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Cavity wall tie failure
This paper provides a brief synopsis of the problem of failed wall ties within cavity walls, including the signs of wall tie failure, causes and results, and remedial solutions. It also examines the reasons why wall tie failure is no longer so common in modern buildings.
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Bernie Smith MCABE, C.Build E, FCIOB, started his career within the construction industry at trade level and quickly progressed into management. A few years later, he moved into training and spent a short time helping set up and running the Prince’s Trust construction school in West Norfolk, before working for the local authority as a Clerk of Works. Bernie became regional surveyor for a leading high street electrical company, then set up his own company, Smith Building Services Ltd, specialising in maintenance and remedial repairs and employing 20 people. The company carries out specialist repairs on both historic and modern buildings throughout East Anglia and beyond.