Lintel Durability - you do the maths

There are several British Standards relevant to lintel specification but none gives a difinitive guide to calculating lintel service life. - Dec 09.
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Only post-galvanising guarantees compliance with British Standards governing lintels and their durability

It is the task of the structural engineer to validate the structural performance of a lintel, including the durability features that determine lifespan. But too few recognise that only post-galvanising will guarantee modern lifespan requirements in compliance with key standards BS EN845-2:2003 and BS 7543:2003. - Dec 09.
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Jones ReviewJones Review - Where in the World Competition Winners

We started publishing the Jones of Oswestry Reviews over 20 years ago with each issue showing examples of projects across the UK designed by leading architects and engineers that we have had a hand in plus the hugely successful "Where in the World?" competition. Our latest Reviews are now A5 in size but still feature the Competition with a fantastic prize of of £200 worth of architectural books for the winner. Sign up to the Jones Review mailing list here for your chance to enter each month.


Review 11 The Reichstag Building in Berlin, Germany Cupola - designed by Sir Norman Foster Winner: Mr Andrew Bullock Graduate Engineer

Review 10 Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora de Aparecida Brasilia Federal District Brazil by the architect Oscar Niemeyer. Winner: Mr Jarrod Smith (Senior Planner) Mouchel St Johns House Manchester

Review 9 The "Sage" Building Gateshead Newcastle upon Tyne designed by Norman Foster (Foster and Partners). Winner: Mr Ronnie J. Linton a partner of The Miller Partnership (Architects and Interior Designers) 19 Royal Crescent Glasgow

Review 8 The National Centre for the performing Arts formely known as the National Grand Theatre in Beijing China, designed by French architect Paul Andreu Winner: Mr Allister Lewis from Portsmouth City Council Architects

Review 7 Thomond Park Stadium, Limerick (home of Irish Rugby Football Union "Munster" with it's iconic sweeping arches) designed by Murray O' Laoire architects who kindly allowed us to use their photograph. Winner: Mr Alan Taylor of HGP Architects Ltd Fareham Hampshire

Review 6 Rasin Building in Prague also known as The Dancing House or Fred and Ginger. Designed by Frank Gehry but in collaboration with local architect Vlado Milunic. The official name in English is The National-Nederlanded Building. Winner: Mr John Howell - Senior Engineer, Newport City Council, South Wales

Review 5 Scottish Parliament Building Winner: Mr Carson Dinsmore - Senior Technician, R.Robinson & Sons (Chartered Architects and Civil Engineers) Ltd, Ballymoney, Co. Antrim

Review 4 The Sears Tower Chicago. Winner: Guy Meadows - Senior Design Manager, Morgan Ashurst plc, Poole, Dorset

Review 3 One West Park Liverpool UK. Winner: Jos Boone - a Senior Landscape Architect with Randle Siddeley Associates, London

Review 2 Melbourne Cricket Ground Australia. Winner: Adam Robertson - a Landscape Graphics Technician with Scott Wilson, Plymouth

Review 1 Millennium Centre Cardiff Bay Wales. Winner: Rebecca Allan - a Landscape Officer with Newcastle Under Lyme Borough Council


The winner of the prize of a weekend break for two at Malmaison Hotel Oxford was Mr Philip R Evans MA, BA, DipArch, RIBA of Philip Evans Architects, Kettering, Northamptonshire, who wrote the correct answer on his business card;

Question What is the name of our security and fire door range?
Answer: UltraSecure "Sentinel" Security & Fire Doors