Changing Priorities in UK Construction Researchby 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.
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