Structural Survey: Volume 7 Issue 2


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The design and bracing of trussed rafters – the 1988 Amendment to BS 5268: Part 3

A.V. Page

During the early 'sixties trussed rafters were introduced from North America, where they had been widely and successfully used in conjunction with plywood sarking. The omission of…

The characteristics of vernacular buildings in East Yorkshire

Nigel C. Lindley

If one accepts that the development of a regional building type is a function of geology and knowhow then R. M. Brunskill's definition of the ‘vernacular’ as ‘the products of…

Property surveys in Israel

Ivor Mindel

Introduction The concept of a property survey as understood in the UK has only recently emerged in the Israeli market. This was brought home to me on one of my earliest surveys…

The corrosion and protection of steel‐piled structures

John Morley

Earth retaining and structural foundation works are commonly built from rolled steel piling products which are designed and manufactured to cover a wide range of structural…

Mundic – its effect on 2,000 houses in Cornwall

Richard Catt

Many surveyors seem to have become cynical about the regular claims that more and more building materials, systems and conditions are now to be treated as dangerous or…

Buildmark – NHBC's improved ten‐year scheme

Rhona Wyles

On 1st April, 1988, the National House‐building Council (NHBC) introduced its new improved ten‐year scheme, the ‘Build‐mark’, which gives ten years protection for new homes. The…

Prestressed brickwork

W.G. Curtin

Brickwork has been around for some 4,000 years and its durability, strength and other good qualities are well known. It is a useful structural material — but limited to…

Rewriting defective premises law

M.G. Ross

The House of Lords has just taken a bulldozer to defective premises law in the shape of D. & F. Estates v Church Commissioners [1988] 3 WLR 368, which will be published in the…



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