Maskell, D.V., 1971. MAINTENANCE OF STRUCTURAL STEEL MULTI-STOREY CAR PARKS. Fire Research Notes 872
Circular No. 17/68, issued by the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, new the Department of the Environment, permits, under certain conditions, the use of unprotected steelwork for the construction of multi-storey car parks. However, one of the biggest draw-backs to its usage has been the need to protect the steel against corrosion. Besides providing some general information on the maintenance and running costs of a car park, this report seeks to establish the costs of periodically redecorating the steelwork. Allowing for the limited number of car parks built in steel, the report shows that in terms of present day worth, about £9 per car parking place is added to the initial cost for this periodic redecoration.