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It overlooks the Thames. It lies between the Houses of Parliament and St. Paul`s Cathedral. It is opposite to the Royal Courts of Justice. It is within five minutes walk of the Covent Garden, West End theatres and Trafalgar Square.
The building is a 13 storied structure, and has 4 basement levels. The building is made of concrete and inflexible blockwork partitions. The floor to ceiling height is high. Roofs have valley gutters. Iron cramps have been inserted in masonry to bind the blocks together. Bonding timbers have been used in external brick and stone walls. The facade build-up includes glazed infill cladding. There are windows, and the flooring made of wood. The blockwork is inflexible, requiring extensive works. The facade are worn out.
The facade are leaky allowing water ingress and air infiltration. VAV dual duct ventilation with open able windows caused high energy consumption. The environmental performance was poor. There are DDA and fire compliance issues. The top three floors were completely gutted. Access for fire escape and fire brigade was poor. Facade, building services and DDA access were not compliant. Major defects have been included in the table below.
The occupants gave a negative feedback regarding the internal environment including noise and air pollution. Routine maintenance includes work that has to be carried out at intervals for keeping the building in appropriate condition. There may be requirements for replacement or repairing an item necessitated by natural deterioration of normal wear and tear. According to Chanter and Swallow (2000), routine maintenance is five yearly external decorations and servicing of boilers. According to the Audit Commission, details of maintenance cycles have to be set with a balance between planned and responsive maintenance. The initial focus must be on replacements that could be expected instead of those considered avoidable. The routine replacement items must be identified at the outset
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This scenario is about a contract related to the design and construction of the Tiger House for the Chinese consulate. The contractor has apparently sublet the building of a steel framed glazed structure to a subcontractor; this arrangement is known as the Engineering and Construction Subcontract Contract (ECS).
Lean thinking is basically a manufacturing based concept of implementation but has since been implemented successfully in government and healthcare projects to reduce waste and improve efficiency. Lean thinking in construction is essential as the industry generates the highest waste among all industries and the complex and dynamic nature of the industry has not deterred the implementation of lean.
There are four types of survey although they are tailored by the surveyors according to their preference in report writing. The survey types are: full structural survey, major defects survey, home buyer report and specific survey. Full structural survey deals with a complete and detailed inspection of the property.
House prices doubled in just four and a half years.
In their rush to buy a house before prices were raised any further, many people in this period borrowed as much as they were able. Building societies and banks at that time had plenty of money to lend and were only too willing to do so.
There is great access to the plot as there is several main roads and quiet streets. There is a new bypass diverts a large portion of the peak hour traffic returning plot to the once humble town. Direct access to the nearby parklands
According to the construction Act, ownership of the material transfers to the employer the moment those materials becomes part of the building, even if the employer had not completed the payment. Contractors are therefore encouraged to have a legal retention of title
We also urge the supervisor to identify if there is any equipment that has malfunctioned as well as to identify other likely causes of hazard and their degree of severity. We also try to figure out the magnitude of the hazard as well as the people who are