Author: Richard Harris
2 September 2021
The Structural Engineer, Volume 99, Issue 9, 2021, Page(s) 1
This one-day online course introduces timber as an engineering material, with a focus on its use in historic structures. It covers non-destructive techniques for condition assessment and strategies for the reuse of heritage structures.
This article discusses how strengthening an existing building can enable changes of use, achieve compliance with modern building codes, resist a previously unforeseen environmental load or increase resilience. It gives a broad description of some common strengthening options, as well as guidance on where to find more information.
A technical lecture sharing guidance on how to recognise RAAC and assess risks.