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In this extract from BM TRADA's Best practice guide to Timber in high-specification buildings, Dr John Williams discusses what to consider when assessing the condition of existing structural timber elements in refurbishment or conversion works.
Article from TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2015
This research information sheet examines ways in which businesses can adopt a more sustainable attitude to construction.
Using the Eden Project - which aimed to recycle 55% of its construction waste - as a case study, this information sheet highlights some of the ways in which construction can reduce...
Life-cycle costing is a decision-making technique which takes into account both initial and future costs. For buildings and structures this usually means considering not just capital costs but relevant costs in use (operational costs) such as maintenance, component replacement, utilities, managing the asset for a given period, and end-of-life costs....