Structural Survey: Volume 5 Issue 4


Table of contents

The treatment of rising dampness

C.T. Kyte

What is rising dampness? Rising dampness results from the upward capillary flow of water from ground into masonry. The force responsible for the flow is associated with the…

Survey, repair and strengthening of buildings for earthquake damage

Edmund Booth

Introduction In a previous paper, I discussed the techniques for ensuring the earthquake resistance of new buildings. Experience of past earthquakes demonstrates that…

Noise pollution in buildings

P.H. Allaway

Noise as a pollutant The usual concept of a pollutant is that of the presence of a physical contaminant which has some unwished‐for effect on its immediate surroundings. The…

Building control with NHBC

G.C. Mills

Introduction New Building Regulations came into force in November 1985 and NHBC Building Control Services Ltd was granted Approved Inspector status by the Secretary of State for…

Recording cracks photographically

J. Uren, G.C. Robertson

Introduction This paper is a follow‐up to one published in Structural Survey in 1985 under the title of ‘Monitoring crack propagation using close‐range photogrammetry’. In that…

Riverside properties

A.J. Stammers

Introduction The description ‘riverside property’ is commonly used if any part of the boundary is formed by a waterway, be it a grand sweep of the tidal Thames or a trickling…

Watchdog, soothsayer or bloodhound?

M.G. Ross

Increasing evidence exists to suggest that the courts are refusing to widen the negligence liability of surveyors any further. In part, as I explained in the previous issue of…



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