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REP R 111 Structural renovation of traditional buildings (1994 reprint with amendments)

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The Report examines the structural aspects to be considered in renovating traditional buildings of the late 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. It deals with the broad range of housing, commercial and industrial buildings. The approach to the structural inspection and appraisal of old buildings is presented. Detailed sections describe the assessment, repair, and upgrading of structures built of masonry, timber, cast and wrought iron and mild steel. The design and construction aspects of foundation strengthening and retention of the facades of buildings are also covered. Sources of additional information are given. The Report is divided into sections on traditional materials (masonry, timber and iron) and later sections on foundations and facade retention. The emphasis is on building elements rather than building forms. Nevertheless, the means of providing stability and integrity, as well as strength, are crucial in all building renovation work. To this extent, the interaction between the elements and the plan form of the building is important. The Report concentrates on the structural aspects of detached and terraced housing, retail and commercial premises, warehouses and other industrial buildings typical of those found in Britain's towns and cities. The Report has been written primarily for structural engineers, architects, surveyors and builders who may be relatively inexperienced in renovation work.



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