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By G.A. Atkinson

Caliber is an important factor to be addressed via all constuction pros operating in Europe at the present time. This publication presents transparent, concise counsel to the making and use of codes, rules and technical necessities in Europe.

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The facade is unusual, and was much more so at the time it was designed; it was indeed the outcome of careful thought and experiment, and its well-kept appearance is now regarded by the owners as a remunerative form of publicity not to be jeopardized by parsimony. 4 DIFFERENT TIMESCALES OF STRUCTURE AND SERVICES The effect of rapid changes in building services technologies was another lesson drawn from the study. The life of a building service is often significantly shorter than that of the structure in which it is installed, a matter demonstrated in the more traditional buildings investigated as well as in the more innovative.

2 BS 0: A STANDARD FOR STANDARDS The standards-making process is set out in BS 0: A standard forstandards, the most recent edition being published in 1991. BS 0: Part 1: 1991 Guide to general principles of standardization General aims and principles of standardization; the role and status of standards within the legal framework. BS 0: Part 2: 1991 Guide to BSI committee procedures Origin and objects of BSI, and organization and procedures governing the structure and constitution of committees, preparation and maintenance of standards, and UK involvement in European and international standards work.

Just under a fifth were put down to a designer’s placing undue reliance on site skills to solve difficult constructional details. 1 Traditional housebu bilding: attribution of faults by element of construction (from BRE survey of housing, 1982) tradesman’s lack of craft knowledge, or manual dexterity. Most fault types were judged to have arisen from work on site; a comparatively small number from manufactured products; and the balance from faulty designs, or poor communication of design intentions to site personnel.

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