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Fit for retrofit: Three crucial questions architects should ask their engineer


An excellent article. A key problem is often that old records of buildings no longer exist. If one is prepared to put in the time (and thus the money) early on to establish what the construction of a building is, through research and intrusive investigation, then dividends can be reaped. I recall decades ago that a refurbishment project was generally said to cost nearly as much as a new build but still had, to at least some extent, the limitations imposed by the previous layout. There are also potential problems over the original quality of the construction and unknown "nasties" that only reveal themselves late on. Jeffrey (Engineer)

Posted date

20 November, 2019

Posted time

10:44 am