Changing Priorities in UK Construction Research

by John Figg, Ove Arup & Partners, London, England,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Rehabilitation, Renovation, and Reconstruction of Buildings


This paper addresses two types of situations to contend with in building assessment: aging structures all built at about the same time and to standards no longer acceptable, and newer buildings of unresearched and unpredicted performance often constructed by unusual combinations of familiar materials. Examples of problems encountered with the inadequate performance of materials are discussed. Research activities of the construction industry in the United Kingdom are also discussed.

Subject Headings: Construction management | Construction materials | Building design | Concrete construction | Structural design | Aging (material) | Professional societies | Concrete structures | United Kingdom | Europe

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