The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 65 (1987) > Issues > Issue 9 > Large-Panel System Dwellings
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Large-Panel System Dwellings

In October 1984 the Minister for Housing & Construction announced that the Building Research Establishment would undertake a programme of investigations of dwellings constructed from large-panel systems (LPS). The structural adequacy and durability of large panel system dwellings, published recently, results from those investigations and is intended to assist local authorities and their consultants in appraisal of LPS dwellings. A summary sheet (IP8/87) has also been published. This states that the principal findings and conclusions from BRE’s own site investigations and from an analysis of private-consultants’ reports are: ‘No major structural failure of a LPS building in the UK has been reported since the programme of appraisal and strengthening of LPS building was carried out following the collapse of Ronan Point in 1968. The BRE has found no LPS building