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Residential Low Rise

The Problems To Be Resolved


  

Corrosion of a steel loadbearing column in a BISF house

 Steel Frame Properties

 

 

 

 

  • Corrosion of metal laths and failure of render
  • Corrosion of sheathing rails
  • Corrosion of steel profiled sheets and flashings
  • Corrosion of steel columns




  Timber Frame PropertiesRotten and degraded timber at sole plate on a timber framed house


 

 

 

 

  • Decay of timber boarding, cladding or sheathing
  • Inadequate, failed fixing between brickwork and timber panels
  • Decay of structural frame and diaphragm
  • Movement, distortion and gaps due to racking






  Concrete Frame PropertiesCorrosion of the steel reinforced rebar inside the concrete causing the concrete to crack and deteriorate


 

 

 

 

  • Racking movement of precast units
  • Structural degradation of primary frame
  • Composite action of secondary structure
  • Carbonation
  • Chloride ingress
  • Corrosion of steel reinforced rebar

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