Author: Chou, S K G;Chapman, J C
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Chou, S K G;Chapman, J C
This paper discusses the design and installation of a cathodic protection system and a condition-monitoring system to an 18-storey tower block in North Lanarkshire. The tower block is to have a rainscreen overcladding system erected as part of a programme of refurbishment works being carried out by North Lanarkshire Council during 2000. An investigation by the Building Research Establishment revealed the presence of cast-in chlorides in the structural frame and questioned the longer-term integrity of some elements of the building. This paper discusses the appraisal of the tower block’s condition, the remedial options considered, and the theory, design and installation of the treatment selected to ensure the integrity of both external and internal elements of the structure. M.R. Gower and D.M. Windsor
Compare then... ‘Like life in general our codes seem to get more and more complicated. In this one we are discussing tonight, before an engineer can determine the pressures for which he is designing his building, he has to assess about four different factors, depending on this or that. Some of them are given to two places of decimals, which gives us an idea of accuracy that certainly is not justified by the assumptions made in assessing these factors.’(1970) 48,245-246.
Self-certification of Design John Hill, our next President Elect, has responded to the issue raised in Verulam on 21 March: I write as Chairman of the Joint IStructE/ICE working party set up to consider and respond to the consultation paper ‘The Building Act 1984: Taking forward self-certification under the Building Regulations’.