Structural Survey: Volume 5 Issue 3


Table of contents

Design of new buildings for earthquake resistance

Edmund Booth

Introduction The 1985 earthquake in Mexico City served as a sobering reminder of the destructive effects that earthquakes can have on well‐constructed and engineered buildings…

Georgian roofs

Malcolm Hollis

It becomes easier to examine the roofs of Georgian houses if we have a knowledge of the method of construction that was used when the property was erected. The roof is only a part…

‘Mortgage Valuations’

Ian Melville FRICS

In 1986 The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Incorporated Society of Valuers and Auctioneers jointly published Guidance Notes for valuers on the inspection of…

If you can't see it, it probably isn't rising damp

M. Rickards

There is a tendency in both structural and building society surveys for the services of a damp specialist to be recommended, even when only minimal readings are obtained on one of…

Information transfer for engineering maintenance

Robin A.C. Owen

Introduction The design and construction of a major building project by consultants and contractors requires the input of many detailed technical skills. At the time of handover…

Pre‐fabricated reinforced concrete houses – recent developments

P.H. Pitt

In my last paper on the subject of PRC houses for Structural Survey (3/3 246), I described the provisions of the Housing Defects Act 1984 and the way in which it was expected to…

Concurrent liability in tort and contract

M.G. Ross

One of the most important questions involving professional liability is the extent to which a contractual client alleging lack of care and skill is able to sue in the tort of…



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