As storms and heavy rainfall continue to batter the UK, ensuring that buildings are secure and watertight has never been more important. A poorly maintained roof can cause significant damage to a building’s internal structure and can be unsafe to its occupants. December’s London Apollo Theatre incident for instance – when the ceiling collapsed onto the audience injuring 80 people – is said to have been caused by years of neglect and an excess of water following a torrential downpour.
Here, FC&A’s timely and dedicated RCI supplement is the ideal resource to see how incidents such as this can be prevented, using innovation solutions either specified at the construction phase or refurbishment. Inside this issue, we host contributions and case studies from a wealth of industry experts, including Shackerley, VMZINC, Alumasc and Steni.
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