by Building Research Establishment (BRE) (01-May-1985)
NB This pdf is a scanned copy of the original report and is not as clear as pdfs created as such.
This report arises from the statement on Ronan Point and other Taylor Woodrow-Anglian (TWA) buildings made by the Minister for Housing and Construction to Parliament on 23 October 1984 about the implications of engineering advice on Ronan Point which had been received by the London Borough of Newham from their consultants.
The report is the result of an examination of the consultants' assessments of Ronan Point in the light of calculations, design recommendations, research information and documentary evidence on TWA buildings. It is concerned principally with the adequacy of the structure of Ronan Point to resist the effects of normal loads (self-weight, imposed loads and wind loads) and abnormal loads (fire or gas explosion). The main conclusions and recommendations relating to the adequacy of Ronan Point and remedial measures necessary to maintain it in a satisfactory structural condition are summarised, together with the implications for other TWA buildings and the needs for research.