witnessed tremendous growth to the extent that rural banks are now expanding their activities into urban centres…

Architect's perception on the challenges of building energy efficiency in Ghana

Michael Nii Addy, Emmanuel Adinyira, Christian Koranteng

Building energy efficiency is an inescapable part of the solution to Africa's sustainable development; its implementation can result in cost effective ways that can contribute to…


Expert knowledge elicitation for decision-making in home energy retrofits

Daniel Yaw Addai Duah, Kevin Ford, Matt Syal

The purpose of this paper is to develop a knowledge elicitation strategy to elicit and compile home energy retrofit knowledge that can be incorporated into the development of an…

Assessing thermal comfort and energy efficiency in tropical African offices using the adaptive approach

Meshack O. Efeoma, Ola Uduku

The purpose of this paper is to adduce the most appropriate thermal comfort assessment method for determining human thermal comfort and energy efficient temperature control in…

Comparative study of project management and critical success factors of greening new and existing buildings in Singapore

Sui Pheng Low, Shang Gao, Wen Lin Tay

With pressing issues of climate change, greening buildings have emerged as a viable solution for meeting the increasing demand for buildings with minimal environmental impacts…


An experimental study of moisture buffering of bio-insulations in lofts

Simon Tucker, Eshrar Latif, Devapriya C. Wijeyesekera

The purpose of this paper is to describe and discuss initial work to assess the moisture buffering performance of selected bio-insulations in lofts that suffer from excessive…

Economic impediments to successful seismic retrofitting decisions

Temitope Egbelakin, Suzanne Wilkinson, Jason Ingham

The purpose of this paper is to examine why building owners are often reluctant to adopt adequate mitigation measures despite the vulnerability of their buildings to earthquake…



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