Author: Jenkins, W M;de Jesus, G C;Burns, A
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Jenkins, W M;de Jesus, G C;Burns, A
The construction industry has undergone heavy criticism and self analysis over the last few years. Two studies, one by NEDO and the other by Slough Estates Limited were of particular interest, not least, because they were specific. Both found that from conception to execution of the building, the industry compares poorly with those of other countries. Another investigation carried out by the Building and Engineering
EDC's-'The professions in the construction industries' was primarily based on interviews and contains many opinions on shortcomings3and suggests many themes for
The fairly long discussion which has taken place on trussed rafters, connector plates
and associated aspects has brought a fairly vigorous response from Mr. H. J. Andrews in their defence. He writes: I feel the time has come to respond to some of the absurdities that are being quoted in your column 'Queries, Comments, Correspondence and Curiosities' in connection with trussed rafters, and more recently the addition
of joist hangers (Sept. 1977).
There are environmental, technical and commercial reasons why the increased use of lightweight aggregate for concrete should be encouraged in this country. In this paper,
arguments in favour of and factors acting against the more general use of the material are examined and it is suggested that a major stumbling block is confusion between straight forward lightweight aggregate concrete suitable for most normal construction and the more exotic materials requiredfor highly specialised applications. The author
proposes a new category of lightweight concrete for those mixes that behave like normal dense concrete and argues that they should be exempt from the special restrictions imposed by current Codes of Practice on reinforced lightweight
concrete. Examples of the use of both types of lightweight concrete are given together with summaries of cost studies and cost evaluations.