Author: J. E. Ruddy (CARE)
1 February 2015
First published: 1 February 2015
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J. E. Ruddy (CARE)
Some masonry design in the UK uses concrete blocks. BS EN 1996 (Eurocode 6) covers the design of masonry for buildings and civil engineering works and is organised into four parts. This design guide covers vertical load design (strength and eccentricity) and concentrated loads.
This article is the first of two which will discuss the problem of corrosion of steel
frames behind masonry elevations. It aims to provide an introduction to this form of
construction and to consider the ways in which lack of maintenance can lead to corrosion of the steel frame, before setting out how remedial work should be
Cantilever stone staircases have been used in all sorts of buildings for more than 350 years.
Unfortunately, when surveying buildings we can be so intent on getting from floor
to floor that we forget to look at the stairs on the way. Like all structures, stairs need regular inspection and maintenance; without which, collapses can ultimately occur.