Structural Survey: Volume 6 Issue 1


Table of contents

Local authority building control

Trevor Clarkson

Traditional role of local authorities With the passing of the Building Act 1984, the Building Regulations reached a crossroads in the long history of building ordinance in this…

In‐situ timber engineering

M. Rickards

During the last decade, numerous elements have combined to produce a new branch of the building industry which has come to be known as ‘in situ timber engineering’.

Professional indemnity insurance — some background and points to watch

RICS Insurance Services

This paper is contributed by RICS Insurance Services Ltd, the insurance brokers operating the official professional indemnity insurance scheme for the Royal Institution of…


Principles and practice of dilapidations – 1

Ian Melville

This is the first of two papers on the Principles and Practice of Dilapidations by Ian Melville, Chairman of the Editorial Board of Structural Survey. It consists of an…

Economic impact of existing and prospective weight restrictions on older bridges in England and Wales

Andrew Street

It is estimated that there are some 49,000 bridges throughout Great Britain which were not built to comply with national loading standards, introduced in 1922, or were built…


Richard Catt

One of the more disturbing features of surveying in the 1980s is the ever‐increasing number of building materials, structural systems and working practices that have been labelled…

Vandals and thieves

M.G. Ross

In general terms, the law of negligence is more concerned with positive acts than omissions. Failure to help your neighbour in distress is usually no tort, even though it might…



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